Susan and I get up early, about 5:30. We are here so
briefly in Rockland that we wanted to have an opportunity
to see the town. We have a pleasant walk, take some pictures,
get some Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and check out the
ferry building where you can get transported to a few
of the islands off the coast of Maine. We run into Tom,
who is also up early checking out the town, and we all
decide to visit the continental breakfast offered at the
hotel. We get some more coffee and eat our breakfast.
Tom has a surprise when he turns the wheel to get Cheerios
out of the dispenser. The Cheerios come out in a rush
and his bowl is filled immediately with the table being
strewn with Cheerios. We all have a laugh over this and
help him clean it up. After we eat, we head back for showers,
packing, and the loading of Big Mama. Big Mama rides again.
We are off at 8 am as planned and we all enjoy the beautiful
scenery between our catnaps. This is one of the longest
rides of the tour 13 ½ hours from Rockland, Maine
to Plainfield, Illinois. We pass through Maine, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Everyone takes a
turn driving and though it is stressful at times we make
it to the hotel in Streetsboro, Ohio at about 11 pm. We
all decide to not check out from this hotel until 11 am
so that we get some unstressed rest. Besides we only have
to drive 6 ½ hours to Plainfield tomorrow. Wow.
I remember when I use to think 6 ½ hours was a
long drive. We all say our good nights and head off to
our much-deserved rest.