50℉ and raining at 4:00
Friday, October 21, 2016
With the campground closing, we packed up and headed out to Naples in the southwest corner of Maine. Our Airstream neighbor said he always checks the wheel lugs before starting out, a great suggestion. I checked the trailer wheels last night and they were fine, but the truck’s were a bit loose. Then I checked all the tires for pressure, adding a bit of air here and there. From Maryland, our Airstream neighbor bought his 2004 27’ for $17,000, an incredible price. They said they were driving and passed it. The owner had just put it in the yard with a for sale sign. In perfect condition, he wrote a check on the spot. They have had a little hard luck lately. He forgot to put the hitch jack up and broke it. Ordering a new one, he had to cut out the old one. Then a tree fell on his classic sports car during the recent hurricane. Yikes!
Driving through Poland, we looked at one campground that was terrible and another that was probably a horse camp, so we made 98 turns on little streets winding around these two giant lakes. It looks like Smith Mountain Lake. You can tell thousands of people come here in the summer. With all the water along the coast and all the lakes in Maine, you would think you could find a quiet place to yourself. I find it very depressing when I think of an overpopulated world using up all Earth’s resources. When we arrived at the campground, We went in to check in, finding a very nice office and nice lady, Debbie, at the desk. She told us to go and look at several sites, choose what we liked, and come back and tell her. Perfect!
I so agree about getting depressed about what humans are doing to the planet. I often think when I see a lake or some spoiled natural area what the first man must have seen before we screwed it up. To have been Lewis or Clark!
Yea, a most amazing story, Lewis and Clark. If the Indians had only known!
Greg: Thought you would like to know that your Dad’s home has been sold. An older couple from Cabo (Mexico) purchased it and will move here in around 7-8 months. In the meantime they will rent it to the Johnson’s who live in Glenmore an own the Shadwell Restaurant. I believe they are building a home. The new owners have a daughter who lives here and they want to be closer to the grandchildren. I met the daughter, and she says that when her parents arrive, they have big plans to renovate the kitchen, etc.
Hope all is going well. Say “hello” to Martha. We will see you soon.
Thank you Dick. It is nice to be home for a little while. I can’t wait to see the pictures from your trip.