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Sep 1, 2019 - Bar Harbor, Maine

Sept. 1, 2019 - Crossed the border into Maine, by 9:00. No one ahead of us when we got to the border, so thought we'd be done in no time. Unfortunately got tagged for a random agricultural inspection. No issues but we wound up spending 1/2 hour at the border, while they took their time and check out the rv. Even made us open the slides. I think they were having a slow day!!! Stopped at Houlton, Maine at the renowned Marden's store!!! Was dissappointed, had heard so much about it and found it was really only a giant liquidation store. They...

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Aug 5, 2019 - Arriving at Acadia National Park

Got a jump on things today. Original plan was to just get here early afternoon and drive the Park Loop Road. But yesterday realized I could probably make the 2:00 bus tour that was on the itinerary for 10 tomorrow. Worked out well, stopped at my hotel which was on the way in towards Bar Harbor, checked in, and jump on one of the free buses, getting into town around one. After buying my ticket had some lunch and was back getting on the bus at a quarter of 2. Tour was 2½ hours and had 3 stops. Cadillac Mountain, Sieur de Monts Nature Center,...

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New England 2019

Sep 20, 2018 - Bar Harbor, ME

Awoke to sunshine in the 50’s. Discovered our inverter won’t work so turned on the generator to make coffee. The park has very nice inter-island bus service sponsored by L.L.Bean. Is very handy and free. Rather than drive yourself, you could probably take a series of buses to see the whole park, Bar Harbor and nearby Trenton. It was a 20-minute ride into Bar Harbor. We arrived about 10:00. A Crystal cruise also had anchored. Lovely day to walk the streets and the shore path which hugs the water with views of stately old mansions. Many T...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Campobello Island, NB to Bar Harbor, Me

September 19, 2018 Escaped much rain last night and just a slight mist as we head to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. In 2013 we drove Hwy 9 south but this time we took Hwy 1 which reminds us of Alaskan roads. Very bumpy and lots of construction. We also gained an hour when we moved from the Atlantic to Eastern time zone. Arrived in Bar Harbor around 11:30, did some grocery shopping and had lunch at Jordan’s Blueberry Diner which looked to have been around for years. Very fast services and good, plentiful food. Bob had a scallop and...

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Aug 6, 2018 - Little Cranberry Island and Whale Watching

August 4, Saturday We took the “Islesford Scenic and Historic Cruise” put on by the National Park Rangers and one of the commercial boats in the area. We left camp at 7:20 am on the Island Adventure Bus and changed buses at the Village Green headed for NE Harbor Pier. Since we had a 45 minute wait we walked to the nearby Morning Glory Bakery and enjoyed a blueberry muffin and cranberry fruit bar while we waited. It was very quiet and somewhat foggy as we waited to board our 64 person motor boat. Upon boarding we were offered blankets to sit...

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Aug 3, 2018 - Bar Harbor Maine

July 31 Traveled from Brunswick to Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor ME 150 miles Cloudy and rainy We are staying at Hadley Point RV Park on Mt.Desert Island / Acadia National Park Our first night we took the bus into Bar Harbor for some window shopping and an Ice Cream treat. L L Bean sponsors busses for ease of transportation on the island. Summer months are so busy parking can be a real problem. We have a bus stop right in the park, it will take us to the The Visitor Center or Village Green in Bar Harbor, the hub for all buses. From the...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Going Home

July 15 – Going Home We got up at 5:30 and were out the gate at 6:30 and arrived home at 1 PM. The US border person asked about our trip including Cabot Trail. Kathleen responded that it was boring. He asked if we had any animals and we responded “Yes, a paraplegic Corgy. He had to see Martha and the inside so he came into the RV. He asked if I was a Vietnam veteran and welcomed me home – a nice gesture.

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Jun 30, 2018 - Bar Harbor Protest

June 30 Yesterday was a rain day and provided a nice respite to recharge. Today we took the 10:00 am bus to the Village Green in Bar Harbor to participate in a rally against the Trump administration’s Mexican Border policies. The rally lasted about an hour and had a couple hundred people in attendance. After the rally we hopped on the #3 bus to Sand Beach and walked from there to a little past Thunder Hole on the Ocean Path that we have traversed on previous visits to Acadia. My arthritic knee can do two to three miles with the help of the...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Acadia National Park, Boat Trip

We started our morning by taking a 3 hour boat trip of bays and the coastline of the islands of Acadia. We left from Northeast Harbor. We went to the island of Cranberry. Here the park service has a small museum called Isleford Historical Museum. It speaks about the island and history of the island. The folks here have to take a ferry to get groceries and supplies. We stopped by the post office and bought some homemade Rheubard Cake. The money that is raised, goes toward the locals teaching the children how to build wooden pulling row...

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Jun 12, 2018 - travel to Bar Harbor

Up early to head for Bar Harbor. This was a short drive, a couple of hours. Once we arrived at Narrows Too Campground, we headed for Bar Harbor. We walked around town determine what we wanted to see for the next couple of days. First we walked across the natural ocean floor at low tide to Bar Island. It is part of Acadia National Park with many trails, the most interesting part is it is only accessible when it is low tide. The walk way is under the sea at high tide. We enjoyed walking around town looking at the architecture of the buildings.

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Jun 10, 2018 - En route to Bar Harbor

Sun., June 10th – It was only a 70 mile drive along Route 1 from Rockport to our next 3 nights stop in Mt. Desert Narrows Resort near Bar Harbor. Along the way, we toured the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, riding the elevator up to the observatory that towers 447’ above the bridge. It’s the only bridge observatory in the US and 1 of only 4 in the world! Included in our stop was a tour of Fort Knox, built in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River valley. So glad Bruce knew about this neat place to visit.

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Oct 22, 2017 - Day 5, Wednesday, October 11

Day 5, Wednesday, October 11 OK. Let’s just get it out in the open. I now have a Medicare card. Surprised? Me too. For the most part, I’m fine with turning 65, but it does shoot the hell out of my self-image as a middle aged man. Sure, the senior discounts help soothe the psychic pain, but I still think of senior citizens as other people, older than me of course. I’m hoping I get over it after a few more well-chosen early bird dinner specials. Since it was my birthday and all, Johnny made sure I knew that I could call the shots on...

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