The trip to Maine Sunday was short but wet. I still think we may have gone up the wrong coast and wound up in Oregon. It has definitely rained more than not so far. We are in Saco, ME at Silver Springs Campground which is a very nice Passport America campground with full hookups, 50 amps and great cable. Verizon coverage is good and the satellite was easy from our site.
After setting up we took the short trip to Kennebunkport and just did some driving around and sightseeing. We first found Kennebunkport Beach and oohed and aahed over all of the prime real estate! We then found the Wedding Cake House
and then we even managed to find the President Bush compound he uses during the summer.
Monday we had a full day. We first went to the Maine Wildlife Park
which is a very nice park that takes in orphan and injured animals. The animals are spread out over a very large area. We walked about two miles just to see the animals. After that we headed for Freeport, ME to see L.L. Bean
where we were not really impressed. They have a huge store - one large square block, two stories - but most of it is clothes. We went there just to see it and to get a ceramic coated cast-iron pot but they didn't have any. Their camping equipment is mostly for the tenter or back-packer, not much for RVers. Then we went to Portland, ME to see quite a few items there. First was the Portland Observatory
, then to the Victoria Mansion
, and then on to the Neal Dow Memorial Home
, and a final stop at the Portland Head Light
lighthouse which is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and was the first one built after the passage of the Lighthouses Act in 1789. On the way back from the lighthouse, we went through a pretty ritzy, rural, residential area on Cape Elizabeth and, lo and behold, came upon a red fox alongside the road. It happened much to fast to get a picture.
We had worked up a slight case of starvation by then so we thought we would try a local favorite and went to Pat's Pizza
which turned out to be very good. We were both very hungry for pizza. We then stopped at a Sam's Club which was the first we had seen since leaving Florida and picked up enough paper products to last us through Canada. By the time we got home we were exhausted and decided to just stick around the campground Tuesday and watch a couple of movies AND of course get another LOBSTER for you know who. We are heading for Boothbay for one night Wednesday before heading way inland in the search for moose around Moosehead Lake.