Day Three and Four -This is Maine?
I was supposed to be camping in the woods by Day Two. But my RV had other ideas. It started shaking like crazy 150 miles into my trip. Wasn't the road. Must be the tires? Nothing looked out f order, but I stopped at a Holiday Inn Express in Massachusetts, to go to Town Fair Tires first thing next morning and have the tires checked out. Two hours into this look-see, they told me the RV's front wheel assembly was rotted. Fix. Pronto! I got this repair done by a local mechanic they recommended, but the RV still shook like crazy afterwards. So this dear (really - he's the sweetest part of the story) mechanic pulled apart the RV's undercarriage to get to the bottom of all this shaking. Wasn't the drive shaft. Or the U something. Finally... he noticed that the rear wheels had no fresh balancing weights, which they should have had IF the wheels were actually balanced in the first place by Town Fair Tires. It was obvious. The rear tires hadn't even been off for the look-see. They weren't, um, round any more, like wheels should be?
Yes, too late to fix that day. The mechanic, and me, were pretty ticked off. Unwilling to spend big bucks for a motel again, I spent my second night tucked in next to old cars at the mechanic's Used Car lot.
Day three. That morning I got some coaching from the mechanic: Be gentle but aggressive with the #&* at Town Fair Tires. Armed with indignation and tenacity, I got my money back from for the work they never did, bought two new rear tires for half price and got a free front end alignment.
By noon I was on my way to Acadia National Park, arriving too late to stay there. Not too late for a lobster dinner, though. KOA was home for the next two nights. I made it to the Craft Show in Bar Harbor Saturday and Sunday as planned. My favorite Artisans are there!
Day five. Arrived at Cobscook Bay State Campground, off the Bay of Fundy, for the site I reserved at the stroke of 9 a.m. on February 10 this year.
View from my site. Not another camper in sight. Disconnected from the distractions of loud conversations, used cars, mammoth RVs, electricity and Wi-Fi.
Wish you were here! Shhh. Let its peace soak into our spirit, lay bare our darkness, and empty us of all but love.