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Jun 9, 2018 - Rockport, Maine

Sat., June 9th – Today we explored Camden, Rockport, and Rockland. Camden State Park was our first stop with the most magnificent views of the city from the top of the park. After driving back to the harbor and walking the downtown area, we moved on to Rockport Harbor. Then Carla and I braved the long windy walk on the nearly mile long jetty to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The highlight of this gorgeous, summerlike day was our lunch stop in Rockland at Claws. I think we found the ultimate lobster roll in this unique seafood shack by the...

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Jul 25, 2014 - End of the Road

Today is a beautiful day. It's in the mid 70's with lots of sunshine. Cindy and I were setting around the campsite and a small breeze came by and Cindy got goose bumps on her arm.Then I hear from our good friend Mary that it's hot down south, real hot. So I guess that we should be thankful for the good weather that we are having. We have seen some sights here. Like the bath tub with the lobsters in it, or the seals that we saw on the puffin cruise we took. But just when you think you have seen everything. Along comes a man walking a cat on...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Winding down

Well we are heading into the last week up here. The weather is nice and everything is going well. We have enjoyed the fires that we make here. Two of Cindy's cousins and our good friends, got us some camping equipment for a wedding present. We have been enjoying them, seems like every time we camp we use some of the things they got us. The one shown here is a Mountain Pie Iron. Now for those of you that don't know what a mountain pie is. It's like a pizza hot pocket. You can also use pie filling like apple or blueberry to make pies like...

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Jul 18, 2014 - Camden Hills State Park

We have passed by the wood piles several times going to get supplies. I wondered about all the lumber piled up, who cut it and what did they do with it. The Camden Hills State Park is a vast 5,700-acre park where people can hike on some 30 miles of trails. It's a huge effort to keep the trails maintained and free from falling trees. The people working at the park put in many hours cutting wood. They cut,split,let dry,and bundle around 35 cords of wook each year. A cord of wood is wood piled 4 feet wide,4 feet high, and 8 feet long. This is...

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May 18, 2014 - Camden, Maine

Well we awoke the other morning to a beautiful day. It was going up into the 70's so we decided to do some local sightseeing. From Mt Battie in Camden Hills State Park you get a great overview of Camden and it's harbor. We took the dog and went downtown Camden to see the harbor with all the ships, shops, and all the sights. It was a great time. They have 8 crosswalks in town so you have to drive real slow and watch out for pedestrians. It was nice to see that they allow free parking on the side of the streets for two hours. On the side...

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May 10, 2014 - Camden Hills State Park

We have finally made it to Maine. We stopped in Western Pennyslvania and had a great time visiting the family. Our one granddaughter had us over for Easter, and it was nice to spend some time with all the family, grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. We had time to do some photography and spent several days out shooting. We saw several covered bridges and one that you can still drive through. We got to see some kayaker's in Ohiopyle. We got to visit some of Cindy's aunts and uncles also which was nice. Then we headed North. Stopping...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Another state added

We're adding Maine to our state map since we arrived yesterday after a hot six hour drive from Portsmouth, RI. Traffic was crazy on 128 around Boston...so what else is new?? But once out of that it wasn't bad...just very warm, even for Maine. We arrived here about 4:00 PM. The campground is just outside the village of Camden, a quaint Maine spot with a variety of shops, cafe's, and beautifully restored homes. The harbor is jammed with sailboats of every size and shape, large charter boats, and the traditional Maine fishing boats. We are...

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Sep 25, 2007 - Camden Hills National Park

Another spectacular little town, Camden Hills, along the coast of Maine. The state park was in the hills but only 1 mile outside of town. We spent a couple days cycling in and out of town and along country roads. In the evening, we took in the local flavor at pubs AND, finally experienced our first Maine-lobster dinner. I have to say though, the fresh crab claws we're even better than the lobster. On a side bike ride, Tom stopped at an apple orchard where he bought the freshest apple he had ever eaten. Talking to a seasonal worker, he...

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