While we await the delivery of our RV in late August, we chose to spend the rest of the summer near my mother, in a place where I can write in peace. The god of good fortune smiled on us when we rented this early 19th-century house in South Montville, Maine, a tiny hamlet -- no store, no post office, no traffic, just the sound of a babbling brook.
Our gracious hosts, the artists Emily and Will Brown, welcomed us to their enclave and introduced us to their friends. They also told us about the best walks and swimming holes in the area. Check out Stevens Pond below.
What do we do for excitement around here? How about a ride in a reconstructed Model T? Will Brown is behind the wheel; my nephew Tom rides shotgun.
For evening entertainment, we can watch the sun set beyond the blueberry fields.
And nibble the tart fruit as we go.
Listen as Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson tear it up.
Where we are today.