My Adventure Story
What a week it has been. Here are are some
of the Highlights:
Just cruising along a back 2 lane hwy enjoying a Sunday drive I passed a group of cars parked on the side with a small sign leaning against one which read "Folk music Sundays 12 til 6 pm" So 3 miles along the road I found a place to turn the 27ft RV I turned back and I am sure glad I did. Larry and his wife run a Folk Music Theater and sponsor young musicians to further their careers. I was sorry that I could not sing dance or play when asked. A great gathering of young and old locals and others. Several bands on two stages kept the audience of about 50 people busy applauding for hours. I was made most welcome and there was plenty of food and drinks to share. I was entertained for several hours before moving on again. For more info about the group go to http://www.countryfolkmusic.com/
Several people had told me Maine was their favorite state in USA, and now I agree. I had only intended to pass thru just to say I had been there but was sorry to leave after 4 days, even though each day it rained. Portland, Freeport, Plymouth, Cape Cod are just a few of the fabulous places in Maine. If you are going to travel the US, Maine is a must. Laid-back shopping style and very friendly people along with fantastic coastal views, and wait there is more, don't miss the mountains. DO NOT MISS IT!
Visit http://www.maine.com/The Balsoms
Travel(l)ing this time in USA has given me the opportunity to travel some of the back roads, I just hate driving on the Interstate Network. I mean there really are great small towns, that do not have a Macca's (Mc Donald's for the Americans reading) or even a Walmart (sort of like BigW for Oz) And the people are really interesting to listen to - 'cos I can't speak American but am learning. One place I loved was The Balsams, see pics. It is a chef training ground,. Lake Umagog, Errol, and lots of small places in Maine and New Hampshire. Just driving along and then all of a sudden the trees part and there is a small town.Not Boat, But RV, People:
The highlight of the week, or maybe the NON highlight would have to be the border crossing into Canada. Yes, I was detained by the state police special cops and had passport and keys taken and :marched into the Border Patrol who, thankfully believed that I was not running drugs, firearms or PEOPLE into Canada. They did understand that I was very simply looking for a lavender farm - as you do for your friend, and was too busy following the GPS which did not understand border issues. Geocache is Dead
Some people will be aware that I geocache (www.geocaching,com) Well my travel bug went missing in Illinois about February this year. After nearly 6 years and 34,000km across the world it arrived within 100 miles of it's goal to reach Alabama, when it was taken north to Illinois, and went missing during the last snow season. I just HAD to have closure (true) and now know it has gone for good.. Thanks to Illinois Geocachers who launched a TB 911 Rescue Mission at the big thaw. Check out the pics.
In my younger days, a long long time ago, I played Lacrosse -as did my father. and brother and my boys mother. So we were brought up on Lacrosse rather than football. It was quite a buzz to be able to stop at the actual site where the French named the tribal blood game played by the Winnebago Indians.
Well, that's it for another week. Hope you enjoyed reading about my week. Let me know how your week went! Gary