Anything can happen when I plan a trip, and usually does.
First, I look at the map hanging on the basement door...
Then, I figure-out where I want to go: Fryeburg. Then get an idea of how far away it is....
Hmmm, not bad, about what? 2, 2 1/2 inches? Easy stuff.
I fail, yet again, to remember that this is M...A...I...N...E. Big.
That little blue water between my fingers is 12-miles long and 126 miles around. A big space, you know?
Turns out it's 60 miles direct to Fryeburg. But when did I ever plan a direct route?
Let's see.... go left, then right, then left and left again, and so on and so forth.
Good! Just about 80 miles to
Fryeburg and the
Ahh, but this was a dry run, just to see how it goes.
So, I grab hold of Tom of Scooter by the Sea fame, and talk another Tom, whom we met through our local scooter shop and meet at our usual place, to take the plunge with us, and
so off I will go with Tom-Tom.
First I arrive, then New Tom arrives and......
he's got a Cancer Pink Vesper 150.
It's really classy looking, and certainly gets attention. Tom got it for a song and its a special edition, so there are only a few in existence.
Within two minutes, Tom showed up. Sounds repetitive no?
The two bond instantly, and for the next couple of minutes, the two Vesper owners talk Vesper, leaving a poor Honda owner to stand and gaze...
That done, we saddled up and headed out.
Didn't take long to figure out that we were lost...
Was it this bridge we were supposed to go over?
Or, this one?
Is this thing safe?
That water doesn't look inviting....
And so it went. However. By dint of shear intelligence, many wrong turns and false starts
We, by ignoring signs,
And, following our map,
We finally arrived in
Whereupon we went straight to the local BBQ joint, and chowed down.
Bellies full, we were able to focus on the foliage.
Unfortunately, only a few trees are starting to turn, so here and there are sprinkles of red. Otherwise, it's still green.
At this point we all were dragging a bit, so the original plan of meandering back was put aside and, zooming right along, we took the straight and fast route back.
I'm planning another Trip!