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Oct 10, 2016 - Augusta, Maine

I decided to continue in shorts as the forecast was for good weather. I forgot that we were to drive up Washington Mountain - 6,288 feet. The temperature was -5.5C and there was a wind... Everything above the treeline was covered in frost. There was hot chocolate at the summit, though, and the views were stunning - mountain slopes covered in all the glory of the fall foliage, amazing vivid colours. Since we didn't spend long taking photos and the rest of the day was not cold my decision regarding attire was, on balance, justified.The drives...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Just getting started

So, we have been on the road two days now - we made it to Winchester, Virginia yesterday after an 11-1/2 hour drive. Today we were on the road for 10 hours. We made it to Cookeville, Tennessee. It occurred to me yesterday that I have never been South of Hartford except in the winter months when we go to Florida. I was amazed at how green everything is because I only see it in the winter when it's brown and there are no leaves on the trees. Today we drove through the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Skyline - John said we took part...

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Pierces Head West

Jun 8, 2013 - Augusta, ME

Our little caravan moved forward to Augusta,Maine. Doug and Terry felt left out because they had not had any RV problems so they decided to have a leaky gray water hose that they noticed once they were on the road. This was repaired at a rest area by Doug and tail ender Clarence and we were back on the road again. When we arrived at the campground we found the part for our step had arrived. No more red neck step! We are now dry camping in a Sam's lot and have 10 of the 11 coaches gathered together. We had a nice drive through the Maine...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Sam's Club, Augusta, Maine

It rained all last night and this morning. We are getting the storm Andrea. While we waited for the rest of the caravan group to arrive, Doug and I went to the Downtown Cafe' on Main Street in Augusta for breakfast. I have an app on my phone called Roadside America that lists unusual things to see in the area. After breakfast, we found the statue of America's Little Ambassador. In 1982, ten year old Samantha Smith wrote to the Soviet Union urging peace. She became an instant role model, then a celebrity, and then died in a plane crash three...

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Jun 7, 2013 - 3rd Day - Augusta, Maine

Today we only drove 17 miles to the Sam's Club parking lot in Augusta, Maine where every one on the Yankee RV Caravan will meet up. There was eleven of us that went out to dinner at the Red Barn Restaurant. We celebrated our anniversary by having our seafood dinner.

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Oct 13, 2012 - Day 90 - Augusta, Maine

We went into Augusta today to check out info on phones and internet services in the States. The computer is still downloading GPS info, still 56 hours remaining. At Radio Shack found some very interesting information about "Jetpacks" that produce our own private WiFi site for $60 month for 10 GB of data for up to 5 devices, $130 to buy, no contracts. After much discussion and going to Verizon store to compare, and back to Radio Shack to buy. We now have internet service wherever, whenever we want. Will still use WiFi when available to...

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The Wandering Nunns

Oct 12, 2012 - Day 89 - into the USA

We left Moncton at 8:20 am. We drove another scenic route in the rain to the border crossing at McAdam. We crossed without any real questions and continued on our way. At one point we both jumped, thinking that we had a rock to the windshield. What was there was a large green spot, about the size of a softball. Garry laughed and said he had seen a flock of Canada Geese going over. I guess they didn't think we should leave Canada. I hope it is not an omen. When Garry commented about it on Facebook, Carole Duff said it was good luck in...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 20, 2011 - Day 40: Back to the USA

We said good-bye to Canada about 12:30 when we reached the USA-Canada border. The traffic was bad; it took about 30 minutes for us to get through. The border guard took the clementines and tomatoes from our refrigerator - you can't bring fresh fruits or vegetables into the US. Strange. Especially since he left the cherries and the lettuce! Oh well... Our plans were to drive to Bangor and stay in Wal-Mart; however, Ralph was all for driving on so we headed to Augusta. And that's where we stayed.

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Jun 3, 2011 - Augusta, ME

From now until July 5 Clarence and I will be working as the "tailenders" . There will be 15 RVs touring the Mari-time Provinces in Canada. The Wagon Master will lead us and we will assist him. We will help out if anyone has a problem and follow the caravan to make sure that everyone arrives at the next destination. We have been on 3 organized tours but this is our first "working" caravan. The tour actually begins on Monday in Canada. However, those who wish are joining us in Augusta today or tomorrow and we will cross the border together....

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Aug 26, 2010 - Augusta, Maine

8/26 In 146 miles (US1, SR3, I-95) we stayed at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Augusta, Maine. While there we visited the Capitol building for Maine. The “State House” was completed in 1832 and then rebuilt and made to its current size in 1910. The tour guide was not there but we did get an informal tour of the two houses.

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Jul 10, 2010 - Wal-Mart, Augusta, ME

Today is moving day. Got up at 7:30 a.m. to prepare the RV for traveling, prepare sandwiches for lunch and to have a leisurely breakfast. We left Hanscom FamCamp MA, at 9:30 a.m. making our way up to Maine. It is a 7-8 hour drive to our next destination which is Great Pond Navy Adventure Center, ME. It is in a remote area about an hour drive north of Bangor. We decided to split this drive in 2 days and stop at a Wal-Mart for an overnight rest. We reached Augusta (capital city), ME about 3 p.m. and found Super Wal-Mart right off the highway...

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Jun 8, 2010 - Leaving Augusta, ME

We spent two nice days, relaxing and visiting with Aaron and his family. We actually spent one afternoon sleeping on their couch, so I guess we really needed a travel break. We had a good time catching up with them again and seeing how Caleb has grown. He is only 5 and 51 inches tall, a regular string bean. He is going to be one tall man. I always wish I were a little closer so I could visit more often. These annual visits are too far apart. One day it poured, so we played Monopoly. I haven't played that for a hundred years. It sure brought...

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