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State Capitols · Northeast Tour
Day 9 - Thursday, September 28, 2006
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Montpelier, Vermont

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We bade farewell to our friends and hit the road about 11:30am.

Around 1pm it started raining and rained the rest of the day. Slowed us down as it rained pretty hard at times.

Tonight we're camped in the parking lot of a school in Montpelier, VT. It is raining like crazy.

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T o d a y ' s    P i c t u r e s
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The capitol of Maine in Augusta. The Navigator gets some wood chopping tips from Mr. Paul Bunyan. That's a very LARGE ax :) This quaint covered bridge was several miles off the route.
The Navigator got upset that I went off the official route. Tough! A New Hampshire welcome sign has already been posted last Tuesday, Day 7. But here's a better one. Just for you June. A very pretty New Hampshire sunset. Another night time sign for June.
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T o d a y ' s    S t a t s
Begin: 11:30am
End: 8:30pm
Net (includes stops): 11 hrs, 30 mins
Begin odometer: 166,281
End odometer: 166,580
Net miles today: 299
Average MPH: 33.2
Total trip miles: 1819

Gasoline: $30.00
     Price: $2.229/gal
     Bought in: Orrington, ME
Food, ice, etc.: $15
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00
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T o d a y ' s    T h o u g h t
Some thoughts from Albert Einstein, passed along to us by Leo in NJ:

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture,
let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity.
And I'm not sure about the universe.

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

A + B + C = Success if,
A = Hard Work,
B = Hard Play,
C = Keeping your mouth shut.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute,
and it seems like an hour.
Sit next to a pretty girl for an hour,
and it seems like a minute.
That's relativity.

God is subtle, but he is not malicious

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

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T o d a y ' s    J o k e
From Ralph in Muldova, a story as told by his fav blond:

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.

Hellloooo, just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told ME last year, ...namely, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves!

Helllooooo? It's been a year! (I told him.) There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up... He never called back.

Guess I won that stupid argument. I bet he felt like an idiot.

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