The Tin Can has been a faithful companion on this journey. It’s provided a safe place to sleep, served as a perfect resource for snacks, rest and a local diner that’s available 24/7. Today, however, it’s caused a bit of consternation. Two warning lights came on! Oh no! The Tin Can isn’t feeling well! Serious business!
The Stache has to ride (home stretch!), so the Tin Can and I set off to find a ‘drive in’clinic. After several stops and numerous attempts to find resources on Google, I was finally directed to a marina, of all places, because, ‘they know diesel engines’!TC and I drove down a long dirt road and were a bit alarmed to find all the boats looking like ghosts! Our fears were alleviated when we were greeted by the family who owns and runs the place. They are a fun loving Italian family from Boston. It was like a Boat version of The Cake Doctor! (If you haven’t seen the show, it’s way past time you did!) They treated me like I was their daughter…concerned about the situation; the well being of the Tin Can and interested in our CAF mission. In the end, the Tin Can was good to go and this family donated a significant portion of our bill to CAF! 😊 I went in search of the Stache. He was lost and I was lost. We agreed to meet in Wiscasset, a little town on the water. When we found one another, we consoled ourselves with lobster rolls for lunch! Yum! (And yes, those are big chunks of lobster slipping between his fingers!)
Tonight we are in Booth Bay, Maine. Went into the village for dinner and sat next to Dan and Carol. They live south of Boston and are dedicated Christians. Carol plays and teaches piano. Dan plays the organ. Sometimes they play together. Dan had a career designing kitchens. In his retirement, he decided to do something very unique….he bought an ice cream truck! He is in great demand for weddings, birthdays and picnics and having a great time. Delightful couple and a joy to spend the evening with.