Day 5 has arrived as we continue to trek through the North East. We began our day in White River Junction, VT. Although the weather was not the best and rather rainy, this didn’t cause problems for the trip. We then traveled through New Hampshire and on the long stretch of road where we were able to pass by the Black Mountain Forest, which is a state forest in Haverhill, NH that is host to 795 acres and a 2,840 foot summit. As we carry on our way North, we cross the Androscoggin River. A 170-mile waterway that begins its journey near Errol, New Hampshire. We traveled through New Hampshire and arrived in Maine. We stopped at a VW dealership in Brunswick, ME. Coincidentally, this is the name of the town Rainer was born in, in Germany. Brunswick, ME is home to Bowdoin College, the first college in the state of Maine and it remains an important influence in Brunswick’s development due to its museums, theater, and concert hall. We noticed that some locals hosted a yard sale and it was as if Christmas were in July. They displayed a Santa Clause sculpture and Christmas ornaments for sale. We traveled North to where we were only about an hour away from the Canadian border making it to Bangor, ME. It was pleasant to discover how similar the New England countryside was to that of Europe. Also, it was incredibly nice to see how the Volkswagen cars and culture has been embraced by Americans. They display many vintage VW cars and artwork as an homage to the culture they have created even within the United States. Auburn, ME was our last stop and we prepared for the next day.