Friday, September 23, 2005

John and I drove up to Maine for a week-long vacation from 10-18 Sept. We stayed in Freeport for our L.L. Bean pilgrimage and shopped heartily. We knew it would be a long drive to Bar Harbor, but didn't know there would be road construction from Ellsworth to Bar Harbor. Ellsworth had a Bean factory store, which we also visited, of course. The gas there (and mostly everywhere else but NY) was US$0.20 cheaper or less than in NJ. When I arrived home, I sent an email to acting governor Cody about it. I have yet to receive a reply. In the photo above, you can see that we stayed in a lovely cabin in the woods. Our idyllic spot was in the Southwest Harbor neighborhood of Mount Desert Island. The Maine residents pronounce it Dessert Island. You can also see that we tried out John's new bike rack that held the front of the bike without the wheel. Having to replace the wheels each time we wished to ride was a bit of a pain, but it wasn't that bad. We biked three times and hiked most days. It rained a couple of days, and one day we rested due to my overestimating how much biking I could handle. The hills aren't for people who are out of shape. Overall, it was very relaxing. We would go back and hike and bike places we hadn't seen.

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