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Jul 1, 2019 - Acadia National Park

After our long tedious journey from Savannah Georgia to Acadia National Park, with a layover in Indiana, we were excited to be able to relax for a few days. That relaxation lasted about 15 minutes – when I extended the big slides, we heard that horrible grinding sound again – the sound that meant the gears were breaking on the kitchen slide – the same sound that we heard before we headed to the Service Center in Indiana for repairs earlier in the month. Something is still wrong with Mo for the slide to be having issues again. Steve reached...

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2019 Life in our RV

Jun 15, 2019 - Tate preserve hike

We decided to stay another night at Schoodic since the weather cleared and with our Sr pass it's only 15 a night. We drove down to the point and ate lobster salad from the claws we had leftover while we watched the waves crash on the rocks. We drove back up 186 to Tate's pt preserve to hike the Flanders trail to the beach and back up Alders trail. Great beautiful hike that's worth doing! Went on to Ellsworth to go to the LL Beans outlet and then to Fogtown brewery for a great IPA. Back to the cg after sitting at Fraser pt again and watching...

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Jun 14, 2019 - Sundew trail

We listened to rain all night and woke up to fog which cleared before noon. Went to the lobster store and bought scallops for supper and then headed into Schoodic to Frazers point to eat lunch overlooking WH bay. Drove on down to the institute where we hiked the Sundew trail which takes you to views of Frenchman's bay. The sea mist rolled in and we couldn't see anything. Maybe tomorrow. Going to eat our halibut tonight!

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Jun 29, 2018 - Sun!

After a total rainout yesterday, we woke up to sun and great temperatures. We lucked out and we're able to get another night at Schoodic in A24, a great site. Before we went on today's adventure, we drove to the Winter Harbor lobster co-op and bought 2 softshell lobsters and a pound of clams. They close at 3 so we wanted to be sure we got our dinner. We drove the camper on the loop road and stopped at Frazier point to eat lunch looking out at the bay. Drove on to Schoodic point and sat in the sun for an hour looking out at the waves and the...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Rain and laundry

We woke up to a driving, cold rain and had already decided that today would be laundry and grocery day. It never got above 60 so we drove back to Ellsworth to take of business I had read that Jordan's snack shack had some of the best friend clams in Maine so that was a stop. Bill got the small basket and I got a Maine red hot dog all the way. I've been reading about the "red snapper" and it was good. The clams we're very good as well. Next stop, LL Bean's factory outlet right in Ellsworth. Lots of shoppers but we managed to found Bill a...

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Jun 27, 2018 - Schoodic point

We are staying another night here so this afternoon we took the free shuttle bus to the Schoodic institute where we hiked the Sundew trail down to the ocean. Nice loop trail that has a couple of places where you can see the bay and the ocean. We ended up hiking about 3 miles and caught the bus on Schoodic pt. It looped the island and was very scenic. It was about a half hour late so we were freezing by the time we got on it. No seafood for us tonight- maybe tomorrow.

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Jun 26, 2018 - Schoodic campground

We traveled up hwy 1 today heading for Schoodic cg, a part of Acadia national Park. Stopped for a lobster roll and a haddock sandwich at YU takeout for lunch outside of Ellsworth and then headed on to Schoodic where we hoped we might get lucky and stay one night. They had a site and it was available for 3 nights so we snatched it up.$15 a night is the best price so far for an electric site due to our sr pass. Wooded view but nicely spaced. We hiked 2.4 miles on the lower harbor trail which weaved through the woods down to the shoreline....

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Aug 10, 2014 - Schoodic Peninsula - the "Quiet Side" of Acadia

Our final section of coastal Maine to explore was the “quiet side” of Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula and a couple of towns near the park. We hopped onto the Harley and headed first for Winter Harbor, where we met up with some RVers we met via RVillage, a website that helps connect RVers traveling all over the US. Steve and Jean live near St. Petersburg, FL but are planning to go full time soon. We had a wonderful visit at their campsite at the Mainstay Cottages & RV Park. The park is very small but Jean and Steve had a prime...

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Aug 11, 2013 - Lobster Trivia

No photos...camera battery dead We are going back to the Winter Harbor Lobster Coop to photo a "one in 2 million lobster" that is blue. We actually saw and videotaped the blue lobster. Lobsters are greenish, yellow naturally and only red when cooked. Blue most rare!! This coop handles 50,000 pounds of lobster per day at $2 per pound going to the fisherman. We bought a pound of fresh picked lobster for $28. Fresh, cooked, picked...delicious. We just found this coop while driving thru town. We went back on Tuesday and captured Mama Blue and...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Bar/Winter's Harbor

On Friday morning, the sky cleared and sun came out for the trip around the Mount Desert islands. The geography here is more elevated with Cadillac mountain usually in the background. We passed Frenchboro, on Long Island. It was once very unique with some 22 families that stayed year round. We fear that since Oprah did a special on the community a few years back, it has changed dramatically from a frontier outpost to a tourist outpost. And in that regard, we next picked up a mooring in Bar Harbor, a long standing tourist outpost. Gone are...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Winter Harbor, ME (Day 2) - Misty Harbor Condo

(Ron Writing) It rained very hard most of the night and continued throughout most of the day until late this afternoon. For us this was good timing. Rather than head out driving this morning we decided to accept the invitation we had to spend another day here at the condo. It was a nice change of pace. We watched a DVD movie, did some reading, and Elena baked two loaves of bread. This evening we walked over to Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant for dinner. Their sign says “Real Food, Done Well” and they aren’t kidding. We both had an excellent...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Winter Harbor, ME - Misty Harbor Condo

(Ron Writing) This morning we left Seawall Campground and drove back onto the mainland. We stopped at the hospital in Ellsworth because I needed to have a blood test. That went smoothly and then we headed north on US-1 to the north side of Frenchman Bay and then south on ME-186 to Winter Harbor, ME. Winter Harbor is a small town with around 900 permanent residents but many people like to spend time here in the summer so they have a much larger seasonal population. Do you remember Eben the fly fisherman we met back on June 5? During our...

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