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Published: October 4th 2012
The Roosevelt summer cottage.
We had a wonderful 59 days in Canada, but it was great to cross the border and be back in the good old USA. Our first stop in Calais, Maine (rhymes with Dallas) was at a gas station to fill up the RV. After spending almost 2 months paying over $5 a gallon in Canada, the price of $3.95 seemed like a great deal! Then we headed to the credit union ATM as we hadn’t had access to an appropriate ATM during our time in Canada. Last but not least we stopped at a Wal-Mart and a supermarket. It felt good to have cash in our pockets, a full gas tank and cupboards restocked with familiar brands.
Our goal was to spend a couple nights in Lubec, Maine. So yes we are back in the US, but what we wanted to see is in New Brunswick on Campobello Island. Fortunately Lubec and Campobello are connected by a bridge. As you can see from the photos we did make it to see the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage. We toured inside, but I opted not to include those photos. I’d have probably put another stove picture. I do have something about
The neighbor's house
This is where we had "Tea with Eleanor"
old stoves and am always telling George to make sure and take a picture of the stove. As always we learned lots about the history of the island and the people.
Also on Campobello Island at the north end is East Quoddy Lighthouse. It is run by a volunteer group and it costs $5 a person to walk out to the island at low tide. This involves ladders/stairs and rocky paths. Then it is another $10 if you actually want to go into the lighthouse. We paid our $5 and did the walk, but opted not to go into the lighthouse or up to the tower. At this point in our trip we had been in and up a lot of lighthouses, and this one was not offering us anything we haven’t seen and done before. Perhaps we’re getting a little road weary and jaded….too much been there, done that.
The other lighthouse we went to was West Quoddy lighthouse which is the eastern most lighthouse in the US. I really did get confused at times…are we east or west or what?
I’m keeping this blog short and am sticking with the less writing but still plenty
of photos. I’d like to catch up on my blogs. You may have noticed that there is a delay from when this blog is about to when it gets posted. As you fellow travelers know Wi-Fi can really vary with each campground and I do get lazy at times.
We’re still going to stay on the coast for one more stop, but are opting not to head further south, as we had originally envisioned. Our next stop is Bar Harbor and then we will start heading inland...… and gradually homeward. I enjoy hearing from you whether it’s through the blog site or other forms of communication…thanks for your comments and the reminiscing about your trips to these locations. See you down the road!
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