Driving to Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Driving south from St. Andrews, we crossed the border at Saint Steven. A thorough, but nice border guard asked us all the usual questions, like how long have you been in Canada, what were you doing, so you have fruits or vegetables, firewood, liquor. Then he looked at our firewood in the back seat, determining it was in a bag and decontaminated, so it was OK. Then he went into the trailer, looking in the bedroom, refrigerator and some cabinets. He was a good guy, just doing a good job and sent us on our way. Those of you who know of our crossing at Niagara Falls will understand, but I was quite happy to be past the border. 

I passed on the coastal Rt 1 and took the GPS route to Bar Harbor. On many small, bumpy roads I expected to avoid, it would have been better to take the scenic, coastal route. By the time we got to Southwest Harbor and the campground, I was whupped. I relaxed a bit while Martha went for a little walk in Acadia National Park.

Our friends, Diego, Andrea and Isaac arrived from Mexico City, and we met at The Chart House for dinner. The restaurant closes tomorrow and it was packed. Once we were seated, however, all was fine. The food and the company were great. Isaac had his first lobster dinner, but I think the hit of the night was blueberry cobbler desert. How we got everyone in the truck to drive them back to their hotel, I don’t know. We have so much stuff in the back seat of the truck! It was a great evening.

  2 comments for “Driving to Southwest Harbor, Maine

  1. SARA
    October 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Those colours of Fall are amazing! Guess you are homewood bound, I wouldnt want to go home after a trip like youve had! Good to see Diego in the pictures.
    Safe travels.

    • October 19, 2016 at 3:36 am

      We signed up for two more nights here and will bike today. It’s supposed to be a very nice day again – amazing. You are right Sara. I don’t want to go home, but Martha is ready, and the campground closes this weekend. We still have a few weeks, but we’re not sure where to head next – maybe the White Mountains southwest of here.

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