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Jul 13, 2018 - Travel day to Calais, Maine

Friday the 13th, how lucky! We had the breakfast buffet at the Holiday Inn Express and returned to the room. We didn't want to leave too early, because we wanted to do an early dinner in the Bangor, Maine area. Our destination today is Calais, Maine which is right at the Canadian border. And, according to the AAA book and researching on Google and Yelp, Calais has a small population of about 3500, and no restaurants of note. We left about 9:00 and got on the interstate towards Bangor. Our first stop was the capitol building in Augusta. They...

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2018 Canada Trip

Jun 10, 2017 - Calais, ME

Short drive today to the Canadian border. Stayed overnight in Calais, ME - right across the river from St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The motel in town has 5 RV spots, two of which are full hookup. Inasmuch as I've spent nearly a week dry camping in a Walmart parking lot, I enjoyed having full time electric (vs having to run the genny) and I got to refill my all but empty water tank and empty my all but full black and grey water tanks. I've gotten the impression, despite all the pics I took of the bumps and bruises to my car, that I maybe...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Crossing into the USA

After leaving the ship in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, we drove to visit Hazel's aunt Clofee in Halifax, spending the night at a local Walmart. Aunt Fidèle is 85 and has lived in Halifax for many years. Asking how she'd been getting along, we learned that she'd won $100,000 in the Canadian lottery, so she was getting along very well. In Canada, lottery earnings are tax-free. With an early start the next morning we traveled the Trans-Canada highway to New Brunswick and beyond to the U.S. Border at Calais, Maine, arriving late in the...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Northern Maine

July 26 – Moving day and it is pouring rain again! We are moving further north to Robbinston, Maine. It is only a little over 100 miles, thank goodness because the rain continued for the whole trip and set up. Good day to catch up on mundane chores. July 27-The weather has cleared a little, but is still cloudy. We drove up to Calais, Maine, which is right on the border of Maine and New Brunswick – a lot of people come over the border to Maine to shop – although the only place to shop is Walmart and Shop and Save, but things are more...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Ste Croix Island

In daylight, Keene’s Lake Family Campground proved to be an attractive, well-kept place, sited on the shores of a clear, warm freshwater lake. We enjoyed the blueberry pancakes the hosts prepared in the morning, and the girls and *both* dogs enjoyed swimming before we left. Mayzie was very entertaining, as she experienced deep water on her own terms for the first time. Given her reaction, she LOVED it! On the way out of the campground, we spotted an expanse of water/rock beach, as it was approaching low tide. The sign at the entrance to the...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Day 10 Freeport ME to Calais ME

Packed up the trailer from 2nd day of camping and believe all systems are a go as long as the temperature cooperates, didn't bring along an air conditioner. Headed out from camp and followed route 1 through some really neat coastal towns. Drove down to some fishing harbors, neat seeing all the commercial fishing boats with all the traps stacked along the roadways. Weather was great, skies were a deep awesome blue. We were in some long deserted roads as the darkness fell upon us, a little concerned as the deer crossing signs had another sign...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Back at Uncle Wally's on the border

Today we re-traced our travel back through Nova Soctia and New Brunswick. We stopped at the money exchange in the border town of St. Stephen, to convert our unspent Canadian dollars back to U.S. dollars. While the exchange is close to even, we did lose a bit converting back. Why does it always seem to be that way? Next was presentation to the U.S. Customs agent. A very amiable young man with a nice smile, but that didn't stop him from confiscating our potatoes and a couple of other items in the refrigerator. He apologized while he was...

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Dream On

Jun 26, 2012 - Getting close to Canada

Tuesday we ambled up the southern coast of Maine on Highway 1, although there were so many trees we rarely saw the coast. We ended up a few miles from the Canada border at a Passport park where we will spend the night and head across the border tomorrow. The temperature has been perfect the past week – in the 70s/80s during the day and down into the low 60s at night. It rained all night last night, but it was a slow, soothing rain. It’s cool here tonight – Sandy and Diana are talking about buying an electric heater. Rachael has been...

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Barb's Retirement

Jun 12, 2012 - An evening with Uncle Wally

Tonight was just an overnighter, so Uncle Wally's was a good place to land. Our newest friends, Jeff & Margaret were already set up when we arrived late in the afternoon. For a Walmart, this was a great spot. Since this is a small town, it is not a Super Center and the store closes at night, so it was quiet. Where we were parked was almost like a park, with trees and away from the major parking area. Very nice. After we got settled in, we went out to a local eatery, Yancey's, and Jeff proposed a toast to our new friendship. Then we drove...

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Dream On

May 30, 2012 - Coast of Maine

Well...we have found another incredibly beautiful coastline....fresh lobster, clams...harbors and fishing fleets...hidden coves and everything is so green! Highlights: Jump to full entry

Jul 19, 2010 - Crossing the Border

We crossed the border into Canada at Calais, ME into St. Stephen, NB. No problems at the border. Show your passport and answer a few questions and you’re on your way. As you leave the Customs gate, there is a big sign proclaiming St. Stephan is the home of Don Sweeney, Boston Bruin and Dallas Star. We’re in hockey country. As we were driving up New Brunswick Highway 1, we heard a loud crack and saw a star form on the lower part of the windshield, by the time we had gone a couple of miles, there were 2 cracks about 12 inches long. I need to...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Atlanticade

June 30 Set up in Bob Lyon's tow yard with power. Crossed border twice on bike ride to St Andrews. Took the long way there lol. Had lunch in Machias at local diner with a lunch counter don't see them anymore, got fish and chips fix. Home made dessert, cream puffs the size of dinner plates yum. Wx much cooler along the coast nice for sleeping. Free wifi from someone local here. We declared 3 Timmies at the border crossing the agent had a good laugh Jul 1 Off to St Andrews again to meet Randi's painter. Got the requisite soovie shirts and...

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Nascar Adventure

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