2018 Canada Trip travel blog


Today we were both up early because of adjusting to the time change. Unfortunately, there was no included breakfast. Oh, well.

We left about 10:00 to drive back up route 1 to the village of Hancock to the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, which we had passed yesterday advertising a yard sale with books.

First,we stopped at the rental office because I needed wifi. It is $15.00 for the week. Jean wanted to get the free newspaper (need those puzzles!). At the the church yard sale, I found a couple of books for the HMS Library collection and a puzzle of the picture that used to hang over the couch in my mom & dad's house growing up. They had a nice silent auction going on, but we didn't place any bids since we didn't know any of the vendors who donated gift certificates.

We then returned to the car and headed south on Route 1, going through downtown Ellsworth headed to the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockport. About 15 miles down the road the heavens opened up. I pulled over it was so bad. We didn't want to be outside in the on/off thunderstorms, so we aborted going to Rockport and headed back to Ellsworth.

On the way down before the rain, we had passed a huge used bookstore and had commented we should stop on the way back. Well, we were on the way back, so we stopped at Big Chicken Barn Books & Antiques. The rain had stopped by the time we arrived. They have two floors in this 300 foot long chicken barn. The antiques are on the first floor, and on the second floor are books, magazines, old advertisement posters, etc. They boast over 150,000 books, and unlike the store in Calais yesterday, these were very well organized. I found one for the school library and a couple SF paperbacks for myself.

While in the Chicken Barn it had begun to pour again, so we walked around looking at the antiques. Apparently, you can rent a section and place your items on consignment. It was interesting walking through all of the "stores" and seeing what was for sale. Jean found things that she owns and was amazed at the asking price. I think she wants me to place things on eBay when I retire.

On the way back to the villa, we stopped at the local L.L. Bean outlet store. Jean didn't find what she wanted. I told her the main store in Freeport is where we need to look on our drive home.

We then picked-up a late lunch at Subway. Back at the villa, we relaxed, did the rest of the laundry, ate yesterday's leftovers for dinner, and read for the rest of the evening while it rained outside.



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