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Aug 7, 2018 - Back to the U.S.A!!!

We followed Trans Canada 2 west through Fredericton and then to the border on Hwy 95. Border crossing was one of our smoothest. - address - where have you been and why - how long there - any pets onboard. : ( - have any food (duh?) - any shark skin or whale bone - any alcohol or tobacco - buy anything and how much - You guys are good to go. No “Welcome home”. As we approached, we feared a search because they were not busy. There were two cars in front of us in the one open lane. 185 miles My Brother’s Place - Houlton, ME F/h; 50 amp;...

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Jun 15, 2018 - Travel from Bar Harbor, Me to Houlton, Me

We traveled about 4 hours from Bar Harbor, ME to Houlton, ME which on the Canadian Border. We had a meeting with the other 20 couples who will be traveling with us to visit three of the Canadian Maritime Provinces - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Our Winnebago sponsored trip will end at the middle of July. Martha is traveling with us in our 2015 Winnebago View on a Sprinter chassis.

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Aug 6, 2017 - Last entry from our Alaska adventure

Greetings All, As you might suspect, we are home. Due to Nancy's mishap on June 30th and some illness in the family we decided to come home eight weeks early. Things happen for a reason for we were home only a few days, when Nancy's brother's wife passed away while shopping at the mall with her family. Shortly after, Nancy's sister had surgery on a tumor in her brain, my brother was hospitalized again, and my son in law had a very serious medical issue requiring hospitalization. Like I said, things happen for a reason and we surely needed...

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Jul 29, 2015 - The New Normal

My new normal of full-timing would be anything but normal for most people. I have new neighbors every single day. I usually eat breakfast and most other meals outdoors. Before I take a shower, I check the status of my holding tanks. But, these events are part of what has become normal for me. My “normal” varies a lot depending on the camp site. These can be: Dry: No outside connections. My RV has a huge fresh-water holding tank (57 gallons), two grey-water holding tanks (two sinks, shower, washing machine, and dishwasher), and a black-water...

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Sep 3, 2012 - Maine...

Traffic, driving and border crossing all went well, and we pulled off the road to fuel up a little after midnight. After a bit of convincing, Chuck agreed to stop driving in the interests of getting a better day of driving in on the morrow - and we parked in a rest area alongside the big trucks for the night. Anticipate a long day of driving tomorrow...and an early start!

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Aug 25, 2012 - Au Revoir Canada

A day on the road. Again the sun was up by 5 AM, and so were the Dickerson's not long after. It was a cold morn' (47 degrees), and we almost hated to crawl out from under the extra warm blankets we used for the night! From the Gaspe Peninsula's "Coast Area" we turned south through "The Valley" headed back to New Brunswick. No stops for ooooohhhhh's & aaahhhh's, but we did notice that the soft wood trees were beginning to turn colors. Entering NB we again changed time from Eastern Standard to Atlantic Time. Gee, almost time for lunch and we...

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Jun 9, 2012 - Maine

After another good night’s rest I hitched up the car and headed for the highway. Saturday morning traffic on the I-495 by-pass around Boston was reasonably light and I made good time. The 495 rejoins I-95 just a few miles south of the New Hampshire border. Less than half an hour after that I was crossing into Maine. Traffic stayed a little congested until I passed the beach exits around Ogunquit and Kennebunkport on the southeastern Maine coast then thinned out considerably. A couple of miles in I saw the first of what would become many...

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Jul 10, 2011 - Made if back through customs

We hooked up and left the family campground and all the kids. The sun was shining and it looked like they were going to have a fun day. We saw some new inland scenery along a river and trees, trees, trees. Our stop at customs was uneventful and we are in a My Brothers Place 4 miles inside the border. Not much here but we will find some food at US prices. Bill

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Jun 30, 2011 - Houlton Maine

After Bangor, we drove to Houlton Maine on the 27th, We will do make some final purchases prior to entering New Brunswick Canada on the 30th of June. We stayed at My Brother's Place RV Park, a wonderful park about 4 miles from Canada. There are four ponds on the property. So the mosquitos were an issue. We washed the 5th wheel, got a pedicure, had our hair done and just planned our venture into the Maritimes.

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Aug 19, 2010 - Houlton, Maine

We are happy to report we have arrived in Houlton, Maine. We will be relaxing for a couple of days at My Brother's Place RV, then moving on to Bangor, Maine. It feels so good to just relax after days of mechanical troubles. I am adding few pictures of a very interesting bridge in Houlton at Riverfront Park. Gateway Crossing is a 187-foot footbridge, which stretches from the North Street Bridge across the Meduxnekeag River. It was designed to give walkers easy access to historic downtown Market Square and the trails along the river. They...

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Aug 8, 2010 - Back in the USA

We left TNT Campground this morning and headed west for the US Border. Moose appear to be a big problem up here as we've seen lots of warning signs and along a lot of the TransCanada Highway they have fencing with one-way moose gates. Along the way, we decided to pull of the Trans Canada Highway for a lunch stop after I saw a sign for a restaurant that served German food. We pulled in to find out that it doesn't open until 5:00PM so we headed down a local road to find a restaurant (we're running low on groceries - see my comments on prices...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Back in the U.S.A. !!!

Woke up this morning and it is ch-ch-chilly! 62 Degrees will be the high today, and overcast. But we spend a few hours touring the western coast along the Bay of Fundy. Because of previous bike troubles, we are on limited time, so unfortunately don't get to see all we wanted to. Came across a small gas station/general store in the middle of nowhere that had hot dogs and chocolate chip cookies set out for some elementary school children coming down the road from their last day of school. People up here are very nice and pleasant. On our way...

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