Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

All Settled In

 I can say with confidence that after a month living in Trenton, Maine (at Narrows Too Campground) that we have settled in. We are in a great location and are enjoying the activity that flourishes in this area during the spring and summer. With the hard Maine winter over and snow long forgotten the warm weather has rejuvenated people and they are buzzing around with kayaks on the top of cars, campers in tow, bikes hanging off the family truck, and fidos' head hanging out the window (which pretty much describes us).

The little town of Trenton (population 1,481) is perched on the last point of mainland before entering Mount Desert (pronounced like the sweets you eat after dinner) Island making it truly the “Gateway to Acadia.” The views of the mountains and water are great and we never get tired of them. The campground we are staying at sits on a bay which not only provides more quintessential Maine water views but a superb swimming hole for our pooch. The tide comes and goes twice a day so the scenery is quite dynamic. Not to mention the fact that we are right at the entrance of the RV park so we see rigs come and go every day.  This is RV workamper village!

The town has three lobster pounds to keep our seafood appetite satiated. It's the kind of homely town with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse, white clapboard houses with summer flowers in the planters, and boats bobbing in the water. Perfect summer home if you ask us.

We discovered a nature trail a few miles away which has become a hit with Spirit. The community trails wind through the pine forest and lead into a natural bog. The trail is lovingly maintained by volunteers and plants are nicely marked for curious hikers looking to learn about the flora.

A little rest after our hike.
What dog doesn't like a bog?
The summer is bound to fly by so we will continue to make the most of our days off. We are looking forward to an upcoming visit by some New Orleans slash RV'ing friends so we can share our piece of paradise with them.


  1. What a great place - lots of similarities with where we are; small town (Port Orford is 1700), similar plants (lots of cranberry bogs here), great seafood (you - lobsters, us - Dungeness crab), and cool weather. We're happy for you - and Spirit! Every Lab deserves a bog of their own!

    1. Ah, we loved Port Orford and definitely the crab.

  2. All I can say is WOW! You found a slice of heaven on earth. And lucky Spirit, I think you're going to find a very spoiled dog who doesn't want to leave at the end of the summer... ;c)

  3. thanks for checking out & liking my blog, ladies. Lobster - yum yum. one of the main (Maine) reasons Donald is planning an East Coast trip for 2015. Will have to get your good/bad/ugly details!

    1. We've got the lobster pot and popover pan. Just found a winery down the street with great food.


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