|Started out in Albany, NY. Headed East on I-90.
|Took lots of pictures of driving through corridors of trees, as you will see...
|The only picture I took in Massachusetts.
(The "Welcome to" picture didn't turn out, sady)
|The first rest stop in Maine on I-95. It looks a lot like the Sierra Nevada to me, and was a real surprise.
|As I continued north, the trees changed to more deciduous.
|And then the trees were alternating coniferous zones and deciduous zones.
|I wanted a shot of a typical scene of I-95 in Maine. I didn't notice the highway patrol car on the left until after I'd taken the picture. I guess the officer didn't mind the photo.
|After I-95, I was relegated to this type of road east of Bangor. I missed a couple of turns on my way, and a 2 hour drive took 2.5 hours. My goal was a state park which closed at sunset, and I reached my hotel just as it was getting dark, so I decided to just call it a day.
|Quoddy Head State Park's website says it doesn't open unitl 9am. So I slept in and arrived right at 9am, only to find that this is how the fee is collected. Doh! I could have been in Bangor by this time!
|Looking back at the parking lot (my rental car is the black one on the left). As you can see, I could have easily walked down here last night.
|The lighthouse at Quoddy Head. There's a visitor center inside, but I didn't go in.
On second thought, it's just as well I didn't come out here last night, seeing what a nice day it was, and how pictures probably would not have turned out nearly so well.
|Close up of the reason I came all the way out here.
|The corner of that fence is as far east as I could go.
|Looking due east across the Bay of Fundy at Nova Scotia.
|Back on the road, some typical eastern Maine Scenery.
|The night before, I considered my experience of getting lost on unmarked roads, and took the time to write down some directions. I still managed to take a wrong turn somewhere, but at least the scenery was pretty.
|My cell phone camera doesn't do the place justice. It's really very pretty this time of year.
|Portland, Maine, as seen from I-95.
|Entering New Hampshire from Maine. In the opposite direction on this bridge there's a "Welcome to Maine" sign, but that picture didin't come out. So I took this one in the hopes that I'd make up for it.
|Upon crossing the border into Rhode Island, there wasn't a "Welcome to" sign, so this is the first indication that I was in the state. Those are exits for Pawtucket.
|The capitol dome in Providence.
A few exits later, I made a pitstop at a gas station, just to say I set foot in Rhode Island.
|At a service area on the New Jersey Turnpike, I noticed this sticker of a university, named after my niece.
|The BRIDGE across the potomac, taken from the New Jersey side. Very impressive span. I was going to take more photos, but the driving was too busy to get my phone out.
After this, I stopped in downtown Wilmington, just to say I've stepped foot in Delaware. Sadly, I neglected to take any pictures. In my defense, I was tired after three days of driving.
last modified 1 October, 2015