Saturday, July 21, 2007

Maine Ho!

Joe and Ned With Eartha

Bright and early Friday Morning we left Cape Cod for Maine. After dropping Mary off at Boston's Logan Airport and a tearful goodbye full of "We'll miss you's," we promptly took a wrong turn and ended up heading south through the Ted William's Tunnel. After turning around and using the GPS we managed to find our way back on route toward New Hampshire and Maine.

In Maine we stopped at Yarmouth to visit DeLorme's map shop. They have a giant, three story, globe there named Eartha, the World's Largest Globe. The boys enjoyed it a great deal. We were sorry to leave Yarmouth without stopping for the Clam Festival but we still had many miles to go and a stop in Freeport.

Ned Looks out Over Eartha's Version of Africa

Freeport is the home of L.L. Bean. For those who have not visited they have a complex of stores and the whole town is full of outlets. I bought some hiking boots. The rest of the way to Acadia National Park we took Route 1 along the coast. It is a slower than the interstate but it is much more picturesque. We stopped quickly in the town of Rockland for a bite to eat and found a town worthy of a return visit when more time would be available.
We finally reached our destination, Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island at 8:30 pm. We had to set up camp in the dark but we managed it and went to sleep quickly.

Osterville, MA to Acadia National Park, ME, 354 miles 7 hrs 58 min

1 comment:

mary.skiver said...

That's one big globe!