Here is a set of 46 photographs from a trip that Marie and I made to New England and back in 2002. Depending on your monitor, you may be able to click on them and see them a bit bigger. The original pictures were taken at 1280 by 960 pixels on a Sony disc camera.
We drove up U.S. 220 to Roanoke and had lunch at Frank's Subs and Pizza at the Walmart Shopping Center, then north on 311 to White Sulphur Springs. From there we followed 92 to Bird Run Primitive Campground in the Monongahela National Forest for a total of 219 miles for the day.
In the morning we drove north, stopped at Seneca Rocks and hiked to the top, then drove east through Petersburg to Strasburg, where we got on 66 to Washington, DC. We spent the night there with Rob and Julie.
We visited Annapolis for the day and then came back to Washington, D.C. to spend another night with Rob and Julie.
We got an early start and followed 40 through Maryland. At Hagerstown we got on 81 and took a break at the rest area near the gigantic road cut near the Pennsylvania state line. We stopped for a picnic lunch at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona. From here it was a nice backroad drive through Sproul State Forest to Ole Bull State Park, where we camped. The temperatures in the 70s were very pleasant. We put in 321 miles for the day, bringing the trip total to 869.
We started the day by hiking the Daugherty Loop Trail and then Marie swam in the creek, despite the air temperature in the low 60s and water much colder. We spent three hours in Corning at the Glass Museum and Western Art Museum and finished the day at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca.
In the course of the day we crossed the Adirondacks and ended at Buck Pond Campground. Rain, mosquitoes, temperature in the mid 60s.
We crossed Lake Champlain on the ferry from Port Kent to Burlington, then drove across Vermont, stopping along the way for a tour of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory. We made camp at Dry River Campground near Crawford's Notch, NH. Seven days into our trip, we had covered 1,462 miles.
In the morning we rode the Conway Scenic Railway, and then we crossed the southern part of Maine and camped at Camden Hills State Park.
We rode the ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven and return, then camped another night at Camden Hill State Park. June 8th, we visited the Farnsworth Art Museum which has a noted collection of Andrew Wyeths, then walked around the boatyard and town of Rockland, stopping for an hour at the library. June 9th, we drove through Bangor, stopping at a local used book store, and on to Cobscook Bay State Park.
We started the day by visiting Roosevelt Campobello International Park, then to Quoddy Head State Park, then back to our campsite at Cobscook Bay for a second night. June 11th, to Eastport, up river to Calais, then back to Cobscook Bay for third night.
We spent much of the day at the hospitable Peavey Memorial Library in Eastport and also visited Shackford Point State Park, before returning to Cobscook Bay for a fourth night.
We started the day in Lubec, then on to Quoddy Head, Machias and Roque Bluffs, and back to Cobscook Bay State Park for one more night.
We struck camp and drove through Old Town and all the way west to Gorham NH. Due to heavy rains and flooding we stayed in a motel for the night, the first of the trip. We had dinner at the local Pizza Hut. June 15th, we drove past Mt. Washington, picked up the Interstate and made a long drive of 456 miles to Scranton in the rain. We stayed over in a motel.
In the morning we visited Steamtown. I'm fairly certain I saw Bill Withuhn at the throttle of one of the engines. In the afternoon we drove to Cunningham Falls State Park in Maryland and camped. June 17th, we drove to Assateague Island and camped at the State Park.
We spent the day at the beach. During the night there was a terrible storm, but our tent, with sand stakes and extra guys, made it through. In the morning we got up to find ruined tents and soaked campers all around. June 19th, we spent another day and night at Assateague. June 20th, drove home to Winston-Salem.
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