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Jul 31, 2018 - Touring Maine

After being dropped off at the Boston airport, we picked up our rental car and drove to Sudbury, MA to have lunch with friends, Dick and Barb. We ate at Longfellow's Inn which is an historic restaurant and inn. Up the road was a reproduction of an old grist mill.

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Jun 7, 2018 - Portland, Maine

Wed., June 6th – We drove over to Bath, Maine to take in the Maine Maritime Museum – Here we learned more than we could possibly absorb about shipbuilding in days gone by. Lunch at the Kennebec Tavern overlooking the Kennebec River was a real treat with their local seafood menu. Our evening took us back to Freeport where we hit the LL Bean and Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream! Thur., June 7th – Our first stop of the morning was at “When Pigs Fly” bakery with its amazing assortment of sweet and savory old-world artisan breads of all kinds. We...

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Sep 20, 2017 - Winslow Park CG and Freeport, ME

2017-09-20.Winslow Park, South Freeport, ME We decided to leave Camden, Maine a day early and, actually got a refund for the remaining night from a different park ranger. It was still foggy so, if you can't hike or paddle, why not shop? We decided to drive to Freeport, Maine to go to, what else? L.L. Bean. We had been to Freeport before, about 10 years ago, but, it has changed dramatically and not for the better I'm thinking. Yes, there are jobs offered in one of the more than 100 store outlets that line the main street and L.L.Bean itself...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Freeport, ME.

We are back in the US. We took the 2 lane back roads to Bangor and then down I-95 and 295. The day out of St. John to the border was fog. We were rolling along on I-295 with a lot of traffic, when low and behold Fog. Decided to find a place to park after 288 miles. Here we are at a very remote, very nice family owned Campground that invited us to their Chile/Meatloaf cook off. All we want to do is have a toddy and sleep.

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Sep 13, 2016 - Freeport, ME

The Flagship L.L. Bean Store in Freeport, Maine has been open 24 hours a day, every day since Leon Leonard Bean threw away the keys in 1951. The famous 16 foot tall rubber L.L. Bean Boot, size 410, in front of The Flagship Store's entrance is a very popular photo site. Tired of tramping through the Maine woods for 18 years in wet feet, Leon Leonard set out to make a waterproof boot. He set up shop in his brother's basement, created a 4 page brochure and in 1912 sold his boots with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 90% of his boots were...

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New England 2016

Aug 27, 2015 - A Foggy Day

You won’t believe what happened to us again - yes you will - we had AC problems! Judy and Greg arrived Tuesday morning and we were excited to see them. We were in the coach getting them settled when we realized that it was getting pretty warm inside; Marvin went to adjust the AC, which had been working fine for several days, and realized that they had shut down. He checked all the breakers inside and out and none of them had tripped . Everything else electrical, including the dryer, was working okay; the thermostat had power but the AC just...

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Aug 23, 2015 - Life at the KOA, A Shopping Mecca and Mountain Climbing

Lately we’ve been feeling we’re in the Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes we have cell service, sometimes we don’t; even our 4G is iffy at times. We lose our satellite radio and On-Star reception between here and town. The campground wi-fi works well from Sunday afternoon until Thursday afternoon when the week-enders start arriving; over the week-end it’s very slow and I can’t upload photos. The good news is that thanks to a local RV tech we now have three functioning ACs. Of course, the weather has cooled so they’re not so critical but we are...

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Aug 19, 2015 - Plan Change and Portland

We’ve made a change in plans and find ourselves in a KOA near Freeport, ME. Our son, Jeff, has composed a series of twelve classical lullabies and will be performing some of them in a series of presentations at senior centers in the Boston area. Since we were already in Maine we decided to get within hailing distance of Boston so that we could catch one of the performances. Freeport turned out to be interesting. We drove into town and had a nice dinner at the Jameson Inn and then walked around the downtown area for a while. Unbeknownst to...

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Aug 17, 2015 - Ships!

We left Alfred Friday and drove just 60 miles to our new campground. We’re at the Freeport KOA, about 9 miles inland from Freeport. They wouldn’t let us inside the gate for the first three days! We were relegated to the “late night arrival” area until our site was available. We moved to our site this morning and the only improvement is that now we’re “insiders” and have a sewer connection and 50 amp service. We’re still sweltering, the temperature is in the low 90s, and one AC just doesn’t suffice in the middle of the day. Sunday we drove...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Maine

We left early on Thursday morning so were able to enjoy our ride through Hampton Beach, NH. Even at 9 AM, being a beautiful day, people were already at the beach and playing in the surf. Just above Hampton Beach we rode through the Little Boor’s Head area on 1A, enjoying the landscaped path that traces the cliffs overlooking the sea and the 19th century mansions. Mid-morning we arrived in Kittery, ME and spent some time shopping at Kittery Trading Post, always a favorite place of ours. After looking in a few of the outlet stores, we...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Freeport, ME

October 4 Not as clear today but warm. This turned out to be a travel and shopping day. Headed for Boothbay Harbor which I had not seen since 1965. Much more touristy than I remember. In the 1800’s Boothbay was a fishing center and in bad weather could hold up to 400-500 vessels. During WW!! A company built mine sweepers through the 1950. Today with a population of 2,200 its industry is tourism. Since we are at the end of the season everyone was having sales. I got a hooded light weight jacket for $15. Walked around the shops and then...

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Sep 27, 2013 - Portland, ME to Freeport ME

(Sandi writing) We headed north from Portland to Freeport. What a nice town. We were former vendors with LL Bean when we sold the Kangaroof Pouch. We also had our first "lobster roll" sandwich. This sandwich is made with lobster, a mayo/celery dressing, all in a hot dog-type bun that is toasted...yummy!!

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