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Jul 25, 2017 - Boothbay, Maine

Our stay in Boothbay has been fairly quiet. We have taken several rides into many of the small villages along the coast to enjoy the beauty of the rugged Maine coast. A few highlights and interesting points: 1. We found a doctor to give Stephanie a shot in her knee which drastically reduced the pain. Interestingly, he did an internship in Birmingham and was there about the time we lived there, and he was an orthopedist for the Auburn University football team. 2. Red's Eats is a small “Lobster Pound” in Wiscasset, ME, and it seems to be the...

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New York and Maine

Jul 1, 2017 - Vermont and New Hampshire

Well, we made it to the Maine Coast. We are now in Boothbay, ME. Since we left New York, we had stops in Burlington, VT and North Conway, NH. Our stop in Burlington was basically to visit with one of Bruce’s cousins. It was great to catch up and reminisce with Jack & Yve, and they served us two great meals! Crazy as it seems, Stephanie didn't know that lobster rolls and ham salad sandwiches are served on New England hot dog buns (split on the top) which are different than the buns in other parts of the country. While in Burlington, we also...

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New York and Maine

Aug 26, 2015 - Boothbay, Maine

Days 63-66 (21-25 August) Boothbay, Maine There was heavy fog when we got up Friday, August 21st, the start of our third month on the road. The trip from Old Orchard Beach to our next stop at Boothbay was short, 68 miles, so we waited for the fog to thin, left the RV Park at 9:15 am and stopped at Wal-Mart to pickup Brian’s eye medicine. The fog lifted some as we passed Portland, but the clouds were low. We stopped at Delorme (maker of the navigation software we use on a laptop in the truck) and purchased a new GPS unit that enables the...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Mid Coast Maine

July 19-Today we did some more driving around and went down yet another “finger”. There were several small villages with a few touristy shops. We looked at several harbors. Near the end of the day we found Popham Beach State Park, which had a real beach – it was very wide and looked like a real beach – just our luck, we finally find a beach and it is time to head for home and tomorrow we are moving to a different place. On the way home we stopped at Red’s in Wiscasset, famous for their lobster rolls – it is just a little walk-up stand, but...

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Jul 18, 2013 - More of Mid Coast Maine

July 18- You just never know what you are going to see when you are traveling. Most people have seen those white geese that people put on their porches and dress for holidays and such. Well right down the road from our RV park we saw a pig holding the mail box and she is dressed and has a wig! We even saw a book in town that was about dressing your pig – see the pictures. Another thing we noticed here is that the word “wicked” is used in all kinds of advertising – even the McDonald’s commercial says their coffee is “wicked awesome” – we...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Mid Coast Maine

July 15- This part of Maine is called Mid-Coast Maine, it is like many fingers pushing out into the Atlantic Ocean. US 1 follows along the top of all of the fingers and in order to visit the coastline you have to drive down each finger to get to the Point. As you drive through the forest there are glimpses of the water as you drive down to the seaside. When you get to the coast it is rugged, rocky with small sandy beaches interspersed between the rocks – not our idea of a beach but what passes as a beach in Maine. The first area we explored...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Run Forrest Run

We went to Church, stayed for the fellowship hour and had a wonderful time talking with folks. Then on to more adventures. First stop was a little fishing town a woman told us about in a recent campground. We were heading for Tenants Harbor but blew by it before we knew. We drove the scenic highway a few miles further until we came to Port Clyde ME. There was a sign for a light house and we went to investigate. It was a beauty and it was such a perfect weather day. Oh the splendor of the waves hitting the rocks surrounding the light. We...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Lighthouses and Seals

We were up really early since Bill had a root canal appointment in Portland, ME at 8:15am. It took a couple of hours then we headed back to Boothbay. Since the weather was rainy and foggy, we decided we would not be able to go on the Harbor Cruise that we had intended to take so we went looking for a place on land where we could get a view of Burnt Island Lighhouse. Try as we may we could not locate a spot. We stopped for lunch on Southport Island and had some good clam chownder and a ceasar salad (soft stuff for the sore tooth). By the...

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New England Trip

Aug 14, 2012 - Wiscasset

This morning Bill had a toothache so we got an afternoon appointment in Boothbay Harbor and visited Wiscasset in the morning. Since we had not taken any pictures at the Musical Wonder House, we stopped there and were generously allowed to take all that we wanted. Then we toured around Wiscasset which calls itself the "Prettiest town in Maine". It sits on the Sheepscot River and still seems to be a fishing village. In the center of town is a shack called Reds Eats which, from the time it opens around 11:00am has a line around the corner....

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New England Trip

Aug 13, 2012 - Camden and Rockport

Today we headed across Highway 1 and up the coast. We stopped at Rockport first and drove down to its harbor which was very pretty. Just a little further up the coast we stopped at Camden. It is a much larger town with a bigger harbor. We walked along the harbor edge and found ducks and cormorants fishing along the shore. There was a waterfall cascading down to the harbor from the town above. A statue was in a park by the harbor. We had seen this same statue of soldier which was a memorial to those lost in the "War of Rebellion". We had...

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New England Trip

Aug 12, 2012 - Puffin Watch

Today we headed out early on a Puffin Watch. Unfortunately, it was a foggy, cloudy day with intermittent rain, so while we saw some dark shapes we were told were Puffin, it was not possible to get a good look or a good photo. Most of the Puffin were floating or flying and they fly at about 50mph so it would be difficult on a clear day to get a picture. We did see gulls and cormorants and the island is quite picturesque. When we got back to port, we had lunch at the Tugboat Inn. We had their lobster special (Bill 2 for $15 and Sue 1 for...

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Aug 10, 2012 - LL Bean and Music Boxes

We headed to Freeport today to visit L.L. Bean. Our first stop was lunch at Jameson Tavern where we had some great lobster stew and bought some delicious deli mustard. After lunch, we crossed the street to the L.L. Bean flagship store. Since the mid 1950's the store has been open 24 hours a day 365 days per year. The store covers a whole block and is three stories. We wandered through most of the store and made a few purchases then headed out. On our way back, we stopped in Wiscasset to tour the Musical Wonder House. It is a music box...

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