It was an incredibly cold morning and the fall leaves crunched under our feet as we prepared to leave.
The border crossing at Houlton was uneventful.Then 2 quick stops - one in Houlton for gas and another in Bangor for Verizon MiFi cards and a minutes card for our trachones. The on to Lewiston for the night.
Reason #1 They are good company when things go wrong.
Then the warning of the red dawn came to be. It started to pour rain just south of Bangor and then, about 20 miles from Lewiston the Cochrane's windshield wiper motor made a big bang and stopped working. After some discussion Rick decided to keep on going to Lewiston without wipers and try to get a new motor there.
The Ramada Inn in Lewiston provides rvers with parking space, electricity and the use of their swimming pool for $15 per night. A very good deal and that is where we stayed. The weather report was for rain with high winds (the rver's enemy) for two days. And this forecast, combined with the fact that Rick was unable to get the wiper motor fixed, led to the decision to wait the storm out in Lewiston. We ate out, did some shopping and played Mexican Train to pass the time.
Elaine ordered a new motor on line to be delivered to their daughter's home in Richmond VA and after a one day layover we awoke to sunny skies and a forecast that promised no rain until Elaine and Rick reached Richmond.
|Note the puddles around the Cochranes RV. We were glad we waited.|
We motored easily around Boston early Saturday morning with a rest stop in Connecticut:
|It is always nice to have company when Wally Docking|
|And nothing beats having someone bigger than you lead the way through a traffic jam|
|Pretty isn't it?|
|Meet Lilly (next to Arch) and Tucker.|
|Elaine prepared a delicious ham supper for us|
|Rick and Elaine heading south to Richmond VA and points beyond.|
|Then we headed out through this spectacular exit to Nashville TN and points in the southwest.|
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