Down the Back Roads

“Come on, let’s go!” sez I.

“Where to?” queries the hubby.

“I don’t know, somewhere.”

MaineAnd so starts an adventure down Maine’s back roads of which there are many.

MaineIt doesn’t take long to get away from the populated midcoast and into the country where it quickly becomes more rural.  Gone are the rocky cliffs and views of the sea.  Replacing them are barns

Maineand farm equipment

Maineand bales stacked for winter feeding.

MaineSea sounds are replaced by babbling brooks

Maineand even on the back roads are signs of Patriot enthusiasm.  New England is crazy about the Patriots and the Red Sox!

MaineMaineMaineMaineIt’s no surprise to come across a roadside cafe filled with locals speaking with thick Maine accent and featuring home cooked comfort food.  Hmmm, love those biscuits.

MaineHere and there is a farm stand is selling the last of the season’s produce as well as whatever else is on hand.

MaineWith the season winding down, shopkeepers take a more leisurely approach to being open.  I thought this would be a fun place to browse, but that will have to wait until another day.

MaineOut here in the country, it’s possible to get lost, but I guess road signs will get you back to somewhere.  I’m thinking there needs to be an arrow pointing to Houston!

So much for today’s exploration.  I hope you enjoyed it, too.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


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17 thoughts on “Down the Back Roads

  1. Beautiful colors in those trees. You have to know I love those farm pics! Not much more soothing than a stack of hay and home-made biscuits. 🙂

  2. We always love to go the way of “the road less traveled”….you have the most beautiful back roads…such beautiful scenery and lovely people of Maine…the perfect combination.

  3. Nice trip down the back roads. Pretty scenery.

  4. I’m in Miami. In contrast Maine seems like a real place. I’d love to spend my days reading and napping at the brook.

  5. I,would love a tour of your part of Maine someday when we make it up there. Our part of NC didn’t get as much color. Too much rain in the spring. The trees are shedding their leaves before they even turn. I loved your photo of the trees and the silo. We too,will be making our way back south (Fla.) soon. Not looking forward to it. Have a great winter in Texas. PS: somehow I don’t think of you fitting into the Texas craziness, but I guess the same can be said of us and Florida!

  6. Beautiful scenery and gorgeous foliage Linda! A trip to Maine is on our bucket list, hopefully next year!

  7. What a fun day! You are lucky to be married to a guy that enjoys the journey! My husband is Mr. Impatient and is all about the destination! Great photos and how wonderful to be able to reconnect to the simple life so quickly~when do you go back to Texas?

    1. Soon, Jenna. We begin the long trip back Tuesday.

  8. That’s one of my favorite kind of trips!

  9. Beautiful day trip 🙂 Game 4 for Red Sox!

  10. Greetings from the professor! The photos are Punchalicious! Fall is the professor’s favorite season. Thanks for the blog!

  11. Loved your photos

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  12. The sign with the opening hours on it made me smile. 🙂 I enjoyed your beautiful photos.

  13. What beautiful countryside and photos. When you live in the city, I would love to get lost in countryside that gorgeous. New England is always what I picture when I think of fall and all it’s beauty. You are so blessed to live between the ocean and such beautiful countryside.

  14. That’s my kind of drive. Love your back roads!

  15. Just such beauty…..a blessing….

  16. You should ADD ONE!

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