September 12, 2018 White Mountains, NH to Old Orchard Beach, ME

We were pokey to get going this morning and finally pulled out of the campground at 10:40.  The temp was 66 degrees and the skies were gray.  From the campground, I got one last look at the mountains as they peeked through the clouds.
We traveled on secondary roads east to Maine through small towns and quaint villages. We passed the Squam River Covered Bridge that we found on Monday.  We traveled along Squam Lake which is what the movie Golden Pond is based on.  Highway 25, a 2-lane road, took us along the northern shores of Lake Winnepesaukee and then out into the countryside.  We saw this huge house nestled in the trees on the mountainside.  What a view they must have!
We kept our eyes open for moose in any of the bogs and swampy areas that we passed, but we didn’t have one sighting.  Auggie decided he was tired of sitting in the backseat and wanted to ride up front between us.


Traffic was light, but the road was winding with an average speed limit of 40 mph.  It makes for good sightseeing, but in our first hour of driving, we had only gone 40 miles.  The skies lightened up and the temp rose to 71 degrees at noon.  We passed through the town of Ossipee–home of the first snowmobile and then on to the Maine border.
It was still overcast when we arrived at our campground–Old Orchard Beach Campground–at 1:30.  (I miss the sunshine.)  Our total trip took us 2 1/2 hours to go 97 miles.
We set up camp in site #32 and got all settled in no time.  It is a huge campground, but has very nice facilities.   There seems to be a lot of Canadians here.  
I spend the rest of the afternoon catching up on my blog.  Auggie and Bob enjoyed some time outside.  We are here for 4 days, centrally located, to explore the areas both north and south of Old Orchard Beach and eat lots of lobster.  The weather looks to improve with some sunshine and warmer temps predicted.  I think we are really done with the cold weather from now on.  We enjoyed the mountains, but now we’re on to the coastal beaches and seaside towns.

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