Triptriptrip

Around the beginning of July 2018 after the closing on my condo, I bought a  small Nissan truck—and after a misstep (wherein I bought a travel trailer too big for me) I became the proud owner of a T@B 320 Boondock Lite! This is a teardrop trailer and a sweetheart! A kitchen, bathroom and shower, furnace and air conditioner, and comfortable bed. Room for Gatsby, room for me!

 

 

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So, less than two weeks after moving out, I went to a short, shakedown trip to eastern Maine, Canada, Vermont and New Hampshire—just to determine what to bring, what to leave behind.

 

left my home in Maine, off to see the world.

October 25, 2018

When is a trip a life? This trip is my life. This little T@B trailer is now my home, where I live my life. It’s sometimes not so much fun but usually a lot of fun. A lot. Why wouldn’t it be? No schedules, no constraint, other than weather and mountain ranges and closed roads.

 

If not now, when?

AAD8D877-840C-4BA1-A713-FEB41AF93E94In May of 2018, I decided to call a local realtor to talk about selling my condominium. I’d been there nearly 20 years, long enough to spend in any place (to paraphrase Dolly Copp).  The house was an old sea captain’s home in near the Maine coast with its own history as a big old Maine cottages sometimes do—from the sea captain’s home, to a plumber’s warehouse and rooming house. When they came to rebuild it as six condos in the 1980’s, it was missing some original hardware, windows and doors, but it still had the very wide floorboards and large beautifully proportioned front rooms with fireplaces intact.  My part was the ell which stood off at 90 degrees from the main house; it has two stories, a mansard roof, open plan, and the nice wide pine floorboards. The house stands a hill, on a few acres of lawn and wood, right on a pleasant village street. In June it was ready to show, and the first day on the market it sold for well over my asking price. Caveat was, I had to move in three weeks. I did it!