Tuesday, July 31, 2012
7/31/12 OK, as July ends, it is time for a long-overdue update. We have been traveling the last few days, and in these areas, that means the internet access is iffy. Then, we get to a place to stop for the night where we have good internet access, and we watch the Olympics instead! We are on highway 20, through New York, having left Maine early because we want to hook up with one of Elaine’s old friends in Michigan. Her name is also Elaine. She is having another round of chemo starting soon and her husband, George, has to have a heart valve replacement, so we are kind of hurrying to meet up with them while they are still able to see us and camp with us for a few days. This plan change was too bad, because we were on track to have a visit with Bob & Nancy Colbert at Cape Cod, and we had to change it. Hopefully, we can see them on another trip, because we know we will be back! We also want to see some things along the way as we head for Elaine’s family farm in northern IL. Plus Elaine is trying to adopt the 230 rule: she either drives until 2:30PM or 230 miles, whichever comes first. Too much driving and/or sitting either in the RV or car, is starting to get to our backs. Slowing down is just another concession to getting older, darn it! Maine was a delight, partly because it offered cooler weather, cheap lobster, interesting coves and coastlines, but mostly because we had fun social interactions with Boomer friends. Last posting we mentioned that a Boomer couple we had met at Quartzsite, in January, and briefly walked with there, Gloria & Charlie Goss, ¬ended up being parked next to us in the Portland Elks parking lot. That is a very nice place to stay because they have 5 hookups for RV’s (30 amps) on the edge of their parking lot, and it is in a nice, quiet part of town. There are lots of things to see and do in that area. One day Elaine and I drove up to Yarmouth to the Clam Festival.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
7/19/12 Hello from Portland, Maine. Yes, today it is cooler here – in the high 70’s, with that prediction until next Monday too. And, as planned, the very day we got here, we went right down to the fish store on the waterfront and bought 4 lobsters. It was too humid to boil or steam them in our RV, so we went on the internet and got some advice on how to grill them. Elaine watched the video on it and then killed them, and I grilled them and they were delicious.