2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Saco, ME - Silver Springs Campground - Site 10

Saco, ME - Silver Springs Campground - Site 10, another view

The Red Maples still haven't started turning green yet

Maine Wildlife Park 1 - a couple of whitetails

Maine Wildlife Park 2 - a gobbler on the outside trying to...

Maine Wildlife Park 3 - raccoon

Maine Wildlife Park 4 - a fisher

Maine Wildlife Park 5 - a white porcuppine

Maine Wildlife Park 6 - even the trail at the zoo had...

Maine Wildlife Park 7 - a big bull just relaxing

Maine Wildlife Park 8 - another shot of his velvet covered horns

Maine Wildlife Park 9 - some pink Lupine

Maine Wildlife Park 10 - a grey fox

Maine Wildlife Park 11 - you will not see pansies this time...

Maine Wildlife Park 12 - multi-colored Lupine

L.L. Bean Retail Store in Freeport, ME

L.L. Bean Retail Store from around the corner

Downtown Portland

A colorful home in Portland

A funny name for a bread shop

The Portland Observatory built in 1807

The Victoria Mansion built in 1858

The Neal Dow Memorial House in Portland - check out all the...

The Wedding Cake House in Portland - too many trees to get...

The Wedding Cake House, another view

The Wedding Cake House, on one end

The Wedding Cake House, some of the detail

The Wedding Cake House, the spires and detail of the end

The Wedding Cake House, the walkway to the garage

The Portland Head Light located on Fort Williams on Cape Elizabeth has...

Another view of the Portland Head Light - you can see the...

And another view with the light revolving

The backside of the Portland Head Light quarters

The Portland Head Light from below

The historic plaque

Some of the Maine shoreline

Kennebunkport Beach has a few surfers, even on a cold dreary day...

One very colorful, very expensive piece of real estate in Kennebunkport

Some nice places on a point of land

Guess whose house this is - - - - - - yep,...

A shot of the whole compound

You can see all three floors from this shot, even the Texas...


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.

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