Wednesday, September 24, 2014


While we were in Maine we left the RV at my cousin's house (and amazingly they didn't even drive off with it while we were gone!) and hit the road to Canada.

Lots of beautiful scenery in Nova Scotia, The Cabot Trail and Prince Edward Island.  The highlight was meeting up with RV friends we met in Florida January, 2012 - Garth & Rosemary Matthews.  Great seeing you!  

the tidal bore - a wave rolls in as the tide comes up 

a fun group we met on the ferry to PEI

Rosemary & Garth

a little wine tasting

PEI Mussels of course!

Garth and their band, Fiddlers Sons - excellent show!

PEI Preserve - got to see where we ordered our tea from (while at GKH)

We are back in PA until around Christmas time.  Then we will head south to FL to enjoy the warmer weather for a few months.

Til next time...Happy Trails!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Off the grid

While in Maine we took 3 days to go off the grid in Baxter State Park.  And it felt wonderful!  We (not just Tom and I but all of society) get too caught up with e-mails, the internet, Facebook and technology in general and miss the beauty of what is around us.  Going to a park which still has no cell service, no electricity and no running water is so REFRESHING!

We enjoyed quality time together, camping, hiking and time with the couple next to us - Mike, Amy and Juniper.  They were enjoying the solitude for a week with their almost one year old (way to go!).  
Our next door neighbors - Mike, Juniper and Amy

We had a unique experience in the park with being able to rent kayaks - paddle across a lake, hike, pick up another kayak, paddle across another lake and then hike again - turn around and do it all in reverse to get back to the parking lot.  What fun!

We had a wonderful time with my cousin, Lamar, and Betsy.  Great seeing you again!  Your "campsite" is our favorite!  :-)
Betsy and Jean

View from our "campsite" at their house - Jean is checking out my bike (I spoiled her with apples daily)

an ice cream treat while house shopping for their new home

Lamar spoils us with wonderful meals!

creek crossing on the AT

Next post will be from our trip to Canada (I'm catching up!).  We are now back in PA and will be in the area until 12/26 before heading south for warmer weather.

Til next time...Happy Trails!