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Oct 6, 2014 - Camden, Maine

After visiting Maine-ly Maine we headed off to another favorite place in Maine, the town of Camden and Mount Battie State Park. We first wandered through town and then had lunch at Cappy's Chowder House. I had an unusual sandwich - a Haddock Rueben sandwich. It was different but not something I'd want on a continual basis! Then we stopped into a few stores along the main street. The fist one we walked into was an Art Gallery called the Duck Trap Trading Company. We were wandering through a lot of art that was too rich for our blood. There...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Camden

October 3 Gorgeous morning. Went into town and had a very reasonable and good breakfast on the Mariner’s Grill deck overlooking the inlet. Bob had a blueberry pancake and I had the blueberry muffin. Both were full of blueberries! Instead of driving back to camp to hike we headed towards Rockland. I have been a fan of the Wyeth family art for most of my life. (During our last remodel I gave away my framed print of Christina’s world that I had since I was 14 and now very sorry that I did! The print I saw today was nowhere as good as what I...

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Oct 2, 2013 - Bar Harbor to Camden, ME

October 2 Another lovely morning! We have only 65 miles to travel today to Camden. At Prospect we stopped to visit the Penobscot Narrows and Bridge and Observatory. Opened in 2006 as a replacement to the Waldo-Hancock Bridge which was irreparable, it is the only bridge observatory in the US, only 1 of 4 bridge observatories in the world (others are in China, Thailand and Slovakia)and the tallest bridge observatory. The bridge was built from Mt. Waldo granite (as was part of the Washington Monument) and completed in 42 months which is...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Camden

We have a few weeks left. We did finally get our plane tickets and will be leaving Sept. 19, heading home to Longboat Key. The weather here is the best ever and we are soaking it up and giving ourselves lots of relaxing time. We'll be heading further northeast and try to visit some islands before we end the season. Many tourists will be gone and we will have a lot of this gorgeous country to ourselves. Thanks for staying with us. We enjoy putting this journal out there for friends and family. Oh, and BTW, we miss you all more than we can...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Airports and my sisters have to go home

Sadly, all good things must end. It is to be a LONG travel day for Linda and Patti, but Marlene, who loves to fly (not!), has to leave extra early, endure 7 hours of layovers and must then drive home from Sacramento after landing at 11PM. I picked her up at their hotel in town early and we drove to Augusta. No fog, so her flight was expected to be on time. On the way back to Camden, I picked up Topper. He seemed so surprised to see me that I think he thought he'd gotten lost and had new owners. We had a nice chat on the way back to pick up...

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Jul 12, 2013 - Day 2 of sailing

Another 6:30 morning of coffee, this time with gingerbread, and a chat with Marlene while we were waiting for the others to wake up. Oatmeal, muffins and fruit salad for breakfast and a leisurely sail back toward the mainland to participate in the Windjammer parade this afternoon at Rockland harbor. What a treat! Gus gave us a narrative of each windjammer we passed - its name, history, year built and current owner. He also had some pretty funny comments about their captains (must be competition between them...something about "his ego being...

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Jul 11, 2013 - First Day Sailing and a 60th Anniversary Celebration

Very early in the morning, I could hear footsteps on deck and banging in the galley, so when I also heard a little bell sound, I figured it must be 6:30 and time for coffee and pre-breakfast treats. Sure enough....I was the only one of the family up, but enjoyed what I thought was amazing cornbread and coffee as our captain, Gus, and Zack, cook and first mate, readied for our day. (not a husband-wife team as I'd expected....I think that team owns the boats) Later, I complimented Zack on his fabulous cornbread and he seemed crushed as he...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Sisters arrive and we board "Mistress"

Ah, the day is finally here! Patti, Marlene and Linda are due into Augusta airport at 10AM, so Mom, Dad, Topper and I were in the car by 7:30 for the hour drive and stop at the kennel. Poor Topper didn't know what happened….one minute he was straining to go outside when the kennel person opened the door and released his leash, and the next minute we were gone. :-( I knew he was in good hands, so after listening to phone voice messages from Marlene about the plane coming from Augusta to pick them up in Boston not being able get into or out...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Local wandering and the Lighthouse museum

Heat and humidity were replaced overnight, prompted by rain showers, with cooler, humid air. The locals seem much happier, we slept better, and by the weekend, we should have high 70s and drier air....perfect for a sail! After a yummy breakfast of pancakes and eggs, we went a few miles south to Rockland (not to be confused with Rockport where our RV park is) to see the Lighthouse museum. Very well done museum with lots of Fresnel lamp styles and sizes. Fresnel (pronounced fruh-nell)figured out how to take a single point of light and...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Off to Camden, Maine....ready for our sailing trip!

Today was a short 1 hour and 45 minute drive on a 2-lane highway, much of it along the coast and through small towns. We surprised ourselves by arriving here by noon (that's early!). All set up, a good walk for Topper and lunch....then we went into town to check out Camden. We found the public docks and managed to get one of the last parking spots (it's still the weekend)in the lot there. Such a beautiful harbor! After picking up more brochures and maps from the visitor center, we wandered along the dock and found the schooner we'll be...

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May 24, 2013 - Camden, Maine

We have moved to Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine. We have really run into a patch of drizzly, rainy weather. But, onward and upward . . .! The park is wooded and lovely, just across the highway from the ocean. There is a drive up Mount Battie which has a great scenic view of Camden harbor and the ocean. We had a great lunch at Graffam Brothers Restaurant on Camden Harbor. Delicious BLT with lobster salad. Outstanding!

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Sep 16, 2012 - Mainly Maine

We packed up early before the rain was scheduled to come and hit some on the road which was the first time we have seen rain while driving for a long time. We weren't in it for too long and that was good because our first stop was going to be an in and outdoors adventure. We took a two hour tour of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport ME. This consisted of 12 buildings with people in most to tell you about them. At one point in time Searsport had more ship captains then all other US ports combined. There were great artifacts and...

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