Maine Misadventures

Written for:  One Woman's Quest II
VJ's Weekly Challenge 

"What could you talk about for 30 minutes without any preparation?"

There was that time we followed recommendation
of a friend to rent a cabin on the lake in Maine.

Omen 1:  Rental car breaks down on the way, begins
changing lanes at will.

Omen 2:  We arrive quite late.  Exhausted, we enter
the cabin for four, and discover it's barely
adequate for two.  Oh, and did I mention, the bathroom
was separated from the kitchen by a rather flimsy

Omen 3:  Our friends decide to take a row boat
out on the lake at twilight.  We hear screams;
boat overturns.

Omen 4:  We decide to visit Mt. Washington.
We are in a van, Japanese tourists in the
front, four of us in the back.  The climb
up is treacherous.  My girlfriend and I
shriek in terror–no rails.  The Japanese
tourists–non-English speaking–turn around
laughing and pointing out the window, 
mistaking our emotions for sheer joy.
We reach the top, vowing never to descend.
The spectacular view is obscured
by thick fog.  

We never return.  We do not own T-shirts
claiming "I climbed Mt. Washington."

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Maine Misadventures

  1. VJ Knutson says:

    Oh my! Nightmare vacation. What did the people who recommended it say?


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