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Oct 5, 2013 - Skowhegan, ME

We had hoped to make it last night to New Hampshire but took state roads instead of the interstate and happened upon Fort Knox on the Penobscot River where we spent about 3 hours. It was the first and largest granite fort built in Maine. During the American Revolution and the War of 1812 British ships entered the area on the Penobscot River, and Great Britain seized control of the river claiming the surrounding land for the British crown. The fort was starting to be built in May,1844 and was occupied during the Civil War and the Spanish...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Crossing the Bay

Day 29, Sept. 10, 2012, Across the Bay (7 photos) The major achievement today was crossing the Bay of Fundy, from Digby, NS to St. John, NB, by ferry. (This entry is being written as the ferry awaits its departure at the dock in Digby. Wi-fi is available in the lounge. If nothing further is heard from us, the ferry went down with all on board.) Rain continued to pelt down last night but had stopped by the time we awoke. Mixed clouds and sun today. Spent the morning getting the rig ship-shape; the afternoon buying seafood products to...

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Atlantic Canada

Sep 24, 2010 - Friday Skowhegan, ME

We’re back in the good ole USA !! We left Hopewell Cape this morning and drove through the countryside of New Brunswick with the leaves starting to turn. At Alma, we slowed down to see if we could spot Roger and Stef who might still be in Alma. No sightings so we continued on. There was absolutely no one in our rear view mirror for about an hour which seemed really strange. It certainly wasn’t due to the RV speeding along. The steep hills and bumpy roads kept us at moderate speeds. We finally saw our first bull moose. Unfortunately for him,...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 22, 2010 - Back in America

Greetings from Maine, Stopped in Eastport today which is the farthest east in the continental US. Cape Flattery in Washington is the farthest west. I will head into NH and VT tomorrow and should be at Jay and Terry's in Webster,NY Saturday afternoon. The ferry ride from Digby,NS to Saint John,NB was an easy 3 hour run. Not lots of people on board but about 27 bikes. I don't know what they do to their car deck but it is the slickest I have ever seen. It was wet on boarding and disembarking and I would have thought the engine room heat would...

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Aug 25, 2009 - Skowhegan, Maine

After two weeks in Jackman we moved south 75 miles to Skowhegan, Maine and camped on the Kennebec River. Rich fished every day, lots of Bass, he was happy. Skowhegan is a bigger town than Jackman, more people, more traffic. The week went by and other than going to the State Fair, I can't say we did anything special. I guess vacation mode is setting in.

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Aug 14, 2009 - Skowhegan Fair

John woke me up this morning with the statement, "We are going to the fair today!" Ok. Wassup? He had been outside talking with some neighbors who were also going to the fair and he thought it sounded good. We have been wanting to go to one of the fairs here in Maine but the timing has been wrong and we have been too far away from all of them. -- The Skowhegan State Fair started yesterday in Skowhegan, Maine, which is about an hour away from Belfast. I guess if we could drive an hour to go see Ben & Jerry's, we could drive an hour to go to...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 1, 2008 - Our Trip Back to Maine

After a mostly rainy drive we are back in Maine at our seasonal campsite. Even though we did not always have the most cooperative of weather we saw some lovely countryside, farms, and towns and even made a few educational stops. We headed out on Thursday afternoon towards Maine enjoying the lovely weather and the scenic views along the Cayuga Wine Trail. As I had a stuffy nose and was fighting a cold I really didn’t feel as if I could do much wine tasting (after all, I could barely taste my food, let alone the subtle differences in wines)....

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May 17, 2008 - Driving to Skowhegan

After a gorgeous drive through Vermont, New Hampshire and into Maine, we are staying at a very picturesque campground (Two Rivers Campground) along the Kennebec River two miles outside of Skowhegan. It is still chilly here so we simply put on a few extra layers of clothes to eat our dinner on the picnic table and enjoyed the view. Speaking of views… wow! We came through some really pretty countryside. The pictures I took don’t do the real thing justice, but at least it will give you an idea of what we saw. As you may notice in the pictures...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Skowhegan, Maine

The beauty of tent camping is you generally get the best spots to choose from at a campsite. The big RV's generally aren't allowed to pull right up to the waters edge. But us freewheeling or foolhearty tent campers are. And this was no different. A few steps the wrong direction and you were swimming. Don't know the names of the lakes, but it was a beautiful scene. And a great swim in the morning - on purpose of course. Now to the first most amazing thing about Maine - The MDOT (Maine department of transportation) puts together a booklet of...

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Sep 25, 2005 - A firelight cooking primer

1. Decide corn would be good for supper again. 2. Do not buy corn at SuperWalmart when stopped for buying shampoo, as this would be efficient. Do collect free "gun lock", to keep the kids safe. Laugh silently to self as earnest man in sheriff uniform describes how to attach to handgun. Smile politely, as good Canadian, thank the man for generousity, and move towards shampoo section. Laugh out loud once out of earshot. 3. Drive further down road. Check into Kampground, chat for an hour with Kampground owner (v. friendly lady). 4. Decide corn...

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