How appropriate that we spend the night of 9/11 in New Hampshire, with a state motto of Live Free or Die, home of proud protectors of freedoms. As we drove across Maine today, I noticed many American flags at half mast, most cars with headlights on, and at least one community display of hundreds of flags in remembrance of 9/11.
We'll only have 35 miles of New Hampshire to drive to reach Vermont from Maine. Maine was gorgeous today, the entire width of the state viewed through light to moderate rain all day, with thick forests, hills and mountains, lakes and rivers, low hanging clouds and tiny spots of color and an occasional wild blueberry field turning fall red, with small flocks of wild turkeys along the road. It was a little eerie as all day long it seemed to be dusk, so dark with the clouds and rain. If it is this pretty on a day like this, we want to see it on some sunny days - we'll be back!
We had morning coffee with Prescott friends Len and Audrey at their cozy summer lake cabin near Bangor - what a pleasure! We were happy to find them well in this, their 60th wedding anniversary year.