On the Road

Maine Homes, Belfast
Photo Submitted By Ericreed.

“I have seen many spectacular stretches of highway in my travels around Maine, but my heart belongs to Route 3. And, no, I’m not talking about the much-lauded loop around Mount Desert Island, which serves up natural beauty in staggering proportions. “My” Route 3 is the western leg that starts in Augusta and intersects with Route 15 in Orland, a drive my family does a half-dozen or so times each year. Part of my affinity for this road has to do with where we’re headed when we’re on it: our camp in Deer Isle or my mother-in-law’s house in Surry. Route 3 and I have also been through rough times together and emerged more strongly bonded as a result.

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