3,200 mile Trek to Maine

Blog Entry #1 Wednesday August 27 to Sunday August 31, 2014 – North Carolina to Oneida

  This afternoon Jean and I departed Cary, NC on the start of our one month trek to New England. Farewell Party at Cary, NC On the 750 mile trip from Cary to our first official destination, Jean’s sister’s home in Oneida, NY, we spent our first evening in Culpeper, VA, about 30 miles north […]

Blog Entry #2 Monday September 1, 2014 – Ticonderoga

I am writing you from Fort Ticonderoga on the western bank of Lake Champlain in eastern New York State. Jean felt I could use some history learn’n so we elected to visit the Fort and spend the night in the town of Ticonderoga. For the past 90 years, a private foundation has been undertaking an […]

Blog Entry #3 Tuesday September 2 to Wednesday September 3, 2014 – Ticonderoga to Bar Harbor

  It might be hard to believe, but it is 9-3-14 and here we are in Bar Harbor, Maine adjacent to Acadia National Park. We arrived midafternoon after spending last evening in the town of Bethel in western Maine. The prior day, 9-2-14, we traveled from Ticonderoga, NY, through Vermont and New Hampshire to Bethel. […]

Blog Entry #4 Thursday September 4 to Saturday September 6, 2014 – Adventures in Bar Harbor

  Motel in Bar Harbor, ME On September 4th we arrived at a “quaint” motel on the outskirts of Bar Harbor, ME adjacent to the east side of Acadia National Park. The motel provided a fitting setting for our NE Willys Trek, as I estimate it was built in the mid-20th century like our 1950 […]

Blog Entry #5 Saturday September 6 to Sunday September 7, 2014 – Bar Harbor to Portsmouth

  The morning of Saturday, September 6th we loaded up the Jeep and left our mid- 50’s Bar Harbor motel for the trek to Portsmouth, NH for the start of the Antique Automobile Club of America Sentimental Tour for southern Maine and Northern New Hampshire. Wanting to make some side trips to the coastal towns […]

Blog Entry #6 Monday September 8 to Friday September 12, 2014 – The Antique Automobile Club of America Sentimental Tour

  Duesenburg in Front of Portsmouth Country Club Been a whirlwind week attending the 2014 Antique Automobile Club of America Sentimental Tour based in Portsmouth, NH. They kept us pretty busy each day with trips to attractions in southern Maine and eastern New Hampshire, along with some evening events. We also had very informative visits […]

Blog Entry #7 Saturday September 13 to Sunday September 15, 2014 – Portsmouth to Worchester to Little Compton

  Left Portsmouth, NH the morning of September 13th on a journey to the home of my nephew Jim and his wife Jen in Worcester, MA. We selected a back roads route that gave Boston a wide berth. Our only real encounter with city traffic was in Leominster (pronounced “Lemister”), MA where, owing to an […]

Blog Entry #8 Monday September 16 to Friday September 19, 2014 – Bedford and Mystic and Groton, Oh My!

  On the 16th of September Rusty’s wife Gail and I took a driving tour of the Little Compton, RI region while Jean and her brother Rusty got caught up as they sorted through some circa 1950 family slides. Largest Model of a Ship in the World, the Lagoda The next morning, September 17th (and after […]

Blog Entry #9 Saturday September 20 to Wednesday September 24, 2014 – Middlefield, Connecticut and Conquering the Barnegat Lighthouse

  Let’s see, we left the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT the afternoon of Friday, September 19th after a tailgate lunch in the museum parking lot and made the trek further west in Connecticut to the home of my cousin Judy in Middlefield CT.  Michael, Joey, Becky, David, and Judy Avoiding the major cities […]

Blog Entry #10 Wednesday September 24 to Friday September 26, 2014 – The Long Drive Home

  Crossing into Maryland The afternoon of September 24th we made a successful crossing of Delaware Bay on the ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE. We then drove south to spend the evening in Ocean City, MD to prepare for our assault on the Chesapeake Bridge-Tunnel on the 25th. We experienced our first […]

Blog Entry #11 Monday September 29, 2014 – Home Again!

  It’s the evening of Monday, September 29, 2014. Life is just about back to normal after our 30 day, 3,500 mile trek. We stayed in 15 different locations; 5 of which were the homes family members that we had not seen in several years. It was a great trip combining driving adventures, tours of […]