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North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 25th 2011

09/25/2011 Revisited Acadia National Park since the fog has lifted for today. We will be able to see Cadillac Mountain, Which is the first land in the U.S. that sunrise touches, even though it is only around 1600 ft. above sea level. Even though it was sunny in Bar Harbor, whale watching was cancelled due to fog 22 -25 miles off shore. 09/24/2011 Stayed over extra day to try whale watching again. Yeah!! we are going. We went out on a jet powered catamaran, the Atlanticat, saw harbor porpoises, seals, many sea birds, and what they called a teenage humpback whale(which you will see was almost impossible to get pictures). 09/27/2011 Travel day. Overnight in Bristol, NH. 09/28/2011 Travel day to Metcalf Acres Campground in Schroon Lake, NY. Traveled scenic hwy in the dark, it was ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Ellsworth September 22nd 2011

09/22/2011 Continuation of our second week. Rained all day, and foggy. We drove around a bit, and ended up visiting Maine State Prisoners Woodworking Store. It was very interesting, and one could spend a great deal of money, if you enjoy woodworking. This evening we had sirloin steak, potatoe, and corn on the cob. Watched "Message In A Bottle," for the ladies, then "Another Pair of Aces," for the guys. 09/23/2011 Today we moved closer to Bar Harbor to stay at Patten Pond Campground. You will see pictures of the new and old bridge that crosses the Penobscot Narrows. Ellsworth had a beautiful riverfront walkway and park, and that evening we had a fish fry dinner at Duff'y's Restaurant. 09/24/2011 Raining and foggy. Went to Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. Visited Thunder Hole, Otter Point ... read more
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North America » United States » Maine » Ellsworth September 19th 2011

9/19/11 Leaving this morning for our first stop in Maine, and our first lobster(lobstah)! Will be spending four nights at Saltwater Farm Campground in Thomaston, Me. Temp dropping into the 40's tonight. Had Leta's leftover soup tonight. 9/20/11 Visited 3 lighthouses. Marshall Point, where if you are familiar with the movie Forrest Gump, you will recognize it as one of his turn around points on his run across the U.S.. Owl Head lighthouse, because of the owl head in the rocky cliff, even though it is hard to see because the beak has eroded over time. Rokland Headwater lighthouse, where there is a 7/8 mile granite walkway, that Shelby and I walked, while the ladies sat on a bench and watched, until they got cool then they returned to the truck to wait. On our ... read more
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North America » United States » Maine » Bucksport September 13th 2011

More pictures from the first week.... read more

North America » United States » Maine September 10th 2011

//Departed Acworth, Ga. on 9/10/11, and traveled to Graham, NC. Spent the night at Flying J. and ate dinner at Denny's. On Sunday we traveled to Duncan's Family Campground in Lothian, MD just outside of Washington, DC. This evening we had grilled steaks, baked potatoes, green beans, and whop biscuits. The first attraction of this trip was Mt. Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. The evening meal was prepared by Shelby. He made fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, lima beans, gravy, and of course whop biscuits. We sat around outside with some new friends from Inverness, AL, Mike and Diane. Invited them for a fish fry tomorrow night. Today we visited The National Zoo, but were a little disappointed due to the construction. Many exhibits were closed. We did have an adventure trying to ... read more

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs August 27th 2010

Monday morning in Perryville, Shelby made some delicious omelets for our breakfast. Barbara and I wanted to ride and explore the area, and Leta and Shelby just wanted to hang out at camp. Perryville is located about 50 miles north of Hot Springs with Quachita National Forest and many small side roads and lakes between here and there. Our first adventure was to Sylvia Lake. Started out on a gravel road with center and side lines to a gravel road with no lines to a dirt-rock road to a one lane dirt-rock road with small pull offs on the improbable chance of meeting some other idiot on this road. Later found that we crossed Wildcat Mountain by one of the locals. After crossing the mountain we continued to Hot Springs (home of Bill Clinton). The ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Albuquerque August 27th 2010

Shelby and Leta got up early this morning to go to a shop to get fuel filter replaced, to see if that will fix the hill climbing problem with their RV. Therefore we got on the road about 10:30. Headed down Hwy 6 toward Moab, Ut, planning of spending the night in Cortez, Co. Crossed Soldier Summit, at 7,477 ft. , Shelby's RV did fine on the climbs today. Totally different type of terrain than we have been in the entire trip. Passed by Hole in Rock, Then Wilson Arch, as we traveled through the Arches Canyon National Park. Barbara tried to take pictures of a rainbow from the RV as we drove down the road. Don't ask how many she took. We all decided to treat ourselves to a steak dinner, and treat we ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City August 27th 2010

This morning we caught a free shuttle from the KOA to Temple Square. The shuttle is operated by the church, and volunteers drive the shuttle as service to the church and community. In the summer of 1847 Brigham Young led 147 Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, and proclaimed it to be the right place to settle. The first of 10,000 Mormons (a nickname for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) to seek refuge from persecution, and now comprise 40 percent of the city's population. In 1890 the practice of polygamy was ended, and in 1892 LDS temple was completed. The shuttle driver informed us that their were church members that would take us on a free tour of Temple Square and the buildings if we were interested. We accepted the tour ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » La Grande August 26th 2010

After a nice rest at Riverbend RV Park we stuck out for La Grande, Or. traveling through the Methow Valley passing many orchards, more creeks and lakes. Stopped at a pull off for a view of Chief Joseph Dam, then traveled south by Dry Falls, Lenore Lake, and several area's named ______ Coulee. Had some pretty good climbs of better than 4000 ft. and Shelby had some trouble making some of the climbs, so we stopped at Wal-Mart in Moses Lake for him to buy an air filter to see if that will help. On to Flying J in La Grande, Or. Today we travel from Oregon through Idaho into Nevada, to spend the night in Wells, Nv., you guessed it at a Flying J Had both RV's washed before leaving this morning. This time ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Winthrop August 26th 2010

Got up the earliest that we have the entire trip due to Leta being so anxious to cross the border into the lower 48. Saw a fox, no picture, too fast for photographer. Frasier Canyon, no picture, it wasn't moving, don't know what happened to photographer. Followed the Thompson River for a while, then the Nicola River. Saw many lakes, streams,livestock. Had to go through agricultural inspection crossing to lower 48, but was nothing to what Leta and Shelby had to do on the way from lower 48 into Alberta, Canada on the way up. We all had to stop to fuel up immediately after crossing the border because we tried to spend as little money in Canada as possible. I think we all agreed we did not lose anything in Canada, and if we ... read more

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