Up here vacationing in northwestern Maine’s lake-and-mountain country, we do some very non-traditional vacation activities, and we’re fortunate to have our grandkids along for the experience!
I wrote last year about how our oldest grandchild Jack, then four years old, and I haul gravel to replenish our long dirt-and-gravel driveway here in Andover, Maine. We load it up by hand and then drive it up from our very modest-sized gravel pit using our smaller trailer pulled by our 30-year-old, topless Jeep Wrangler. I also wrote about our related adventure last summer using our larger six-by-eight-foot trailer pulled by our 20-year-old Jeep Cherokee to haul over a ton of much larger and coarser aggregate from Andover’s commercial gravel pit to address a special road-drainage issue. Ask Jack and he’ll gladly give you a detailed description of the difference between gravel and aggregate.