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Nov 2, 2011 - Visiting Fort Kent, Maine

During our time home, we were able to take a quick trip to "the ends of the earth" as Jim calls it. Fort Kent is WAY up top of Maine, by the Canadian border. We spend a fun couple days getting to know our new in-laws. Jim and Mike had fun fishing in his stocked trout pond! Fort Kent's claim to fame is the beginning of U.S. Route 1 which is called mile 0 (zero) and goes all the way down to Key West in Florida. A total of 2390 miles. The area is "old" Maine, everyone knows everyone (and everything), trusting of and caring for each other....

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Aug 10, 2009 - The Northern End of Rt One

Last year we went to Key West FL for St Patty's Day so Guinness could get drunk and get 0 Mile marker sticker on Rt 1. Now we are at the other end of Rt 1 but they don't have a 2209 Mile marker sticker because here they say this is the beginning of Rt 1. O well we came here anyway in the rain and muddy roads that are being worked on. We saw Ft Kent and learned about the boundary dispute and saw a old train station with a rail car that I think would be great fun to ride. I am staying at MY Brothers Place campground where Guinness can play in...

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Aug 4, 2009 - Fort Kent, ME (Chris)

(Our son Chris was not able to make it back for my Mom's funeral...this was written by him and read by Kelley at Mom's service) To My Mèmé, Long ago, rain fell on mud and became rock. This rock tumbled through rivers and streams, moving ever so elegantly, following the crests and shallows of the waves as it moved along, but never giving up on its journey. As it went, it left its mark on other rocks as it passed by, though every time it left its mark, a tiny piece of itself was left behind. Eventually it found itself a place to settle and...

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Jul 29, 2009 - Fort Kent, ME (Miranda)

(Written by Miranda Daigle – Mom’s granddaughter) Dora Alphonsine Bourgoin: Memere…. I don’t know where to start with this woman. She has been there for me for my whole life. When I was feeling blue, she would lift me off my feet and make me feel strong again. She loved cooking sweets and making meals for everyone. She looked after everyone else first before her. She was such a loving grandmother that everyone will miss. Memere was a grandmother that you could definitely count on. The things we will miss about her…EVERYTHING! She loved...

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Jul 28, 2009 - Day 48 - Fort Kent, ME (Mom)

Today: 0 Total: 11165 miles Dale: We lost our beautiful mother at 5:27 this afternoon. In many ways...it’s been an incredible journey for all of us. After nearly 7 weeks on the road, Denise and I arrived in Fort Kent at 9:45 last night…exhausted…but happy to see our mother and to be with our family. Most of them were with mom when we arrived and it was the best feeling in the world to see them all. Denise and I have had an incredible trip and our mom made it one we’ll never forget. We’re thankful that she waited for us and that our family...

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Aug 14, 2008 - Fort Kent

I came up this far because I wanted to see where Route 1 ended, so today is the day for the 1.3 hour drive up to Fort Kent, just before the Canadian border. Route 163 North is more direct than Route 1 and I took that. I don’t feel bad about it either, because I haven’t driven on most of Route 1! But I did go to Key West and saw Mile 0 and today I saw the marker (just a block with an H on it!) for the end of the route. There is only a wooden sign to mark the spot and the sign needs painting. The other side of it says this is where Route 1...

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