Crossing Massachusetts into Maine

Leaving the next morning we drove on into Massachusetts towards Littleton which is due north of Boston.  We definitely wanted to stay away from Boston with our big rig.  We pulled into the Boston Minuteman Campground about 4:30 PM.  Now this has potential for a great place but it is really tight and hilly.  If this is the best in the area, they need to check out some of the past parks we visited.  Thank goodness we were put in a pull through spot right in front of two of their log cabins.  It had rained about 2 inches before we got there so were puddles everywhere in the road.  Rained again over night but we could still get out.  Had to drive slow to keep from clipping anyone as the roads were narrow.  After we made it out we got back on I-495 to proceed through New Hampshire and into Maine on I-95.  We always like this drive as it has some great bridges.  The Piscataqua River Bridge is a cantilevered through arch bridge that connects Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Kittery, Maine. Carrying six lanes of Interstate 95, the bridge is the third modern span and first fixed crossing of the Piscataqua between Portsmouth and Kittery.  The two older spans, the Memorial Bridge and the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, are both lift bridges, built to accommodate ship traffic along the Piscataqua.  The high arch design of the Piscataqua River Bridge eliminates the need for a movable roadway.  Pretty impressive drive and lots to see on either side up or down river!  After crossing into Maine the trip up I-95 is a walk in the park.  Not a lot of traffic compared to other interstates we have travelled.

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