My husband and I are planning a trip to Maine, VERY soon. This is a somewhat last minute “end of summer” idea and we’re limited to 9 days going and coming. We’ll road trip from MI down to I-80, then we’ll Head East (Flat As A Pancake one of my faves) 🙂 ultimately arriving in Maine.
Any advice, Darla at ShesAMaineiac.com? How about the rest of you Mainers?
We hope to stay around Niagara Falls our first night out. I’ve never been and I want to check it off my bucket list.
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are both “must see” on our visit to Maine. After that, we have no set plan, yet. And that could be a fine plan in and of itself because most of the big road trips over the years have revolved around family events. Don’t get me wrong, we had a fabulous time at the various venues over the past years.
It’s just that this will be the first trip where we do NOT have to be anywhere at any particular time and we won’t have to dress up, unless we really want to.
When we first started talking about this trip, I said my maine (tee hee) goals were to see the ocean, eat loads of seafood, and take fabulous photos of the vistas along the way. My husband is good with that, but also wants to see the outdoors.
I love the outdoors, too, don’t get me wrong. But then he said something about being in the wilderness, as in camping. Gahhh!!! Camping.
I smiled – sort of – and said “Gee, honey, I’m not sure about that. You know, all the gear you have to bring. And there’s set-up and pack-up time to consider. What if it’s like 150 degrees out or pouring rain? And then there’s my right knee. And bugs. And the price of gas right now? All that extra weight would drag the MPG down. But, if you really want to…?”
In other words, I. Don’t. Think. So. I’d consider a cabin, a cottage or a motel. (I’m such a baby …)
It’s not like we haven’t been investigating our options. We’ve got the maps and the AAA TourBook. We’ve googled and searched the interwebz. We’ve made calls to places for rent. There’s simply too many fun sounding places to see. I need your input.
How bad is Route 2 going east into Maine? It would be the road less traveled. Or do we travel the big roads, haul the proverbial patootie, go as far east as we can, and travel north along the east coast? We are pondering which route to take.
So, all you savvy travellers, what are your recommendations?
I am ready with my net to catch your pearls of wisdom! Thank you!