Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

The decorations at the front of our park this morning, aptly named,...

Hey girls, this is the home in Newport I mentioned, loved it!

The beginnings of our color today, pretty...

wow, so pretty...

Arriving at Peaks Kenny State Park, we find it's locked shut...

Larry says "What's up with this, we're hungry!"

A nice shot of Sebec Lake...

Moving on down the road, we stopped here to enjoy our picnic...

We thoroughly enjoyed our view & took a little hike afterwards, beautiful...

Arriving in Guilford, we stopped to check out Low's Bridge, 120 ft...

The river to our right, so pretty, it's getting cool outside!

Took this shot as we drove through the covered bridge...

Moving on, sure hope it doesn't rain...

This lovely tree was in front of an apartment in Guilford, wow,...

These folks have beautiful homes with a view to boot!

Yahoo a flying moose! Larry didn't believe me, thought I was hallucinating!

Thought you might enjoy reading 'The Legend of the Flying Moose'.

Larry thought this Butte was neat...

Moving on down the road, it continues to be thick with beautiful...

And thick with evergreens in some areas as well...

The Kennebec River, just beautiful...

It would be a ball to float this, lot's of folks do...

Just a quick stop to stretch our legs...

Check out all the beautiful wildflowers, we did!

Looking to our left on our hike, it is so pretty!

One last look at the Kennebec River, just plain beautiful!

We're losing our light, guess it's time to head home, hope you...


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...

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