Our decision at this point is to head south on ME 11 or head east toward Houlton and pick up OSJ new tag.
I just couldn't resist and the site was kinda of neat to boot. This site commemorates the first successful transatlantic crossing in a balloon. It took more than a century of previous tries, but in 1978 the Double Eagle II launched from Presque Isle, ME and landed in Miserey France 137 hours and 6 minutes later. More info HERE.
The rain has picked up a bit and we head for Smyrna, Staceyville and Sherman about ½ down to Augusta and just west of Houlton. We have been using I-95 as our major route, because of the rain. From Houlton all the way to Augusta, the posted speed limit is 75. I haven't seen posted speeds like this since we left the west a year ago. It had me looking around for the Welcome to Montana signs.
I assumed the +7 to 10 over rule applied and found myself hitting those speeds, only to remind myself it was wet out.
In Howland we got off for gas. We ended up at the 95 Diner and decided to dry out a bit and have some soup as a break. This was a good time to put the rest of the rain gear on as well. .
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