Thursday, November 6, 2014

From Arkansas to Maine to New York and back

To Maine and 2013 we took a 5,000 mile trip from Arkansas to Maine and back to Arkansas via-Tennessee-Virginia-West Virginia-Maryland-Pennsylvania-New York-Connecticut-Massachusetts-New Hampshire-Ohio-Kentucky. What a wonderful adventure!  We stopped to see a cousin in Tennessee, one in New York, and a childhood friend in the Finger Lake District of New York.  I had only been in and out of Maine at the border and Chuck and never been there.  It was on our 'bucket list'. Our  destination: Deer Isle, Maine. 

Left Arkansas-Stopped in Tennessee-
to visit our cousins (old pic)
Stopped in Virginia-
Through West Virginia-
Stopped in Maryland-
Nora Roberts' Bookstore'Turn the Page'
Through Pennsylvania
Arrived at Destination MAINE-Camden-
White Hall Inn 'Peyton Place', the movie was filmed here.

Sailing on West Penobscot Bay
Shopping at Jo Ellen Designs was a highlight
Side Trip: Portland
The Wyeth Center
Farnsworth Art Museum
The Works of N. C., Andrew, and James Wyeth
Maine-Deer Isle-East Penobscot Bay-

A little food...
How about a 'big' lobster?
We got four of these for about $20
right off the boat!
A little music...

A little R & R...

...we are ready to head for Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park 

Checking In 

Breakfast at '2 Cats'
Lunch at the Harbor

Another lunch at Jordan Pond
Located in Acadia National Park
Famous Blow Hole in the Park
No it didn't blow while we were there!
Fun times, but time to head South and Home!
Leaving Maine...Heading to Arkansas

1st Stop: Schenectady, New York
An overnight visit with my cousin, Mac
Home cooking for dinner and
a tour of MiSci.(Mac is the Exec. Dir.)
 Next Stop: Naples, New York, in the Finger Lake District: 
Another overnight visit with
my childhood/forever friend Carolyn
A Tour of Naples and another home cooked meal!
Up and at 'em early; put the car on cruise control; and one more overnighter; and we have made the loop.

We loved our trip, but the best part of traveling is coming home!
There's no place like home!  ...and we hereby resolve that this is our last 5,000 mile car trip.  All other trips will be flying and then renting a car.  And then again, we may drive to Colorado in 2015 during the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Rocky National Park where Catherine is a Park Ranger. ---Well, at least it's not 5,000 miles!

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