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Travelling east in '93, the very first road trip...

Travel without the ease of tech…

Both Maria and I were not without baggage in the beginning years. I had my bag of boyhood shit, still lived at home, and she just finalized a divorce. What’s a trip without baggage, right? Since graduating high school and having devoured my first Bachman book, Thinner, I was planning a trip to Bangor, Maine. The trip would allow me to potentially explore where the character of the book visited. I asked Maria if she wanted to go, she answered with a resounding, YES!

She was living at her parents and needed a reprieve, and what better way to test the relationship boundaries than a cross country trip? I had already written every chamber of commerce of every state we’d be travelling through to get maps. I also had a map of Canada because that’s where I planned to drive through to the east coast.

We discovered a lot about each other on the trip. Music, map reading, who loved to drive and who didn’t, and how to budget money that we didn’t really have to begin with. We ended up renting a small yellow cabin on Bar Harbor, Maine, which was the last of the rentals available due to the beginning of a tourist season. We took a Cessna plane ride, visited a museum, and of course Maria snapped some great pictures of Stephen King’s house, among other sites.

Heading home we drove through the states and we did all of this without printing directions, no GPS, smart phones, and no other electronics of today’s modern world. I can only sum the trip up in a few words: peaceful, eye opening, and a bonding moment (and no I won’t get into detail about that, HA!) that will forever be close to our hearts. We loved every moment of each other, learned what made us tick in our newly formed relationship and fell deeper into the abyss of one another. This was the first trip and vacation we had, and the first time the travel bug took a bite infecting our souls.

We go from Cabin, to something else, find out what, next Wednesday on the BLOG! By the time you get to our "full time" life, some strange shit starts happening. But you gotta read on!

Thanks so much for reading...

Tim Eagle

Find out where RV travel, exploring, DIY and writing is prevalent on video at the Dark Nest Travels YouTube channel here: Dark Nest Travels.

Tim Eagle is an author of the novellas Stolen Seed and Krae, among other books. He lives full time, on the road, with his wife, Maria and their dog, Cocoa. He grew up in Michigan and is inspired by the dysfunction, insanity, and nepotism of rural America. His books are available on Amazon, godless and Kindle Unlimited. Thanks for reading, tune in next week for the next chapter...

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I did a driving trip to New England back in the 90's. I went through Canada, saw Niagara Falls, went to Connecticut where I met friends from the internet service Delphi, drove to Boston, then up to Acadia National Park in Maine, where I stayed in Bar Harbor, then went to Bangor on my way back for the obligatory pilgrimage to King's house! I was surprised how forthcoming people in the town were about where the house was. Came back through the States. Difference was, I was on my own. Saw a lot of cool stuff, though...

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So much to see in these United States! I love the east coast,.but next summer I think we're going to try to explore the Pacific Northwest.


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