Since the first of June we have been traveling in Connecticut staying at various campgrounds. Spent a night in Rhode Island and on Wednesday, June 4th in Mansfield, Massachusetts for 4 nights. Went on a Boston City Tour and my daughter Stephanie and her husband, Tom, our grandchildren, Naomi, Desmond, and Jensen were in the Salem area and took the train to Boston where we met for dinner. It was great to see them. By the way Desmond and Jensen are flying into N.Y. next month to kayak part of the Erie Canal with grandpa. We will spend June 8th in Salisbury, Ma. and from there we will be in Maine. Lobsters look out.
Today is June 17th, we stayed in Trenton Me. for 3 days. One day we took an audio tour of Acadia National Park, Maine. Acadia National Park is comprised of more than 40,000 acres with the majority of the park located on Mount Desert Island. Acadia received National Park status in 1919 and was the first national park east of the Mississippi. Much of the land donated to the park was received from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. He donated more than 10,000 acres of land and was responsible for the 45 miles of carriage roads that are so popular today. The audio tour consists of 27 mile loop were you drive and stop at your own leisure and listen to the tour guide on your tape player in your car. For the avid hiker there are 120 miles of hiking trails. The story of the fifty mile Carriage Road system on Mount Desert Island began early in the 20th century when Harvard University President Charles Eliot conservationist George B. Dorr and others began a private effort to protect scenic Mount Desert Island, Maine. In 1910 young John D. Rockefeller, Jr. purchased a summer home at Seal Harbor and began a life long association with what was to become Acadia National Park. It was Rockefeller's dream to build elaborate carriage roads with impressive granite bridges to forever provide to horse-drawn carriages access to what he considered to be some of the most beautiful views on earth. These carriage rides are still happening today. Worthwhile tour to take. After the tour we stopped for lunch at a restaurant in Acadia Park and we sat outside with tables set up on the grass overlooking the beautiful lake.
Today is June 18th, my daughter Stephanie's birthday, and we wish her a happy birthday. We have been out of phone service for 4 days now and haven't been able to call anyone until today, June 20th. Also my grandson, Jensen birthday is June 19th and we wish him a happy birthday too. He is 13. Now to experience being a teenager.
This is June 20th, and we are spending the night just outside of Danforth, Me. at an RV Park with a big lake, it is beautiful. The whole state of Maine along the coast is beautiful. Haven't been to the interior but if it is anything like the coast this would be a place to revisit.