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Island Pond

Trip Day 3: July 15th

 

This was our campsite in a town and on a lake called Island Pond, Vermont. It was a huge lake, despite the name. It was also just past and below those trees. We had our pick of sites here, which was nice. We woke up on Wednesday relieved that there were only a few puddles around the edges inside the tent. We had put our clothes in garbage bags just in case, thankfully!

 

Packing up with things are wet is never fun, but at least it had stopped raining. The sand on everything was annoying, but manageable. On we drove through to New Hampshire, which if we blinked we might have missed since we went west to east across the very narrowest part. It was beautiful, though, going up and through a very mountainous and rocky area. Then we had the joy of going on a completely under construction road...like, from scratch under construction. We would go along on dirt and rocks for a 1/4 mile then get stopped by a worker to wait for opposing traffic to come through. This happened about 5 times before we were finally on a paved road again!

 

Then we were in Maine! We made our way east to Belfast, ME and then turned north on Route 1 along the coast. We marveled at how many B&B's and Inns there were and I wondered how we'd find camping when the GPS only listed Inns. All of a sudden I saw the large sign for Camden Hills State Park with a big CAMPING and arrow, so I swung in and said, "Let's see if they have room!"

 

Turned out to be perfect and probably the nicest state park I've ever been in (not that I've been in that many, but still). We paid for 2 nights and went to set up and have dinner. That night we both had the best nights' sleep of the trip. I don't think I woke up at all, in fact! We went to bed probably around 9:45 (if that!) and woke up at 6:45 or so. It was so nice to know we didn't have to pack anything up yet. We had arrived.

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Taken on July 15, 2009