Wednesday, June 12, 2019
We left Maine after a full week of scenic views, beautiful stretches of white sand, and fresh air and sunshine. A heavy rain, and rumbles of thunder woke us up at 4 am . Mercifully the downpour abated gradually as we packed up our car and set out. It did rain in Maine, and there was some fog...typical of the area. By the time we got to Portsmouth and the magnificent bridge, the rain stopped.
We avoided the faster route on the freeway and stopped at a tiny diner in Northwood. They make all their own bread, the mist famous of which is the Anadama. There were gluten free options as well, but I succumbed to Ana. Worth it ! But I did not buy a loaf ! Or one if the Jalapeno cheddar. Out of sight , out of.mind.
The ride through Concord was smooth. The clouds began to lift, and by the time we crossed from New Hampshire into Vermont, the skies were blue. The landscape is green, green, green — verdant Vermont. Alas, we had a lengthy detour as all the bridges on our usual route west were under reconstruction. It added an hour to our 4 hour drive, but the scenery made up for it.
Finally, New York State, the Hudson river valley and one of my favourite stops. In the midst of a green landscape, that river presents as a silver corridor , and many opportunities to walk it’s banks and bike along its trails. Bring insect repellent, slap on the sunscreen and see this very special place.
No more knee pain installments. I am managing well enough, with PT tape and no meds. I will beat this thing.
One final note. Please read the latest blog from Terracottage. Her story is a valuable reminder for us all. I thank her for sharing with us all. Take the time to check it out. And yes ! Canadian medical care rocks !!!!