Sat, Sept. 22nd 07
Today began the first day of our Maine adventure. The goals; to visit two friends in Peru, ME, to collect National Park stamps along the way and, hopefully, catch the fall leaf season throughout the New England states. Secondary goals include riding two lane roads as much as possible and to add to my sign collection.
To date I have visited more than enough National Parks and states to earn the Ironbutt GOLD Master Traveler Award, with one exception. I need a National Park Stamp from the state of Maine. Hopefully we will accomplish that when we visit Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, ME.
My wife and I left Paducah at daybreak and rode to the Beaver Dam, KY rest area before we stopped for breakfast and a break. We rode slightly more than four hundred miles the first day. The weather was beautiful, although a bit hot towards the end. We arrived in Huntington, WV early with plenty of time to rest.
“There are no gains without pains.” ~ Benjamin Franklin ~