Our Rainy Maine October Peak Fall Foliage Drive
It was another wet Sunday, but that's alright because the bright fall colors really pop in this kind of lighting. See that panoramic pic above? That's the first one I ever shot with my new water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.
When we left for our little excursion this morning we decided to eat breakfast on the road in one of the small towns through which we'd be passing. The more small-town and quirkier the better. In Brownfield, where I had zero cell service, we found a place exactly like what we were hoping to find: The Depot Diner.
Our table had vintage and newer books, a retro clock and A Christmas Story leg lamp.
The deer head on the wall is wearing sunglasses. I surmised this was the kind of place where you might get beat up if you ask if they have gluten-free toast, but I asked anyway. I was told without any hints of attitude that I was the third person to ask but no, they didn't. Our food was basic and CHEAP! My eggs and hash only cost $3.50 before tax and tip!
Wayne and I kept "Wowwwwwwwing" at the colors. We stopped in Fryeburg so I could take this shot.
And this one.
There was some concern in Maine that the colors might not be as bright due to the drought, but man, they seemed even more colorful than years past! The whole drive was a show.
We stopped at this scenic spot (that's Wayne's little Subaru) in Hiram and the trees around the pond were absolutely breathtaking!
The ferns had turned a beautiful yellow along a small stretch of the road.
In the town of Cornish we stopped at this multi-dealer antique shop, Cornish Trading Co., that is housed in an 1800s Masonic Building.
Another mounted deer head in our travels. It's a Maine thing.
Three floors of multiple rooms filled with stuff.
They were having a 20% off sale and I saw a few things that interested me, however I've been doing some serious downsizing (except for my vinyl) so I didn't buy anything. That's coming up soon in another post.