We spent five days in Maine visiting my parents about two weeks ago. We stayed for part of the trip in Bryant Pond, which is very near New Hampshire, and part of it in Washington, which is between Camden and Augusta. I love visiting Maine in the autumn; it provides an incredible sense of warmth and comfort, despite the often cold, blistering wind and weather.
If you haven't been to Maine in the autumn, I strongly encourage you to go. It's very different from the beauty of the West. Colorado and California and Utah are beautiful because of the size and majesty of everything there, from the rivers to the mountains. Maine is beautiful because of its quaintness. Just riding through towns like Buckfield, Paris and Bethel, I wanted to stop at the general store, find and apartment to rent, and spend the next month there.
I hope someday to spend a few months there, just writing and photographing the state. It's a special place and has a special place in my heart.
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