With a constant patter on the roof we knew it rained most all night. In the morning it didn’t seem quite as cold as Tuesday. Had the big wheels rolling by 8:40 and 7 minutes later we were at the Canada/U.S border. The State of Maine and and the town of Calais lay on the other side. We crossed from St. Stephen New Brunswick to Calaise with little effort. However it’s a very small crossing and I would not recommend anyone bringing a large Motorhome, Fifth Wheel, or Travel Trailer through here. Only reason we were able to make the tight turn is because we didn’t have the Jeep on back. The young girl border person was very nice and came on board to have a look around. She was able to take 3 lemons with her when she stepped out of the coach.
FIRST OVERNIGHTER AT A CANADIAN TIRE STORE
<<< IN THIS PHOTO YOU CAN SEE THE 14 INCH CRACK IN OUR TWO YEAR OLD PASSENGER SIDE WINDSHIELD
Under low overcast skies clouds sometimes hung low enough to drag themselves across the road leaving us in a fine mist at times. But at least we did not run into any rain anywhere today for a change. In fact we even had us nice little Sun Splash around 1:30 which tickled my left arm with it’s warmth.
THIS WAS THE ONLY BLUE SKY WE SAW ALL DAY AND IT DIDN’T LAST LONG
From the border in Calais we took highway #1 to #9 which in turn led us to Bangor Maine where we climbed onto Interstate 95 and followed that all the way to South of Biddeford. Traffic on I-95 was not heavy, the road was good and we just breezed right along without any problems.
West off I-95 onto highway 111 we followed that to #202 which in turn led us to Rochester New Hampshire. It’s kind of a slowpoke route. Think It was around 3 in the afternoon when we spotted a Lowe’s hardware store in a Mall so decided to call it a day and pull in. We have overnighted at Lowe’s stores before. We do have a Lowe’s Wifi signal here so I will see if tonight’s post will publish. If it doesn’t then you will know it didn’t……………
KEEPING US ON TRACK TODAY
All in all it was a good driving day for the most part with dry roads, light traffic, and a cloud cover to block out any sharp sunlight. Not likely we’ll reach Spencerport Thursday……but we might. Enjoyed the colored leaves along the way today and especially along scenic highway 9 north of Bangor Maine.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before."You'll get your chance in court," said the Desk Sergeant."No, no, no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"
“The electrician switched careers to become a tailor because he knew how to fix shorts.”
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So is there a straightish route through Vermont and New Hampshire?ReplyDelete
That is such a beautiful drive from Calais to Bangor and further east, have done that many times and much prefer it to the drive through Quebec . Enjoy the good roads and maybe a few more sun splashes.ReplyDelete
We have had the same rain, rain, and more rain here in Massachusetts-just a day earlier than the Maritimes. Very depressing and certainly not making for an enjoyable vacation.Loved all the pictures on the ferry. My daughter lives in Rochester and they spend lots of bucks at that same Lowe's rehabbing a house. Small world. I've traveled Routes 101 and 202 with her several times. Can't say it's my favorite road. Better weather tomorrow, they say! Sure hope so for your sakes-you deserve it!ReplyDelete
I checked on the chance you would have posted. Yes! Glad to know all is well. Beautiful fall colors.ReplyDelete
Oh the beautiful fall colors what a treat to see them. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Heck you're in my neck of the woods. Welcome to NH. My daughter lives just a couple miles from that Lowes. Have a safe rideReplyDelete
Love the changing colors. It's still just green down here in Virginia.ReplyDelete
I know Route 101 from a previous trip. I love Maine and New Hampshire. I found NH folks so we so like our Ottawa Valley neighboursReplyDelete
Sorry, the keyboard gremlins are playing silly beggers with my posts again todayDelete
We definitely left New England too early! Wonderful to see the pretty Fall colors. Welcome back to the US - and thanks for the donation to our economy with the free lemons :-)ReplyDelete