|Woke up this morning to cooler temps & overcast skies. It hovered around 60 degrees & the sun was in & out all day, mostly out. Works for us as we are doing a driving tour today. I packed a picnic lunch, put dinner in the crock-pot & we took off about 10am.
First stop, the quaint little town of Newport. It is amazing how many folks are decorating for the Fall harvest. Bales of hay, corn stalks, mums & pumpkins are used widely in the whole area. Neat. Things you normally wouldn't see in Vegas! There were also some lovely homes in this little town. I took a pic of my favorite. Hope you enjoy ladies!
Heading up Route 7 we arrived in Dover-Foxcroft & made our way to the Peaks Kenny State Park. We planned to picnic there, but when we arrived it was closed & gated off! Guess their season is already over. We were a bit disappointed but decided to continue on to Guilford to see their covered bridge. The Low's Bridge, built in 1857, was washed away by the flood of April 1, 1987. A modern covered bridge, patterned after the original, was built on the original abutments in 1990. The bridge crosses the Piscataquis River, length 120 feet. Cool bridge, & beautiful river.
Following Route 6/15 North, we arrived in Greenville, nestled on the shore of 40-mile-long Moosehead Lake. Wow, beautiful. As the name implies, there is supposed to be a large population of moose. We searched & searched. Finally, as we rounded a corner I shouted to Larry "there's one, stop, stop." He's like "where, I didn't see anything?" "Back up, back up" I said. "I saw a moose with wings!" "Yeah right," he commented. But, sure enough, there it was. A moose with wings. You'll see, I promise. Just check out the pics!
Continuing north we arrived in Jackman, just 17 miles from the Canadian border near Quebec City. From Jackman we took Route 201(a designated National Scenic Byway)South, along the tree-lined banks of the Kennebec River. This route offered us some of the prettiest fall foliage we have seen in Maine. Absolutely beautiful.
Continuing South on 201, we headed back toward Bangor as it was getting dark. We are losing daylight much quicker now. Darn it! Can't believe it's October already. We arrived home at 7:30pm, tired but happy. It was a 260 mile loop today. Whew...we are here until Friday morning. We may just rest tomorrow, who knows. There's a tour of Ft. Knox available & Larry's wanting to check it out. And I want to see Stephen King's home, which is nearby. We'll see what the morning brings. Good night...