Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 60 Monday August 15, 2011 Traveling to Rangeley, Maine

Well, today is moving day.  We are heading to our last Maine Campground--Rangeley Lake State Park Campground--in Rangeley, Maine.
We woke up this morning.  It was raining--lightly, but it was raining!  Now, I'm usually a good sport with the rain.  I'll go food shopping or spend a few hours at the library with electricity, so I don't really mind it too much.  But I am now getting a little sick of it!  It feels like almost 2 weeks of off and on rain.

We went to dinner last night at the Back Lake Tavern set on Back Lake, about three miles from Lake Francis CG.  Nice little place.  The waitress has been there since 1993.  They are open in the winter for snowmobilers.  Tonight, however, there was only one other table of four there.  How can they possible make any money?

Rangeley Lake
We got to talking about where we were from and where we were headed.  She asked if we were going thru Canada to get to Rangeley, Maine.  We told her about how our Streets & Trips travel planner was sending us and she looked very hesitant.  She said that's a logging road.  That section on the map program said it was about 30 miles.  Now we've been on logging roads before, and they're not great but we could survive.  Then she said:  "If the gates are open".  Perhaps that's not a good choice!  We made new plans!

After packing in the rain this morning, we headed back toward Colebrook, NH where we would hang a left to get to Rangeley, Maine.  The program indicated that wasn't much longer then the logging route, so we got to pass thru the Dixville Notch again, which was pretty.  But it's raining.  The whole way.  Then when we got to the campground, it was raining as we set up and didn't stop.  All day.  All night.  It's now noon on Tuesday and even as I sit in the crowded to capacity Library in Rangeley, it is drizzling.  I'm told the sun should be out tomorrow!
Rangeley Library

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