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Aug 13, 2015 - Alfred, Maine

Alfred is the shire town, which I’m assuming means seat, of York County. It’s a rural town with a village center which serves as the commercial area. There are historic homes in the village but none open to the public that I know of. Settlement in the area began in 1770. A Shaker religious community started here in 1783 but I can't find any more information on it, just a couple of pictures. I wonder what happened to it? I don't believe that religion exists anymore. Its current population is 3,019 if no one died or was born this week. Alfred...

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Aug 12, 2015 - Cape Elizabeth

When we were in Maine in 2013 we were on a lighthouse quest. I bought a book and had them marked on the map, and almost every day we’d go to see at least one. Some were easy to find and accessible and some we had to really search for. Some we stumbled upon and some we could see in the distance but they weren’t accessible without a boat. Sometimes we got lost! This trip we’ve seen two new ones, for us. The East Point Light in Gloucester, Mass and the Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland which we stumbled upon today. Today we took a...

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Aug 7, 2015 - Gloucester, Mass

Its gorgeous here today, right now at noon the temperature is 75 degrees. Its bright and sunny with a little breeze. For the first time this trip we’re able to have the windows open during the day. The RV Doctor is here right now replacing the covers on two of our slides so no more worries about rain seeping in! We had a long day yesterday sightseeing. We drove 90 miles south to Gloucester, MA. I had memories of visiting there when my daughter lived in Boston and remembered it as a small, quaint fishing village like many others in this...

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Aug 5, 2015 - Making a Choice and Forging On

I have more bad news to report and I’m really sorry to do so, but as my sister-in-law suggested, this is a journal so I have to report the bad along with the good. We drove for two hard days to New Hampshire stopping overnight in a small campground way off of I-88. It was ok, quiet and peaceful which is what we needed then. When we arrived at Camping World in Chichester under the assumption that they were going to order the heatpump for us and install it in 7 to 10 days, we learned that they would not accept the diagnosis of the Camping...

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Jun 18, 2014 - Alfred, Me

Last night we were awakened to thunder, high winds and lightning. At the first wind gust Margaret remembered that the awning was out. She got up to close it and before she got back to bed the rain came down in torrents. It lasted what seemed like an hour. This morning we left the campground at 9:40 heading for Alfred, Maine. As we left the campground there was a school house on the left that was built in 1828 We continued along the Mohawk Trail with the Deerfield River to the side. The Mohawk Trail is one of the oldest designated tourist...

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Jul 5, 2013 - More From Maine

Fascinating fact: It’s much hotter in Maine than Florida! We have been broiling today, the temperature is in the mid-nineties, and the campground is full and can’t keep up with the power load so we had no AC most of the day. We put up with it as long as we could then Marvin finally turned on the generator. Oh what a relief when the coach began to cool down. Mostly to get out of the heat we drove into Sanford, a larger town 5 miles from here, to search for live lobsters. We ended up at the supermarket and got them for $5.99 a pound including...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Lighthouses and Loons

Fascinating Fact: Maine has 3,500 miles of shoreline, 5,000 if you include islands. The shoreline is made up of sandy beaches, rocky peninsulas, boat filled harbors, steep cliffs and is dotted with numerous lighthouses. Some lighthouses are located on islands, some on rocky ledges offshore and some on the tips of the peninsulas. Sunday was the first really sunny day since we arrived so we took advantage of it and drove up to Cape Elizabeth which is southeast of Portland. Cape Elizabeth was named by Capt. John Smith in 1615 and the original...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Somewhere in Maine

Thursday, June 27 We left Lake George Tuesday and drove across Vermont and New Hampshire to Alfred, Maine. It occurred to us that we needed to make reservations somewhere through the week-end after the Fourth so we ended up here. The RV parks we called on the coast were already booked so that’s why we’re 15 miles inland which we don’t mind; it’s very quiet here and an easy drive in. We’re at Walnut Grove RV Park which has really large sites and mostly permanents but very neat and well kept. Right now there is hardly anyone here but I’m sure...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Tour to Portland

Tim and Gail showed us a wonderful time in Maine. They took us for a tour of Portland, an old port city. The old port area is really neat. It has many small shops and old brick and cobblestone roads. We spent several hours walking the port area, exploring many small shops. We saw a cruise ship docked, so Glenna got a lot closer to a cruise. Tim treated us at Dimillo’s Floating Restaurant. We had a delicious meal and a great view of the port. We enjoyed the New England Rally. We renewed some old friendships and met some new. We move on to...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Franconian Notch and on to Maine

Today we drove south through the White Mountains. We arrived at Cannon Mountain and rode the Aerial Tram up the mountain. It was a little foggy, but the views were beautiful. We had a picnic lunch at the base of the mountain, before continuing south and east toward Alfred, Maine. We spent most of the day on two lane roads. The many small towns and scenery were beautiful. The trees are just starting to show their colours. We arrived in Alfred and found the Walnut Grove Campground. There are about a dozen rigs from the New England Carriage...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Cape Neddick and York, ME

Friday morning was hot but thought just maybe if we headed toward the shore it my be cooler....NOT! It was HOT....before we got home is was a 103*! We had three things on our bucket list today and we did all three of them. The first was to visit Cape Neddick and see the "Nubble Lighthouse". It was just as pretty as I remembered it. We spent a little time here viewing the lighthouse and talking with 2 couples from New Hampshire who gave us some information about what to see and eat in Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME. We took pictures of...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Biddeford Pool, ME and More

So Thursday morning we were up and out the door trying to beat the heat....it was already near 90 by 10 AM. We headed toward Biddeford Pool, ME....why?...Well, 20 years ago Tom and I made a trip to Maine for 3 weeks with my parents in the Airstream. One of our favorite places was Biddeford Pool and a restaurant called Hatties. We always wandered if it was still there. Now Biddeford Pool is off the beaten path...away from all the crowds....mostly summer locals....narrow road ways.....private beach....beautiful views....the road to Biddeford...

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