ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Jerry with a bucket of mussels for dinner, they are all over...

Ollie checking them out :-)

Frenchman Bay

Our awesome site in Maine at Mountain View RV Park

Awesome view from our windshield

The beach below

Hand-carved chain, a gift from a new friend in Maine

It took him 5 hours to carve this from one piece of...

Zoomed view of a lobster boat in the bay

View

We are in the moose watch mode, have not seen one yet....

Campground Store

Dwinal

Dwinal's quarter pounder and cheese :-)

Dwinal


The drive to Maine was not nearly as scenic as the drive through Vermont. It was mostly interstate. We did start to see a lot of moose warning signs, that got me excited. I love seeing moose in the wild. Maine reminds me so much of Alaska.

We had booked a full hook up site with sewer and 50 amps. When we arrived, the campground host suggested we take a look at the sites. The full hook up sites are way away from the bay, the 30 amps with no sewer hook ups were right on the bay. It was a no-brainer for us, we chose the view.

The host also told us to not miss the awesome mussels washing up on the beach. She said when the tide goes out they are all over the rocks. Jerry went to check them out and had quite a few in only a few minutes. He met another camper from the park who was also collecting them for dinner. He had way too many for him and his wife, so he gave us a bunch too. He even did a demo of how to cook them for us.

You bring them to a boil and cook about eight mintues, or until they open. Once they are ready you add lots of pepper and dip them in butter. Jerry decided to use Old Bay seasoning to make them even better. It does not get any fresher than that. :-)

Our new friends from Maine also gave us a very special hand-carved gift. It is a chain with a ball and working pliers on the end. He worked on this masterpiece for over 5 hours. What a great gift from someone you just met. I am adding pictures so you can see this work of art.

We will be exploring the Schoodic Scenic Byway and Acadia National Park over the next few days. Check back later for more updates from Maine.

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