This past Monday was a sunny one. The previous weekend gave us a lot of rain and wind. Since the new week offered us sunshine (and wind), Laura and I decided to get in the car to take a trip up to Rangeley. The last time I was there was during my motorcycle ride with Steve and I hadn’t had a chance to show my better half yet. It seemed like she was missing something rather cool, so I felt bad about not getting up there earlier.
One thing that threw me for a loop was the recent daylight savings time clock change. If I can remember back to Monday, I think we left the house around 1:30. With the amount of time it took to drive up to New Vineyard and across to Strong, we were already running out of light. Since I wanted to stop by Smalls Falls for a quick photo op, I figured I should step on the gas a bit. Unfortunately, even with my speedy driving, we weren’t able to get any pictures worth anything. I took these two as a simple token gesture, but really, with the lack of lighting on the falls, they are merely to document the event.
And needless to say, we didn’t hike up the rocks to see any further falls. It was quite brisk and since I wanted to get up to my lookout point in Rangeley, I figured we should hit the road again and see the lake while we still could.
Now, fortunately for us, the sun was in the perfect position right as we arrived at our pull-off point. There is a really nice spot to view the lake about a mile before Rangeley, if you’re driving in from the east. This is where we took these photos.
What’s really neat is that whenever we stop somewhere, there are bound to be these small informational boards that share some history of the area. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know that I enjoy taking pictures of these. Keeping with tradition, I managed to gather some photos of the four that were available to me at the lake lookout. Check them out. If you click the image, you’ll be able to read what each one says.
Interesting little bit of history, eh? I thought so.
After Laura and I made it into town, we stopped by a local pub called Sarge’s. It’s a good place to eat and one of my friends from Jiu-Jitsu works there, so I liked seeing him. We had our usual beer and veggie burgers and left to go for a walk through town. Of course, since it’s a very slow time of year up there in Rangeley, not much was open. Kind of nice though, not seeing anyone.
Next time we visit, we’d like to check out the big and beautiful Rangeley Inn. That should be good. There’s also a restaurant called, “The Gingerbread House” in the next town over – Oquossoc, Maine. That one looks interesting and may be worth a stop.