This artful arrangement of watercraft greeted me yesterday as I walked to the office to register at Arndt’s Aroostook River Lodge Campground in Presque Isle, Maine. We are in the heart of the potato here, smack dab in the middle of Aroostook County, at the northernmost tip of the Great State of Maine. We followed a truck full of potatoes up Route 1 from Houlton, and in Presque Isle we stopped at a family farm market to buy a bag of Macintosh apples, Maine maple syrup, bread n butter pickles, and two Maine potatoes, which we baked in the oven after we hooked up the RV. Only the power of suggestion and association gave the potato any additional flavor, but mine tasted plenty good.
I am amazed that my Verizon NationalAccess wireless service works here at the very top of the Lower 48. I’ve got a good, strong signal and flawless e-mail send and receive. It’s still too slow to upload much video, but I’ve been adding to my geotagged Flickr photos, visible by clicking here. If you use the slider to zoom out on the map you can see an image like the screenshot I’m pasting here, showing the four places from which I’ve posted photos so far in our slow trek northward in Maine. The little pink circles show how many photos are available at each spot on the map, and clicking on them in Flickr brings them up for viewing. (If this explanation leads only to confusion and frustration, feel free to call RV Ramble Tech Support Hot Line–my cell phone number, if you have it–or click on the “Contact Me” link at the right.)