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North America » United States » Maine » Portland July 4th 2015

Today we opted to sleep in. Yesterday was such a long day and by day’s end we were exhausted. Since we are no longer young a firmly established in our middle agedness, we decided to not kill ourselves with trying to cram everything in. We did have a long day of walking ahead of us so an extra bit of sleep was well in order. The Freedom Trail Our only plan today was to walk the Freedom Trail with stops along the way to see other sights not part of the trail but easy to visit as they were in the area. Many of you may be thinking of the Freedom Trail in Boston which takes you through the streets of Boston by several historical revolutionary sites, ending at Bunker Hill. Portland’s Freedom Trail is about ... read more
Amost out of pies
Along the Freedom Trail
Portland Observatory

North America » United States » Maine » Portland July 3rd 2015

A BAD START The Flight That Wasn’t Ok, so it has been a very long time since we have really traveled, I mean the kind of travel that involves a plane not just a quick train ride to Philly. We were scheduled to leave at 9:05 pm on Thursday; Jerry rearranged his work schedule so we could get the NJ transit to Newark Airport. Well you know what they say about the best laid plans. The flight was cancelled, and I will not even go into the customer service nightmare I had to deal with that. Long and short of it was our flight was rescheduled to 7:30 am, meaning we had to get up at 3:30 am. The Car Service That Wasn’t The original plan was to take the subway to Penn Station get on ... read more
The View
Portland Head Lighthouse
The Cruise

North America » United States » Maine June 26th 2015

We arrived in Maine a week ago. Maine is a beautiful state with woods, streams and ponds around every corner. Also signs on the highway warning you of moose crossings but we never did see one. We checked out every pond hoping we would see one. We did see several deer with their does following. Bar Harbor is on Mount Desert Island in the central part of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. It has become very prosperous because of the cruise ships (about 3 a week) that stop in the summer and fall months. The town has lots of shops and great restaurants but still has that small town feeling with very friendly people. We have eaten haddock, red snapper and flounder and tonight we will have a lobster dinner. You cannot come to Maine and ... read more
Bar Island and Sheep Porcupine Island
Northeast Harbor
Lunch overlooking Somes Sound

North America » United States » Maine » Portland May 26th 2015

Bonjour a tous, Pour commencer,je voudrais remercier tous ceux qui ont répondu à mon invitation, et qui m' ont laissé un message sur le blog, même ceux qui ont trouvés que j'avais une vie pas facile. Vous avez le droit de continuer, moi aussi j' aime bien avoir des nouvelles de vous tous. J' ai donc quitté Suzanne et Pier ce matin vers 8h. Il était temps, car depuis 4 jours, je relevais mon handicap, pour perdre mes 10kg. Je conseil a tous cette auberge.Rapport qualité/prix imbattable. Si vous n' avez pas les coordonnées, contacté moi. Conseillé de réserver quelques temps a l' avance. La patronne est superbe, le patron souvent grognon, mais comme tous les grands chefs. Le Départ. Pour ceux qui m'ont suivi l' an dernier deviné qui était au rendez vous ce matin. ... read more
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le port de Belfast
Belfast

North America » United States » Maine » Camden May 18th 2015

Maine is without doubt the most beautiful place I have ever been to and we have been very lucky with the weather, not particularly hot, but crisp clear days when the sky and sea are a brilliant deep blue. We are early in their tourist season which is a bonus really. Although some of the shops, restaurants and campsites are still closed, the benefit of going to fabulous places and being the only people there more than compensates and parking is pretty easy too. We spent the last two nights at Camden Hills State Park in Camden, our favourite so far. Camden is famous for its windjammers, old cargo sailing ships that have been converted into yachts and the little harbour was full of them as well as restaurants and up market tourist shops. Most of ... read more
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Lobster Dinner
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North America » United States » Maine » York May 16th 2015

Apologies for the blog free days but we have been very busy in Maine eating lobster, mooching (and I might have read a book or two...). After Salisbury we dipped into Portsmouth and dipped out again fairly quickly after realising it was a bit like Bromley only with less shops. Carried on up the coast spending a night in York, then on to Boothbay Harbour, a really pretty harbour village. We found a great campsite right on the shore and had a very peaceful time wandering about the port, looking at yachts and classic New England houses. The next morning we went to Pemaquid Point. According to the Lonely Planet, 'Along a 3500-mile coastline famed for its natural beauty, Pemaquid Point stands out...' It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky and the ... read more
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North America » United States » Maine March 16th 2015

Geo: 44.9653, -69.1086 It's been a very long, very cold, very snowy winter, the second snowiest winter on record for this part of the world. Our area has received almost three times the expected average amount of snow for the total winter! And I survived staying home for all these frozen months. This was a huge accomplishment for me, one I haven't done in years, but that hadn't been my plan; I had intended to go volunteer in Bali, or Sri Lanka, or India, or to teach a semester in the Philippines, but nothing came clear, nothing was so compelling that I felt excited about rushing to confirm the months I'd be gone, or to book flights. I did pay for expediting my new passport, but that turned out to be wasteful. So, rather than act ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Portland March 12th 2015

Hi all, hope this finds everyone fit and well. So we left the beautiful Niagara Falls 10 days ago to explore the New England states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut) , and while it's been chilly it really is a beautiful part of the world. By far, the scenery has been the highlight. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Vermont, though had to change our route, as we couldn't cross the river by ferry, as it was frozen. Not a consideration where we come from! North Conway in New Hampshire was picturesque with very friendly people and the coast in Cape Cod was lovely to see, more so waliking on the foreshore, it reminded us of Albany, WA. In Rhode Island we visited the very decadent mansion of the Van der Bilt family. It ... read more
White Mountain, Washington Hotel, New Hampshire
Delaware river
Falls in Bushkill, Pennsylvania

North America » United States » Maine December 26th 2014

August 2010 I went on my first journey to Guatemala when I was 14. Adolescence in full swing, dating my first boyfriend, totally lost on where my place was in the world. Typical stuff, but I was far from average. I grew up home-schooled in rural Maine, playing in the woods, reading all day at the library, riding my bike in circles. Basically doing anything I could to avoid actual school work and reality. I had gone on my first mission trip to Haiti a few years before, when I was 11. Reality had hit me hard in the face, knocked me on my butt, and threw me back into my comfort zone where I hid quietly, but reality doesn't like to be ignored. My mother runs a child sponsorship ministry, His Hands Support Ministries, they ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 18th 2014

Today was a beautiful day. A little cool but sunny. We spent most of the day catching up on laundry, etc. Sometimes when you are travelling, it is good to have a day that you can just rest a bit. And, like I mentioned the other day, it seems like there is always some kind of maintenance to attend to on an RV. It is just like a home..it is always something. This afternoon we drove to Bar Harbor. It is really a nice little town. I believe that the population is around 5,000. I think the Bar Harbor area covers about 63 square miles. It has several large older homes. Some of these have been turned into Bed & Breakfasts. The downtown area near the harbor has lots of shops and restaurants. We walked down ... read more
Jim & Charlie
Lobster
Sunset at Cadillac Mountain




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