Denise Goldberg's blog

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ribbon of highway

It was a good afternoon for a drive.

The morning rain cleared leaving visible blue in the sky decorated with billowing white clouds. Occasional sections of gray appeared with visible bands of rain in the distance. I drove through several cloudbursts, going from dry pavement to a torrential downpour. It seemed like the rain lasted only for a quarter of a mile, and then dry pavement reappeared. Even when I was in the middle of heavy rain I could see blue sky around me.

It was a three state day, a bit of Massachusetts, the short side of New Hampshire, and then Maine for the bulk of the drive. I followed I-95 to Bangor, then headed to the coast, ending at my home away from home in Bar Harbor, the Holland Inn.