This Summer I'm planning, with 5 misfit Stephen King fans I call friends, a road trip to Baxter State Park/Bangor, ME from Kansas City. As it sits now we've got 6 confirmed to go, which means we could take my 7 passenger Dodge Durango without too much struggle.
Last year we took a similar trip to Swallow Falls State Park in the western handle of Maryland and had an absolute blast. That trip was a quickie, leaving at about 9am on a Thursday morning and landing in our camp ground at about 3am Friday morning, then returning Monday morning, a straight haul, all the way through to glory.Last year we rented the smallest enclosed trailer I could find for all our gear to tow and it worked out great, giving us lots of space in the SUV, but last year we only had four people. Should we be thinking two cars for this year's trip?
This Maine trip, of course, will be longer, and as our trip last year was to much acclaim, I was able to convince the crew to take a full week off, from Saturday July 5 to Saturday July 12. July 4th being a holiday, we'll have all day that day to pack and gear up for the expedition.
I have only a few things I want to hit along the way:
- Sokolowski's University Inn in Cleveland, OH
- the Albany-Rensselaer, NY Amtrak Station for a train trip into NYC for at least one day with our friend who moved to Manhattan, New York City, NY.
- the best Lobster in the world along the coast of Maine
- some time in Bangor to get our Stephen King revery on
As I love to ask.. what am I missing? Other than the misadventures of circumstance which only being there can present, what other bits can I look forward to, should be considering, or should be forewarned about regarding this route and trip?