I never knew you could fit so much in, or even, that so much could happen in the time span of a week! Pete and I told ourselves, as well as others, that we knew it would take a couple of weeks to get our bearings on the RV, nonstop travel, even the constant companionship. However, as two "know-it-all" control freaks that always pace above the curve, I think we thought it would be Day 1 easy. 10 days later, I feel like we are finally starting to catch our breath and are just beginning to adjust to our nomad lifestyle. So many people have text me, "Where are you?, "Where are pics?", "Where is this blog?". Even my mom said she was worried because this was the first time in my life I had zero jobs or responsibilities. Ironically enough, I have felt just as busy/tired as working all day and balancing life in the city. I know many of you are rolling your eyes, but in a little over a week we have already been to Montauk (NY), Mystic (CT), Newport (RI), Cape Cod (MA), Martha's Vineyard (MA), Boston (MA), Salem (MA), Portland (ME) and along the way encountered the following hurdles:
1.) "Long Island drivers are the worst in the country" - Peter Hemmer
2.) New York State Parkways aren't made for a 12ft RV.
3.) Our first spill (and unfortunately it wasn't in the kitchen)
4.) Car/RV Maintenance (thank goodness Pete is a fixer-upper!!!!)
All of these things are in no way meant to serve as complaints; we just figured as many of you know our personalities, you can enjoy a nice laugh thinking how some of this played out. For example, not in the photo is the time Pete flung crapper fluids on my face when emptying the tank. Or what became a "heated convo" as we were driving through Long Island traffic trying to dodge a 7'10" clearance and start again on a new route that wasn't a Parkway.
We have had laughs and we have had moments that give you actual chills. Other times we have experienced frustration and over-exhaustion. But as I sit by the fire Pete built in Acadia National Park and look up at the clearest Big Dipper, we both feel at such peace. I cannot wait for what tomorrow brings every day when I wake up. There are no Sunday Scaries, no TGIF's..just ready for what we will see, experience and even treasure next. You can follow our route on the blog but it has varied from Mansion Tours in Newport to Whale Watching in Cape Cod to today: hiking up to Schoodic's Point (400ft - Winter Harbor, Maine).
Hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July; we will be finishing the Holiday at Acadia National Park with our RV decorated with #merica lights (thanks Kathryn!!) and then on to Montreal, Canada. I am missing the French already!!