Hello again. Last time I surfaced, I was headed for Peaks of Otter Park. I did go there on Saturday, toured around, and saw that the "lake" was more of a big pond and the campsite was pretty gloomy. So, I decided to continue the trip north, toward Acadia National Park in Maine. After spending the night in W. Virginia, I hit the road Monday morning, and then my daughter called. She told me that the previously planned mid August visit to Ithaca NY wasn't such a good time due to their band's tour; could I come sooner? Like in 5 hours, I asked? For that's how far from Ithaca I was, according to my iphone map (which I love love love. It has served me well on this trip.) So -- a great few days in NY. Hiking, eating, stowing wood for the winter, visiting a goat cheese dairy. Lots of fun, sorry, no pics. Then unexpectedly I found a campsite in Seawall Campground in Acadia, for Friday, and left early Thursday for a 12 hour drive. Drove through the day, and got to Acadia by noon on Friday, in a daylong downpour. Cats and dogs, I tell you. I checked into the campground, then hightailed it to Bar Harbor, where I found a great room (I know, I know, wussy girl) for the night and tooled around Bar Harbor, a charming little tourist town, in the unceasing rain. I know, I know, please shut up. I could have set up my tent in the rain and eaten cold food and stayed in the tent but, no. I had better things to do. Ate a delicious lobster mac and cheese last night, too. I stand by my decision. This morning I will go visit the local yarn and candy store, Bees, and report on that next time I'm around wi-fi. Then go pitch my tent on this lovely dry morning. Keep in touch, everyone.