States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday August 11th: Echo Lake, Acadia

The Dzwonczyk’s are on vacation this week, coincidentally in Maine. We arranged to meet them for the afternoon at Echo Lake Beach in Acadia National Park. Of the two swimming beaches, this one is smaller and less crowded, but warmer. Before heading in, we purchased our Annual Pass for the National Park Service for $80 – this will be a great deal for us. This week would have cost $20 to head in and out each day, when you consider how many parks we plan to visit in the coming year, we will certainly get our money’s worth.

Echo Lake was beautiful. The kids had a wonderful time with their friends, we’re so lucky to be seeing people on the journey, especially at the beginning, as we adjust to changing locations every few days. It was a very pleasant afternoon for Dave and I as well, with the children happily occupied, we were able to relax a bit. This trip is definitely not a relaxing vacation, without question, a working, ‘we are on’ type of journey!

We went back to the campsite for dinner and the Dz’s came over in the evening to relax by the fire and enjoy some s’mores. Unfortunately the kids thought hide and seek in the dark was a great idea, so it was actually a little less relaxing than we’d pictured. Having speedy little ones running around in the dark wasn’t really what we’d had in mind!

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