Friday, October 19, 2012

An Unbelievable Alaskan Co-incidence, And Fall Colours In Maine

I was on my way to a meeting and had just come across the bridge, driving up through the old town of Lubec, when a truck, green and tall, came from the other side. Instantly I knew I had seen the very same truck before. About six months earlier it had been parked for a few days at the Holtville Hot Spring. I had  talked to the owners, John and Linda and now they….what the did they manage to come here? John and Linda are from Alaska and are world travelers. Currently they travel in a home-made RV based on a 4x4 FUSO-Truck. The whole thing looks expedition-style and that’s about what they are doing.1-DSC_0001  1-DSC_0005-001


I turned around immediately and caught up with them when they parked behind the CBP-building/post office. And then I was standing in front of their driver’s door, Linda in the driver’s seat and we were staring at each other. Linda, because she didn’t remember me at first and I because I still couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

Above: Their rig in Holtville1-DSC_0018
John had gone around to get their passports from the “house”. When I was finally seeing him I got the same stare, yeah he had seen me before but where was it? Aah, right the Holtville Hot Springs. Correct!
Both told me that they were on their way to SOUTH AMERICA, but did a little detour to see the east coast and visit with their daughter.

When I invited them to stay a day or two, they looked at each other and shook their heads. They had come to see the Roosevelt Cottage and were in a hurry to get down the coast.
And I was on my way to a scheduled meeting. I whipped out my cell and called Bea at home. She was going to meet them at the Visitor Centre.
And that’s what she did.
May our paths cross again!
Have safe travels on your way to South America John and Linda!
Not only is the customs office guarding the bridge, but also the gulls.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Always nice to run into people you have met on the road. The tricky thing sometimes is where did we meet?

  2. That is quite a rig, I can see how you would remember it!

  3. Rename that rig.... unforgettable you!

  4. It would be hard to forget that rig. Glad you were able to reconnect.

  5. Amazing how people connect and then connect again in different places under different circumstances. That's quite an interesting rig they have. By the way, congratulations on having sold your motorhome. Now you can proceed with your plans.


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