We went on vacation! The last time we left town was February 2020, to Vermont to meet up with Bryce's mom and stepdad. This time, we went to Vermont on the way to Maine...to meet up with Bryce's mom and stepdad.
The first part of our trip was 3 nights at Cobbs Camps in Pierce Pond, north of Rangeley in the mountains. I was soooo nervous about it because it's pretty rustic, there's a generator that's on only a few hours a day and otherwise no electricity, and no WiFi, internet, or cell service for 27 miles. I was jokingly calling it Murder Camp beforehand and imagining all the ways I could end up in an emergency with no way to call to help. Good times, anxiety.
It was actually fantastic -- to have utter darkness (stars galore!), to have just water and loons and hiking and lichen... so beautiful. And super COVID-conscious, masks in the dining area, sanitize before you enter, but everything else was outside or in your own cabin. And they did great with making the food gluten free for me!
Bryce's parents have been wanting us to go there forever, it's their special spot (they've been going at least 21 years), and I have to say we'd love to go again. But with our own cabin this time (we had no choice due to the timing of things this year, we were lucky they could swap their 2-person cabin for a 2-bedroom cabin at such short notice). A little more privacy is the only thing that would have made it better.
One thing that was nerve-wracking -- THEY WAITED UNTIL I GOT THERE TO TELL ME ABOUT THE BEAR DUMP. Yes, "bear dump," as in a compost pile of food scraps way behind the cabins for the bears to eat so they don't come closer to the cabin area itself. I didn't see any bears, or moose, but the idea that they were chowing down close by was a little unnerving!
I think that's as close to camping as I'll get for now. I love me a toilet and shower I don't have to walk to outside (when the bears are marauding), and a nice crisp bed.
And no murderers.
|The logging road in to the dock where they ferry you over|
|The dock at twilight, that was a great place to sit and read (and then see the Milky Way when it got dark)|
|A bit of cove on a rainy day|
|Love that rain hat. He looks like a gunslinger or something. |
|Happy feet on the boat!|
|My buddy sunning himself on the porch|
|Near the top of Cobb's Knoll|
|Insane lichen that looked like snow|