Hampshire and Maine:
they're small states, Seno just gobbled them up. The wind had died
down a bit and so have my nerves. I had the in-room coffee and the
cornbread sticks and left Sturbridge. Now I've toured there before
so those of you who are cringing say, "Oh, my goodness, she hasn't seen
all the wonderful historic stuff there!" Relax. A person could
spend an entire two week vacation in the Sturbridge area and have a lovely
time especially if they're into OLD stuff.
the leisurely trip along Highway 20 past the B&B's, nail boutiques,
auto parts stores, Linda's Best Breakfasts and Gracie's fine dining and
then opted for I-495 to take me the quickest route to New Hampshire.
I was chomping at the bits to see more ocean. What a great day for
it! I just can't make any adjustment in the weather today--magnificent!
the way life should be. That's their motto. I didn't give it
to them but if they didn't already think of it, I'd say that about Maine.
I've been dreaming of driving Seno here for the last 18 months. I
wheeled into Ogunquit and down the lane to Perkins Cove and right up to
Jackie's for a crabmeat sandwich.
was probably glad to get rid of me for awhile. I got to rehydrate
with iced tea and gaze at the sea while he cooled his little 57 horses
in the parking lot. Martin and Jennifer were graciously curious about
the purple roadster and we had a fine old time in the parking lot.
You'll see their photo here at this site soon. Martin was kind enough
to find a place for me to stay where Seno will be snug and safe.
And I will be in the lap of quaintness--I have an upstairs bedroom with
a white balcony and view of the street that connects with the downtown
area. Downtown Ogunquit looks like a scene put together by Norman
Rockwell. Baby carriages, stuffed toy lobsters, embroidered T-shirts,
sweet store fronts and everybody off to walk on the beach. This is
the ultimate for me. I can't GO any further east and I think I won't
go any further north. I am running short of days and wind/rain is
slowing my progress so I'm making a smaller loop of New England than I
Alyce heart has a sore spot in it because I won't get to see Irene in Orono.
She's preggers and going to be the best mamma in Maine.
big sign today: Lobster roll. OK, now if you roll a lobster
I can't imagine they'd have much money. Probably wouldn't be worth