This summer in Maine with our extended time with children and grandchildren has been a very special experience amidst all that is so unsettled and unsettling in COVID-19 circumstances. So for example, we get out and about with our grandchildren in our two-door ’88 Jeep Wrangler. We long ago took off those two doors as well as its hardtop, but its roll-bar cage is still very much intact and serves as a grandkid jungle gym.
With our half-century-old high-sided trailer attached, we take to the wooded lanes and logging roads on our property and adjoining it. The grandkids ride in the trailer when they’re not hanging onto the sides of the Jeep as we make our slow-speed passage through nearby parts of the mountains, woodlands and lakes of this gorgeous part of western Maine.