I got as far as Portland Maine on my long drive but it has been real difficult. So bad that I probably shouldn’t try to write about it, and so complicated, omg. Don’t worry, I’m ok. The car is ok. I didn’t get arrested. It did manage to rattle my nerves a little, stoic as I am. Hardest damn drive I ever did, and I did a bunch of long drives.
I wanted to get to Acadia a few days before art camp starts so I could hike and drive around but it didn’t work out. I’ll be there in time for art camp. Then it will be fun.
These old pilings are right in front of a huge cruise ship. I walked down Commercial St. and back. It was crowded with 2 cruise ships and busses. The lines were down the block for the restaurants. Probably not a good place for me to sketch.
This is the nonpoisonous Eastern variety of sumac. It’s just a weed but it’s pretty in the fall.
The first 3 days of my drive it was raining off and on the whole way and cloudy. Today the sun came out when I got to Maine. It looks like we might have nice weather for art camp.
I shouldn’t complain. How about all those people who paid for a beach vacation and the hurricane ruined their vacation and took the beach house too. They might not get their money back. And it will take years to rebuild.
The fall color isn’t at its peak, as far as I can tell, but I saw some real pretty places in the rain. When I’m driving it goes by so fast and there’s no place to stop for a photo. The sumac is between the hotel parking lot and the highway.