5 June 2011
|Our gracious hosts|
|Atop Cadillac Mountain|
After wandering through an azalea garden and eating at a diner called Helen’s in Ellsworth, we headed home. On the way back, we hit a deer! Fortunately, though, Isaac dealt with the situation in a calm and controlled way: he slowed down the car as much as he could, so while we hit the deer, no damage was done. The deer got back up and bounded back into the woods and we were all fine.
Today we mostly just hung out and did work, except for a brief trip out to use the Chesterfield Public Library’s wireless and eat Mexican food from a truck. Yes, Mexican food from a truck in the middle of nowhere in Maine. And it was tasty!
For those of you who had doubts about my ability to work on the road, doubt no more! In total, I did a solid four hours of work today and made some serious progress revising a paper of mine. If I can pull this cycling/work trip thing off – I mean really pull it off – then I know how I’m going to spend most of the rest of my graduate career.
After a tasty meal of burgers and salad, we are ready to hit the road again. Our bodies feel rested and replenished, our clothes are clean(ish – we hand washed them in the sink with camp soap and lake water), and our load has been lightened (by giving Isaac some of our stuff to take back to Toronto). Onwards we go!
*For those who don’t know, Michael is a vegan J