Monday, September 9, 2013

Back in the USA!! (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine) July 10-13, 2013)

July 10th we backed the 5th wheel into Dave and Ardie's driveway at their home in Dover-Foxcroft, ME.  Their home site includes about 8 acres with several hundred feet on the riverfront. Very nice! Backing down their long, steep driveway to a site alongside their beautiful log cabin was a bit challenging but it all went well.

Now that's a driveway!!

A tight squeeze!

That's close!!!!
We met Dave and Ardie at our first volunteer job in NC in 2010 and have been friends since.  They have visited us at our home in AZ and we did our 3 day jeep tour on the White Rim Trail at Canyonlands National Park with them.  So nice to stay in touch . 

We spent our first evening chilling and catching up a bit.  The next day we were off to what appears to be a largely uninhabited portion of Maine.  Our destination was Baxter State Park which is the home of the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail.  We spent the whole day rambling around this area, hiking several small trails and driving dirt roads.

The dirt roads serve as major thoroughfares.  You compete for road space with the logging trucks and pray your suspension can take the beating.  Dave has a Subaru SUV.  He doesn't baby it.  We finished the evening with a nice meal out, then headed home to the dogs.  They were thrilled and oh so relieved!

July 12th we loaded up again and drove to Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary.  This is a spectacular 1600 acre refuge owned by the National Audubon Society.  It's a beautiful location with lakes, forests, mountains and a waterfall.

We did a great hike that, at the end, was a little too threatening for Debbie so she didn't finish.  Dave waited with Debbie and Ardie and I went on to the top. We have no pictures of the fabulous view from the top  because I failed to take the camera, so believe me....spectacular! 

We spent the13th  and 14th of  July driving to the Edwin B. Forsythe Refuge in Oceanville, NJ (about 10 miles from Atlantic City).  We'll be here until Sept. 15th serving as volunteers.  We work 3 days on, 4 days off.  Debbie's in the Visitor's Center and I work maintenance 2 days and the Visitor Center one day.  We'll share more soon.


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