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Jul 8, 2019 - Bayley's Camping Resort

On Tuesday, July 2nd, we pulled in Mo’s slides, hooked up to BAT and headed west a bit to the town of Scarborough Maine. Our destination was Bayley’s Camping Resort which is touted as the best camping destination in southeastern Maine. They are proud of this resort because it is one of the priciest stays we have ever done! Whew – this one hurts the pocketbook! But we knew we had to be somewhere for the 4th of the July holiday and we booked this spot last summer when we knew we would be in Maine. We also took a couple of toll roads to get...

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2019 Life in our RV

Sep 10, 2016 - Scarborough, ME

Yesterday we left Massachusetts, drove through a corner of New Hampshire then on to Scarsborough, Maine. Lot's of EZ Pass toll booths on this leg of the trip! EZ Pass is an electronic toll device that Scott got before we left home. Starting back in Indiana, most of the Interstate system seems to be toll roads. With EZ Pass we don’t have to stop at the toll both, just drive thru from 10 to 65 MPH depending on the location. So far we have spent over $120 on road tolls. We arrived at Wild Duck Adult RV Park late in the afternoon. The ducks...

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New England 2016

Sep 26, 2015 - Portland

Friday was Portland day with a tour of Allagash Brewing, the downtown/waterfront area of Portland, and visiting a few lighthouses. Allagash is a local 20 year old craft brewery producing Belgian style beers, with a tasting area at the end. Their White beer was pretty good but the other 4 were not my cup of beer. Portland again is an old seaport town with older homes and many of them being very large, don’t know how the original folk could afford to build them nor how the present owners are afford the upkeep. We went to the Portland...

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Sep 26, 2015 - Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth

We decided to eat out on our last night in Maine and went to go to another Mary Ellen and Hugo recommendation. Two Lights Lobster Shack, great lobster and shrimp but boy it was cold with the wind coming in off of the water. We did get lucky and grab an indoor table but it was still cool in the very small dining room (most locals eat at the picnic tables outside). Notice the lighthouses on each side of the shack in the pictures, land based on a sizable rise over the ocean. Good scenery all around.

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Sep 25, 2015 - Portemouth, NH to Biddleford, Maine

We drove South Thursday, to Portsmouth, NH, and turned back North from there on US 1 and US 9, catching all the smaller villages. Downtown Portsmouth is an old town, narrow streets, with the area hustling but looking a little run down. We ate lunch at the State Street Saloon, picture attached, 3 old attached buildings with bars in 2 of them and a dining room in the other. Best seafood chowder I believe we have ever had. We crossed the bay and came into Kittery, Maine, then York Village, Ogunquit, Moody, and Wells. We found another outlet...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Freeport

Maine is full of surprises. We left Ellsworth and drove down US Hwy 1 for several miles and really enjoyed the drive, saw an old revolutionary era fort, several good views of the oceans, nice old villages, and realized that you could come to just about any peninsula in Maine, camp, and have all the peace and quiet that you could endure. We are in Portland for a few days and decided we wanted to go back North to Freeport, the home of LL Bean. Were we shocked, we expected to see an older store out in the nether lands, but found that LL Bean...

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Oct 14, 2014 - Scarborough Marsh

We finally got the house totally closed up for the winter around noon and headed south. Good friends, Betty and Bob from Sugarloaf, had asked us to meet them for dinner, so we landed just south of Portland for the night. Had a great dinner in Scarborough, where we were staying on the huge Scarborough Marsh. This is Rachel Carson territory, where she once lived and reportedly wrote much of her famous book, The Silent Spring. It's a huge salt-water marsh, that runs from South Portland/Cape Elizabeth down the southern Maine Coast to Saco. It's...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Portland, ME

It was pretty cloudy when we got up this morning but we were praying for it to clear up. We went into Portland, stopping at Len Libby Chocolatier on the way, to see Lenny, the life size chocolate moose. There he was, all 1700 pounds of him, with 2 life size chocolate bear cubs near by. We bought some goodies and were on our way to town. By the time we got to town, it was raining and very windy. Too bad because we wanted to walk along the piers. We found a liquor store (1 of 8 in the area) and were going to replenish some of the things we...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Last Day in Maine - Tomorrow start treck to Arizona

Last Day in Maine We are packed and ready to head for the next leg of our journey. Tomorrow, Sunday, we head for Washington, DC. We are hoping all the legislators are out on the campaign trail so that we can enjoy the capital. I am sure each of you was glued to your TV’s watching the conventions and feeling much better knowing exactly what each party is going to do to make our life better. (yea, right). Before leaving, we made one last visit to the ocean and of course a lobster opportunity. Reid Sate Park is about 50 miles NE of Portland...

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2012 Gettysburg

Aug 30, 2012 - Clam & Lobster Bake - Mail Boat

August Comes To An End August is about over and we will shortly be heading West, this year it’s back to Arizona. We will first head for Washington, DC for 5 or 6 days and then head off into the sunset. It is hard to believe the summer is about to end and we will be begin our 3rd winter as homeless folks. After getting off to a bit of a rough start, this has turned out to be a very good summer and as you can see from the pictures, Jean has had plenty of lobster eating opportunities. So many that I have only memorialized a fraction of them in...

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2012 Gettysburg

Aug 26, 2012 - Down Day And Some Of My Favorite Things

Time for another "down" day. You again noticed my "down" days involve, cleaning, laundry and fixing a nice meal! But enjoy getting to make a great meal for us. Echo and I headed out to find something to fix for lunch. Echo enjoys the lobster, but Charlie just wrinkles up his nose! So we decided to get Charlie a nice steak and the rest of us lobstah! We accomplished both. Found some great corn on the cob, crusty bread and a steak for Charlie at the grocery store. The on the way back to the RV, passed a farmers market in progress with a sign...

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Aug 19, 2012 - On The Road To Scarborough

On the road this morning for the short drive to Scarborough, just south of Portland. We found Bailey's Camping Resort on the internet with a "back to school" special. If we stay 7+ days, the rate is 1/2 price. Considering the rates are $65/night, this is one heck of a deal. Quite the "resort" 700 spots on 250 acres, 3 pools, 4 hot tubs, 2 stores, restaurant, free shuttles to the beaches and ice cream shop. It's a great place to bring kids, all kinds of activities. They put us on one of the ponds where the "big rigs" park. Harvey felt so...

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