Day 29: Home Soil Produces Euphoria!
Trip Start Aug 02, 2009
33Trip End Sep 06, 2009
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We told the Bay of Fundy, "goodbye," this morning, drove back through the Fundy National Park and made our way West through New Brunswick. We crossed the border into Maine in early afternoon and had the most wonderful sense of euphoria at being back inside our wonderful United States of America again. It's very hard to describe and even harder to figure out. But it feels good to be in the Homeland!
We ignored our itinerary which called for us to bunk tonight near Bangor and followed Hwy 1A down the west side of the Penobscot River and finally along Penobscot Bay to Rockland, Maine, where we found a B&B, The Limerock Inn, run by a former Gwinnett County high school graduate!!! It’s a lovely old Victorian home—they seem to be attracting us this summer. We indulged in our “final” boiled fresh lobster dinner on this trip as we sat and enjoyed Penobscot Bay. The Chesnutts probably don’t remember, but we camped near here with Sidney and Peggy Maxwell and their 4 children on our 1972 camping trip. I had just discovered the wonderful delicacy, fresh lobster, a week earlier when we visited Margaret and Warren Smalzel and their family in Cohasset, Mass. Warren trapped some in the bay behind their home and Margaret prepared them for our dinner. That was a first for me! We had them every night that we were on the coast of Maine.