It was very cold last night. We got up and did our morning chores and headed for Portland, Maine. We decided that it was not good to go farther north so we drove around some little coastal towns, ended up in Portland and then began our trek west. Portland is a very old city, first settled in 1633 and called Falmouth. It went through many changes due to various wars and battles and finally became Portland in 1786. We had lunch at a place called Lobster Shack just south of Portland at a place called Cape Elizabeth. The food was good, but it was one of those places where you order at the counter and they call your number when it is ready. Lucy had a lobster roll and I had fried clams. If a $40 lunch served in paper with plastic utensils is okay with you, then I say go for it, though I doubt Lucy and I would repeat it.
So we headed west. Soon we were in New Hampshire. I said before that we would be seeing this state again. It is a beautiful state, small like most of the states around here, but very scenic. Lots of hills and lakes and rivers and streams. We drove all the way across Maine and New Hampshire at an angle and entered Vermont, all on secondary roads, and it took us about 5 hours.
So we are in Vermont at a very nice KOA. We are hoping to get to Niagara Falls by late tomorrow and take a tour on Monday. That is about an 8 hour drive. We have been trying to avoid long drives, but to be honest we are getting a bit tired and anxious to get home. There are still some things we want to see on our northern leg, but we want to do it much quicker than we have thus far. Not that we are going to hurry it up. If we find a place we want to explore we will do so, but I suspect we will be well ahead of our original prediction of being home by Independence Day.