Blogs from Houlton, Maine, United States, North America


North America » United States » Maine » Houlton August 8th 2013

Day 14: Woke up early this AM and got off by 6:30, even after dumping the holding tanks. Kerry was standing outside their trailer as we left. When we said our good byes last night (we had such a good time together, that was really sad), they did not know where they were going to go today - - just that they didn't plan to stay where they were. Our drive was 436 uneventful miles -- about 9 hours. Just as crossed into New Brunswick, we saw a complicated array of towers and wires that was the Canadian National Radio Broadcast facility - - looked just like Marconi's setup. Thought we saw Jim standing in the middle of all those wires. Traffic was mostly pretty light. Had some drizzly rain. Temperature dropped noticeably when it started ... read more
Radio Xmitter
Radio Transmitter
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North America » United States » Maine » Houlton July 28th 2013

Day 4: Got an early start this morning - - off at 6:30. Bob drove from Matamoras, PA to a closed rest area on I 495 in Mass, about 3 hours. Gena wanted to drive, so I gave up the wheel. She drove maybe twenty miles and it started raining, hard at times. The roads were really wet with LOTS of spray thrown up by the cars & trucks - - heavy traffic north bound and REALLY heavy traffic southbound. It quit raining about the time we went by Augusta, ME and was really nice the rest of the way. Had about a twenty mile detour onto ME 2 because of bridges being rebuilt on I-95. Still made it to Houlton, ME (about 600 miles) in 9.5 hours. Gas is really high up here - - ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Houlton October 5th 2012

I will not have internet tonight so no blog. I will be in Salisbury, MA hopefully staying on the beach. The weather looks good so it will be my last hoorah on the coast. I'll finish the blog Sunday. Thank you all for reading, I've enjoyed writing it.... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Houlton October 4th 2012

Our night at Elm River Camp Ground was exceptional. I drove on the grass and Pennelope was immediately level. The restrooms were right behind me and the internet was fast and my computer accessed it with no problem. The restrooms proved to be exceptional, which is VERY rare. I had coffee and a shower then took Oscar for his walk. Pictures . We walked along the river and enjoyed the autumn colors and that distinct smell. We walked the “extra mile”, it was just so nice out, the sun was shinning again! I had sausage, oatmeal walnut pancakes and coffee for breakfast, wow am I stuffed. The last blog got published and I sent a few e mails then it was time to leave. I decided to make the 16 hr trip in 3 days and ... read more
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Pennelope's spot

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