Augusta, ME: Matt and Heather

We stayed overnight in Augusta in the WalMart parking lot…on our way to Lisbon. A few hours after we arrived, we received an email from Heather, a blog reader, saying that they had been in the same parking lot and saw our RV! But they didn’t stop because it was almost 10pm and they didn’t want to bother us. WHAT?! That’s craziness. So I sent her a quick email saying how silly that was :) and that we should try to meet up. So the next morning, Matt and Heather came back and we spent an hour or so at Panera with us, talking over coffee. We were actually supposed to stop and see them on our way up to Northern Maine, but it didn’t work out, so this was a lovely, unexpected surprise to have another chance!

Heather is an accountant and Matt is a carpenter…they are high school sweethearts. No kids yet. They used to live in Boston, but decided to get out of the “rat race” and come home to their roots. They gave us some good tips about visiting Boston…and we showed them our grease :) ha.

For the record…if ANYONE reading this blog ever sees us parked in a parking lot and does not come and knock loudly on our door, you will be in big trouble!! This is the 2nd or 3rd time it’s happened…so stop it already! We’re not scary. We’re really nice people…so c’mon over to our house!

Photo credit: Bella Grace, professional camera phone photographer


  1. Awww Sara! We’re headed to Pennsylvania this weekend to meet with a realtor (moving there soon) and I see you’ll be in Lancaster Nov. 4th-ish. It would have been so cool to see you all!

    ~Andrea (Nate’s sister)

    Comment by Ann — October 24, 2007 @ 7:55 am

  2. Love this blog, and also the food blog you were keeping before. At seven months pregnant right now, I’ve been totally inspired by your parenting and refusal to conclude that having a child should mean that life becomes any less adventurous.

    If you’re in need of any hospitality when you travel to Boston, my husband and I are in Arlington, MA. You also mentioned that you’re looking for contacts at universities…we have many at Tufts University and Simmons College. What in particular are you looking for?

    Comment by Lauren Bellon — October 24, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

  3. OK guys, when are you coming to Europe? I would love to knock on your door LOL.
    Obviously you can’t fly, but a sea crossing shouldn’t be beyond such innovative folks …. you’re welcome to park up here with us in Southern England!

    Comment by jackie — October 25, 2007 @ 2:16 am

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