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North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 24th 2013

September 24, 2013 We had to be at the ferry at 6:45 AM this morning, set three alarms and we both woke up before the alarms went off. The 90 minute ride went by quickly as we ate a little breakfast and visited with fellow travelers. We drove through rain for most of the morning. We stopped at St. Croix Island International Site that commemorates a French settlement on the island that failed miserably. We did have a nice talk with the site manager there and she loaned us an umbrella to take on the interpretive walk. We enjoyed that small site even with all the rain. We drove the scenic routes on our way to Acadia NP and made a couple of stops just for fun. One was at Jasper Beach, we think we found ... read more
Ferry to Black's Harbor
St. Croix Historical Site
St. Croix International Site

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 10th 2013

After two days of travelling from Canada to USA it was time to stay in one place if only for one day. The New Brunswick area was awash with rain and the driving was difficult nearly had to stop due to visibility. The journey the following day into Maine was slow due to back road route. It was supposed to be a coastal route of outstanding beauty. Not much beauty to me . Last evening the Maine Lobster meal was very good, much better than the one I had many years ago in Vegas. The soft shell lobster was succulent and very tasty. The Blueberry pie was tasty but not in my diabetic diet. Today we woke to find that bad weather is moving across USA and on its way to Maine. So an early start ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Portland August 31st 2013

Nova Scotia - and New England travel. Saturday 31st August . We started our journey from Terminal 5 at Heathrow, such a modern airport with plenty of space and apparently a lack of people. Our flight was by British Airways to Boston Massachusetts.... read more

North America » United States » Maine » York August 13th 2013

Took a three day trip to York Beach Maine with my brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, and my mom. The weather was perfect for the entire three days. Highs in the mid 70's and lows in the mid to upper 50's at night. York Beach is about 20 miles into Maine and has been a summer vacation destination for my family for years. We went up on Sunday August 4th and stayed thru Wednesday the 7th. Went to the flea market in Londonderry New Hampshire on our first day so the women could do some purse shopping. New Hampshire as well as New York are really cracking down on the selling of knock-off purses so the selection this year was nil. We checked into our hotel in the afternoon and headed to ... read more
York Beach Maine
York Beach
What a good looking bunch

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor August 9th 2013

What a lazy easy day for us. We woke up to pouring rain and thunder. The lightening started soon after and the kids thought it was great. All day long it has done nothing but pour rain...I feel like I am on the Oregon Coast except that it isn’t as beautiful. We decided that Theo needed a jacket since he forgot his and headed to downtown Bar Harbor. We were lucky we made it there early as we came back later and it was wall to wall people. We were able to get him a hooded jacket and left for Acadia National Park. Our first stop was Sand Beach. The only sand beaches this far north on the eastern shore. We were being blown and rain was pelting us, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ... read more
Lobster Boil 2
Lobster Boil
Lobster Roll

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
More wires

North America » United States » Maine August 8th 2013

More photos at: Picasa url=https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xfvNfJbcqkYSGaO4453tCNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkimg=https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YwCz8c26JPE/UhqxpagoxwI/AAAAAAAAB54/SYiLXy9rPFw/s288/image110.jpg I'd been lucky so far this trip, but the rain finally caught up with me today. This made my visit to Acadia National Park somewhat shorter and wetter than originally planned. I drove the loop road and took some pictures when visibility allowed, but I didn't do any hiking.... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor August 8th 2013

We left early today knowing we had a long drive in front of us. We had planned to stop at a local maple sugar farm to see how it was done and get some pure maple syrup. I found a place on the internet that looked exactly like what we were looking for. I plugged in the coordinates on the GPS and off we all went. When we arrived at Morse Maple Farm, no one else was there. We went in and watched a 15 minute video on how they get the sap that Mr Morse narrated. What a character he was! They had a sign posted saying there were “cuss” words in the video that may not be appropriate for young children..well I immediately sent mine out. Mr Morse told the story so well we ... read more
New Hampshire
Vermont
Morse Maple Farm VT 1

North America » United States » Maine July 29th 2013

Today we journeyed from Cape Cod to Bangor ME. We made a choice to front load our trip with some long, highway days so we could relax for the rest of the trip. When we set out at 8 am, we expected to encounter rain off and on all day. We lucked out. The rain held off and we even had some sunshine. On Rt 95 below Boston, we happened upon a car with Tim and Anna, some friends and Anna's mom. This wasn't planned and we certainly did not expect to meet them on the road. Too funny. We loved riding through the Big Dig, the tunnel under Boston. Riding through on a motorcycle made me feel like I was in thr Tron movie! Once we reached Portland ME, we both relaxed. We started seeing ... read more

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




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