Along the Natchez Trace

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

We're On Our Way...

A quickie post while we have internet...  just to catch up.

Bill & I left Athens Saturday morning...  of course we had to go to the Farmer's Market on our way out of town.  By 9:30 we were heading towards the Ohio River...  and West Virginia...  and then turn east through some beautiful country.  Probably mountains by some folks thoughts, but at that point we're still in the foothills of the Appalachians...  then across Maryland..  just a few miles from the Pennsylvania border.  At Hagerstown we head north again on I 81...  We don't always stick to the interstates...  this time we headed for Stroudsburg and up to Port Jervis (NY)...  across I 84 and then take a left at Newburgh.

And for a very special reason...  Just a few miles north of Newburgh, our daughter and her family live at Marlboro, NY.

Our Budding Photographer

That's Evie, our great-granddaughter and Glenn, our son-in-law.  Evie loves taking pictures.  We had a great visit with everyone and you can bet there'll be more photos later!  Evie's 2 1/2 years old...  I hated to leave so soon as she's growing up so fast!

After a very short visit, it was on the road again...  across the Beacon Bridge (Hudson River I 84) and into Connecticut ...  through Massachusetts...  into (and out of) New Hampshire, and finally into Maine.

Today is Tuesday...  we're at Cabela's right now.
Spent most of the day driving into Freeport to do some shopping at the LL Bean store...
Yep!  That's Bill outside the main store...  right in front of the boot.
As you can see, our shopping bag is full...  lots of goodies to make our stay in Northern Maine more fun and more comfortable.  (insect resistant shirts and stuff like that).

This evening our good friend Karen, who lives in nearby Portland, Maine, will stop by.  We'll go out for dinner and catch up on life.

Tomorrow morning Bill & I will head out again...  we have a long day's travel ahead of us...  up to Limestone/Caribou Maine.  This place is like "home" to me.  We've been volunteering at Aroostook NWR off and on since 2003....  It's so exciting to be going there again.

Gotta make this short...  we're dry-camping this week....  So... until the next time...

That's All For Today!


  1. Are you sure that boot is big enough for Bill. It may be a little snug (grin). Bet you hated to leave the great grand daughter.

  2. Sounds like great plans! Evie is a doll. Bet photography can be interesting through a childs eyes.

  3. Your road was through some of my favorite country!

  4. What a wonderful drive and a couple of nice visits, enjoy you time there in the bush.

  5. You sure are boogying, but it's always comforting to return 'home'. :)

  6. Such a sweet photo of that budding photographer - and I love that huge boot!

  7. I am so envious. I love LL Bean and haven't been there in more than 20 years. That shoe might even fit San Geraldo.

  8. We are all eagerly awaiting a moose photo!