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Sep 4, 2019 - Old Orchard, Maine

Left Bar Harbor around 9:00. Headed south down Hwy 1 and drove through Rockland and Portland to Old Orchard. It was a nice scenic drive along the coast of Maine. Got to Wagon Wheel Resort, Old Orchard Beach around 1:30. Had been looking for a place to stop for lunch but did not find a good place to stop, so we set up at the rv park and had a sandwich in the rv. After lunch we headed to the pier in Old Orchard. It had been cloudy all day and the forecast was for thunder showers in the late afternoon. We had just gotten to the pier when we...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Lenny the chocolate moose

We have had rain and it's just not as much fun to get out. We did drive toward Orchard Beach but didn't get there. Took a fork in the road to Ocean Park that is a condo type of place with no public access to the beach, reminded us of NC Outer Banks. I found out later this was an old Chautauqua community that was established in the early 1900's. Anyway we see amusement parks and campgrounds with activities along the roads but never made it to the actual Orchard Beach. We did see a place with lobster rolls that was not open and might try it...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Strawbery Banke

We drove to Portsmouth, NH which almost part of Maine and was a major port in the early settlement of New England. It's a large town with a busy port and we went to Strawbery Banke Museum that includes 32 buildgs on the original site. It was the earliest settlement in New Hampshire, founded in 1630. It remained a neighborhood until 1950 but the original waterway called Puddle Dock was filled in 1900. In early times this was the harbor area. Buildings on site are primarily on original foundations and date from the mid 1700's to early 1800's....

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Sep 30, 2018 - Portland

We took a trolley tour of Portland and that’s the best way to see it. We got into the downtown that is filled with shops in historic buildings. It’s very busy as there were 2 cruise ships, the Cat ferry for Yarmouth was loading cars and people everywhere. It was Sunday so we were advised on street parking meters were free. First we saw signs on back streets for $15 all day parking and thought that was high. As we drove around we found a lot next to the trolley stop - it’s $7 an hour or $35 a day. Decided to look again for the $15 parking...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk are really neat and busy. We drove into town and found cars everywhere and didn’t see any lots - drove into a lot for a restaurant were told where to look for free all day street parking. Great. Then took a trolley tour of the area that went by old hotels and the Bush estate, we learned about the history of the area too. Good narrated tour that gave us our bearings. Went by President Bush’s estate, a Franciscan Monastery, a spouting rock, old hotels such as Nonantum Resort, Colony Hotel, Gooch’s Beach, Mother’s...

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Sep 28, 2018 - L L Bean

I went to a local legend and got Holy Donuts this morning - the are made with Maine potato flour and come in special flavors such as Chocolate Sea Salt and Maple Bacon. They are large and good. We had a long drive yesterday so took a shorter trip up to Freeport to see the LL Bean headquarters. There are multiple stores - a home store, a flagship store that resembles Bass Pro, a hunting and fishing store, a canoe and water sports store and outdoor activity center. A very busy place but no actual factory to tour. They also have factory...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Autumn leaves

We went through the border with no problem. The guy did come aboard and opened the refrigerator to be sure we didn’t have any contraband citrus, etc. That was a new experience but he didn’t look anywhere else and was pleasant. The leaves are starting to change in the mountains and as we drove from St. Andrews to Old Orchard Beach it was very pretty. We are in the first part of the campground and do have all 3 Dish satellite stations but the WIFI is very poor. We had two very windy nights in St. Andrews and pulled the slides in both to keep...

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Sep 23, 2017 - Old Orchard Beach

2017-09-23. Old Orchard Beach with Leigh and Tom Mundhenk Isn't it funny how, with good friends, even though almost ten years have passed, the years melt away when you get re-acquainted. We visited Leigh and Tom Mundhenk, good friends who moved from Doylestown about 20 years ago and now have homes in Falmouth, Maine, a little north of Portland and Old Orchard Beach, a resort town south of Portland. What a wonderful weekend! First, let me say that the KOA in Old Orchard Beach has undergone an amazing transformation since the last time we...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Wild Acres RV Resort (6/8 - 6/11/17)

This is a huge RV park with 500 sites, many of which are permanent sites. We are in site D3 way towards the back of the park. From our site it is about 1/2 mile walk to the beach. This park really caters to families with at least 2 pools, mini golf, BMX track and an aerial park with all sorts of climbing and crawling through the trees. Right across the street from us is a really nice bathhouse. After we got settled, we walked over to the beach. The sand there is quite grainy. There are a couple of places on the beach with groupings of rocks...

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Aug 21, 2015 - Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Days 60 – 62 (18 – 20 August) Old Orchard Beach The trip from Littleton, MA to our next stop at Old Orchard Beach, ME was short, 98 miles, so we waited until 10:30 to leave; the temperature was already 80 degrees. We stopped for fuel at a Shell station 5 miles from the RV Park in Old Orchard Beach and were pleased to see lower diesel prices: $2.45. We didn’t do much sightseeing while we were in Old Orchard Beach. Brian had ordered a refill at Wal-Mart for his eye-medicine on the 17th. After we were set-up we called the pharmacy in Old...

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Aug 13, 2015 - Old Orchard Beach, ME and Kennebunkport ME

We had a week or more to kill before going into Boston for our cruise, so we decided to hit the beach and work on our tans. (Yes, Mom, I know we shouldn't do it!!) Mistakenly thinking that the beaches in southern Maine would be less crowded than those further south, we headed toward Old Orchard Beach, ME and Old Orchard Beach Campground. This town caters heavily to those of us who spend time here in RVs, with many lovely (overpriced) campgrounds and a comfortable, convenient trolley that carries us to the beach and back for $2...

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May 31, 2015 - Old Orchard Beach

It was mostly interstate roads on the trip from Bristol to Old Orchard Beach. We took I-84 to I-495 to I-95, encountering several tolls along the way. Despite the tolls paid the roads reflected our nation’s deteriorated infrastructure and the Phaeton’s suspension system was tested. At about 4 o’clock on Tuesday we arrived at the Paradise Camping Resort. The campground has existed since 1960 and is unusual in that it has a lake and woods, but good internal roads and a mix of park models, large rv sites, smaller campsites, and tent sites. Our...

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