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Sep 9, 2019 - Hurricane Dorian sends us back to the States

Hurricane Dorian put a bit of a damper on our trip. The hurricane came pretty close to us but by Florida standards it wasn't bad at all. I would guess we had winds in the 50 to 60 mph range, but I had us tucked in a nice safe place. Nova Scotia on the other hand is not at all prepared for this kind of weather. They had practically no property damage, but the power grid is a mess. They have power lines down everywhere with no prediction of when power will be restored in many areas. As we were driving out, we noticed that they don't do any...

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Jul 13, 2019 - Pumpkin Patch Resort

Yesterday morning we left the Boston Minuteman Campground heading to the Pumpkin Patch RV Park in Bangor, Maine. Overnight the park was drenched with rain but by the time we got ready to leave the rain had stopped. There were some very light showers during the trip but once we got into Maine the rain stopped. The sky was overcast but the closer we got to Bangor the overcast began to clear and by the time we got to the campground the sun was out. Ross had ordered an HDMI repeater from Amazon that was shipped to the Pumpkin Patch and arrived...

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Aug 11, 2018 - A Day Trip to Belfast

Belfast is located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary on Belfast Bay and Penobscot Bay. It is about 30+ miles south (and slightly west) of Bangor. The drive was through the countryside and very lovely. "Belfast was first settled in 1770, by a group of Scots-Irish, they named the town Belfast after Belfast Ireland. During the mid 1800's it developed into a ship building center, producing hundreds of three to five masted schooners. The ship builders prospered and built the many wonderful historic homes and mansions in the...

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Aug 10, 2018 - Day Trip to Greenville, Maine

"Greenville, Maine is located on Moosehead Lake—the state's largest lake, at 40 miles long and 20 miles wide." Greenville is about 70 miles north of Bangor. The drive was lovely as we passed through small rural towns. Speed limits reduced to 45, then 35, then 25 as we approached these towns. Some of them had quaint shopping areas, and some had beautiful homes lining the streets. A stop in Dover Foxcroft gave us the opportunity to view a small dam on the Piscataquis River. "This is a place where you will see abundant wildlife from whitetail...

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Aug 9, 2018 - Maine's Forest and Logging Museum

"In the mid 1950’s a group of enthusiastic volunteers, mostly associated with tforestry, proposed the establishment of a museum to preserve and portray the history of the logging and lumbering industries in Maine. As an “outdoor museum”, this proposal would create a unique and innovative way to educate people of all ages about Maine’s forest heritage. Eastern Maine had been built on logging and lumbering, and there was nothing to portray that part of our history other than a statue of Paul Bunyon in Bangor. During the next decade,...

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Aug 8, 2018 - Bangor, Maine

Since we had a relatively short drive of 120 miles today, we were in no big hurry to depart. LOVE mornings like this! We were on the road by 10:30 and traveled south on I-95. About 45 minutes later, the Tire Trekker monitor sounded a "rapid pressure loss" signal on a truck tire. Sure enough, we had a tire losing pressure through the valve stem. This is the second rear tire on the truck to do this. The other one occurred conveniently while parked in the campground last month. AAA had someone there shortly, and we were on our way by 12:10....

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Aug 4, 2018 - On The Move Again

We took a ride on the Schoonic Peninsula side of Acadia National Park. Then we left the Bar Harbor area and headed a little inland to Bangor. There we ran across a giant statue of Paul Bunyan. Our main interest in Bangor was to see Stephen King's house. Supposedly this is his actual residence. It sure looks like something he would live in. We weren't the only people hanging around taking pictures and I guess his neighbors wish he would move. From there we drove to Prospect to see the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory which is the tallest...

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Touring New England

Jul 10, 2018 - Bangor, Maine Day two

Tues., July 10th – Okay, so this area isn’t the most scenic of our journey. Nevertheless, we find ways to fill our days. We started with a really hearty breakfast at the Governor’s Restaurant recommended by the dealership where Bruce was getting his oil changed. It was a great choice. Our only touristy (not sure that’s a word) thing for today was a walk through Bangor’s Cole Land Transportation Museum. You know you’re getting old when you see vehicles on display you remember from your childhood….or better yet, one that came out the year...

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Jul 9, 2018 - Bangor, Maine

Sun., July 8th – Today was a travel day to Fredericton, New Brunswick. We’ll cross the border tomorrow. Mon., July 9th – We arrived in Bangor, Maine for a two night stop to catch our breath from our travels. After researching the highlights of the city, we took the afternoon to do our own self-guided tour. We started with an early dinner at the Eagle’s Nest in Brewer, a local dive known for its lobster rolls. I think I’ve finally had my fill of lobster on this trip, and I must say, Claws of Rockland still ranks number #1! We then found our...

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Jul 4, 2018 - Pumpkin Patch

July 1 We hung around Narrows Too until 11:00 so that the DVR could record Farheed Zakariah. The total distance to Pumpkin Patch was under 40 miles. But, aided by a fuel and lunch stop, we managed to not arrive until check-in time at 1:00. We are set up in a nice satellite-friendly full-hookup, pull-thru site. We caught some dinner at the Anchor Restaurant that specializes in sea food. It is a friendly place with decent food at mid-level prices. We will be here until Friday, July 6. July 4 It has been above 90 degrees for the last three...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Bangor Maine

We had a very secluded spot near Dixville last night. It rained hard most of the night. I am surprised how the sound of it was about driving me nuts. Not relaxing at all hitting the roof. I cooked breakfast and we were off- Maine today. The colors were unbelievable and look so fake. We were back on Highway 2. The roads were good but narrow and very windy up and down the hills. We were at about 1400 elevation. Went thru many little farming communities. They have the hugest houses and barns. All very well kept. Drove into Maine and it is...

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Our trip east.

Aug 14, 2017 - Bangor

The tag axle tire is leaking. We stopped at a tire place near Concord on our way out of Epsom to get them to look at it. They found a defective valve stem and we were on our way to Bangor. The tire place had an RV there ahead of us, Strahan Tire. Good to know there was a place close who could work on the tire. We are at Pumpkin Patch RV park for 2 nights. They have a Sams Club and we are loading up for Canada. Then the A/C in the bedroom quit. It's the thermostat and Ray we had already contacted M&M Electronics because the sensor for the...

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