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Day 3 August 4th: Maine’ly Driving Late

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The crew’s goal today was to reach Sanford, Maine.

They began the day bright and early, as this photo shows. I think we all know that it’s the Gladiator that makes the scene so impressive. They had roughly 8 hours of driving ahead of them, so, literally, they were both mainly driving and Maine’ly driving.

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Today, shortly after leaving Bill’s property in Monticello, the Newfoundland crew had to bid adieu to Russ. Due to a family health issue, he felt an obligation to be with his family. We all wish him and his wife Stacey all the best in this difficult time.

2019-08-04-russ-sendoff-3 2019-08-04-russ-sendoff-2 2019-08-04-russ-sendoff-1After goodbye, the crew lined up for a cool photo:

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Then, they began their trek to their destination, a spot near Portland, Maine. I do not keep the location secret so they can avoid the paparazzi; nor are they hoping to avoid all their adoring fans. Instead, I just don’t know! But, when I do, I will share the news! Their route should be close to the one shown below.

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Here they are on their trek, a photo taken by Pete.This sure looks a lot like Alaska to me … I wondering they are sneaking back there without me? Guys? Guys … you are breaking up.

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At some point, the group pulled into a cozy Walmart late last night. If you’ve never stayed at a Walmart parking lot, they are great, free places to pull in for the night. There’s even a list of which Walmarts don’t support camping, as not all do.

And, as I mentioned to Jim, the pro tip of the day is that the Super Center Walmarts all seem to have a bathroom at the rear of the store that, in my experience, is cleaner and less crowded.

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Camped at the Sanford, Maine, Walmart.

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2 Comments on “Day 3 August 4th: Maine’ly Driving Late

  1. RACE

    If your route prediction is correct, they will come right by here. They could gas up at the Sunoco on Main St. Bennington, VT where Hemming’s Motor News keeps their car collection (no Willys though).

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I haven’t gotten any report or pics that they stopped by there. They did make it to Canada, as tomorrow morning’s post will show.

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