Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Greg was happy this morning.  He actually managed to wake up early, shower, fix his bike, wash his bike, pack up his stuff… all before Jerry woke up.  He has been enjoying bringing this to his attention and rubbing it in every chance he gets.  Jerry has done this once to Greg, and I guess this is like payback in a weird father/son way.  This is how our morning conversation sounded:

After waiting as long as he could, Greg opens the valve on his air mattress. Jerry awakes, looks Greg in the eys and asks ‘Are you up?’

No dad, I’m sleeping. “Ya, I’ve been up for a couple hours  and am ready to go and have completed…”  I repeat my list.  Greg would probably say these things sarcastically even if it wasn’t true.

“Hah, ya right!”

He looked at Greg.  He looked to his right.  He noticed everything packed up.  He laughed.  ‘You did it!  You actually did it you punk.’  And laughs some more.

Jerry could not be more proud of his son pulling this off, and pulling it off so fully.  Sure enough, his bike was ready to go and sparkled in the morning sunlight.  Jerry still had to shower and felt the pressure of being waited on.  He even had Greg check the tire pressure just to keep him busy.

Lazy bum.

Lazy bum.

Today was fairly uneventful except for the beautiful riding and slow driving speeds.  We drove for about 7 hours and managed to put on a wopping 230 miles with an average speed of 34mph.  And not only that, it was 100 degrees… in Maine!  Can the weather be any more random on this trip?  We seem to enjoy the extremes.  When is a nice 75 degree coming our way?? 😉  It really doesn’t matter to us, we enjoy it all.

Today, we finally completed our ‘Portland to Portland’ run, and here is our proof:

Portland to Portland Completed!

Portland to Portland Completed!

We made it to Acadia National Park and arrived in the heat of the day and enjoyed the small seaside towns and beautiful views.

Jerry Yung Photography

Jerry Yung Photography

In Bar Harbor we stopped for some ice cream and wandered around.  We then decided to head Northwest and get some miles on before calling it a night.  We rode until the sun started to disappear behind the trees and we pulled off at the nearest campgrounds.  We will be taking Route 2 all the way through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and into New York!

On the road...

On the road...

Links:

Acadia National Park – http://www.nps.gov/acad/