Well we made it to Maine. As you can see by are updated map on the main page, we have pretty much covered the eastern part of the U.S. We have a couple small gaps here and there as we generally only count a place that we did something in. So if we just drove across a state and did nothing there, then it doesn’t make it to our map.
Maine is beautiful, but the lack of internet and good cell phone service make it hard to show you just how beautiful. Our new Dodge truck did awesome. I probably won’t stop raving about it anytime soon. It climbed mountains like a champ and then maintained a nice easy speed going back down. The combo of diesel power, and trailer braking makes it an excellent tow vehicle. I am glad we were able to get it. It’s so so so much better then the van for towing. Comfort wise, we are not as squished as you might think and the kids made the 12hour trip without any more fuss and fighting then they did in the van. So I count that as a success. The sound system is about 10 times better so our audio books sound better. I think the kids also find the truck easier to sleep in while driving then they did the van. The dog is not as happy since we don’t let him on the seats, but he curled up on the floor and slept most of the ride. He really isn’t a bad dog when he’s not acting like a puppy.
We are camped overlooking a lake right now and it’s amazing. We are up on a small mountain and can see the whole of God creation spread before us. It’s sort of like a mini version of Montana.
I do wish I had brought my canoe though. I kept thinking about it, but decided not too and now I am kicking myself. I want to do some canoeing and this water looks so inviting.
Anyhow, I am going to try to post some pix. I tried once already and it crashed. So here it goes.