Wednesday, August 19, 2015

R.A.T. Days 22 - 28 on the road

Taking advantage of this year's hurricane season to rediscover America. We're calling it the R.A.T. (Rediscover America Tour). While Sanibel sits on dry dock at Safe Cove boatyard in Port Charlotte, Florida, Jimi and I will be traveling 49 of the 50 U.S. States. Along the way we're going to recapture what America's made of, visiting out-of-the-way and well -known places, reconnecting with friends and family and  much more.

Day 22 - August 11th.  Still driving North-East we stopped in Dover, Maine for a while and then settled for the  night in Brunswick, Maine.

Total miles driven: 3646
This part of the country is a great place for lighthouse photos. Jimi enjoys spending time shooting while I was at the library.

Day 23 - August 12th. Heading up to the Acadia National Forrest, we passed by the Trash Barn and had to stop. Massive amounts of vintage stuff lined the property. Any one person could spend a week going through each item and still not see everything. We poked around for a while, found a couple of things to purchase and headed on our way. 

Total miles driven: 3860

an "American Pickers" dream barn.

Day 24 - August 13th. We mostly drove today making it to Killington, Vermont.

Total miles driven: 4178
Jimi is making good use of this time for photography.

Cairns on the side of the road.

Day 25 - August 14th. We drove to the Green Mountain National Forest, arriving around 3pm, we finally had some down time.

Total miles driven: 4205

Day 26 - August  15th.  We started the day with a hardy breakfast in the Forrest. Going through Sodus Point, New York we found the General Lee.

Total miles driven: 4342
Hardy breakfast

The General Lee

Day 27 - August 16th. Lockport, New York

Great stop in Lockport, NY to visit with our cruiser friends
,Gary and Judy. Thanks for your hospitality guys.

Total miles driven: 4616
Niagra Falls from the Canada side.

Us and Niagra Falls from the U.S. side.

Day 28 - August 17th. A slight detour in our trip. I had to fly to McAllen, Texas for a few days. In the meantime, Jimi will drive towards Detroit, Michigan. I'll meet back up with him on Friday, day 32. He drove to Willowick, Ohio.

Total miles driven: 4822
Historic Lockport locks where all goods passed to go west.

This 1830's home belongs to our friends, Judy and Gary of S/V Cool Runnings. I'm hoping it will be our future home...fingers crossed.

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