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North America » United States » Maine » Monhegan Island April 15th 2013

Since Monhegan is the only place I've been lately, I can add a few pics here.... read more

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

So, once upon a time, we started this roadtrip, which I call “url= in a Disposable Car“. As mentioned, the plan was to drive one way, from Calgary to Halifax, Nova Scotia, through the United States, and then fly home. BUT the car only made it to Omaha, Nebraska. We rented a car at the Omaha airport, but since we had no intention of returning it to the pick-up location, we weren’t allowed to drop-off the car in Canada. So, we immediately came up with a Plan B (or C or D), which was: we’ll drive the car to Bangor, Maine, and then catch the Greyhound Bus, from Bangor to Bar Harbor, and then, from Bar Harbor, we’d take the ferry to Yarmouth, Nova Scot... read more
Harbor view from Restaurant
Charterdeck Restaurant
CAT ferry

North America » United States » Maine » Camden October 26th 2012

Camden is a lovely little town with a stream running through it -- behind buildings, under buildings -- ending in a pond which then cascades down rocks into the bay. We came across Camden two years ago just as the town was launching its annual Camden Windjammer Festivalin the Camden Harbor, a celebration of Maine's windjammer fleet. We were enchanted by the place. So we revisited Camden this fall and found it just as delightful. By the way, we returned home this past Sunday night. As the bills are now paid and the laundry done and all that stuff that piles up when one travels for six weeks completed, I'm now back to sending photo blogs of what we saw on our trip. They're not in any sequence; for instance, we were in Camden before we ... read more
the holding pond
the stream running into the bay
the bay

North America » United States » Maine » Portland October 19th 2012

Good morning Portland. So the day was overcast but we still had a full schedule and most of it was driving, so it wasn't too much of a problem. It is a neat little town. We did not get to see much of it on the drive in the previous night. There are some cruise ships docked across the street from the hotel. Those are some big boats. Don't forget to get more of the visit to Portland at this blog. (Link to follow). Maine Beer Company, Portland, Maine Unfortunately, we were unable to get an official tour here. We arrived at 10 A.M. but the tour was at 2 P.M. But a tour wasn’t really needed here. The gift shop had a window that looked right out on to the production floor, so we ... read more
Bull Jagger
Rising Tide

North America » United States » Maine » Biddeford October 18th 2012

Whew, 22 hours transit time is a long poke, especially when it starts at 5:30 a.m., so you aren't able to sleep for the long leg across the Pacific! Looking back, it is all a blur of airplane meals (six of them?) and movies. The best I saw was The Joy Luck Club, culturally appropriate for a trip from China. But here we are back in Maine, having been picked up at the airport by Erika. We find that in our absence Dayton was in the news for having a domestic shooting incident and a 4.0 earthquake. Good thing we were away in the relative safety of China. Now we are reveling in having (1) western bathrooms, (2) drinkable tap water, (3) sheets on the bed as opposed to hot comforters, and (4) peanut butter. We're ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor October 10th 2012

Well, here we are in Maine. When we crossed the boarder they took away my tomato's, and grapefruit. Apparently you can't enter the states with some fruits and vegetables from another country, even Canada. The couple we met at our last Canada campground are joining us for a Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, yep Turkey (on the BBQ) and all the dressings. We stayed here for 3 days and had a look around the country. By the way Bar Harbor is pronounced "Ba Haba". We had some interesting conversations because of the accent. Then we travelled west across Maine to Bangor and into New Hampshire. Our first campground being in the White Mountains (in the Appalacians). Scenery was great and we seem to be following the fall colours as we go along. We were going to go into ... read more
Santa Village
New Hampshire
NH House

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
gorgeous maple
Photo 4
Pennelope's spot

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 30th 2012

Acadia was the first National park east of the Mississippi and is the most visited National Park. I am very happy that we came here during the shoulder season when it was far from its summer hustle, bustle, and crowds. The campground we were at is was a large campground and was perhaps a quarter full. We did the normal touristy stuff. We walked the streets of Bar Harbor while we decided where to eat, we drove the scenic road of Acadia and stopped to see the different sites and exhibits, we took pictures from the top of Cadillac Mountain and I bought some fabric to commemorate our visit. Additionally we made a side trip into Ellsworth to shop at the LL Bean outlet. I lucked out and was able to buy a pair of jeans ... read more
George at the top of Cadillac Mountain
View from the top of Cadillac Mountain
Another beautiful view

North America » United States » Maine » Hancock September 27th 2012

Hi, All -- Here are some photos taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast of the US and the first place touched by the sun each day in our country. On this trip we've been on the top three times to watch the sunset. In past trips, we've also watched the sun come up and seen the stars late at night. As sunset draws near, we've found that you have to find a spot where you can see the horizon -- so you can see the sun go down -- and then stick to that spot with a degree of firmness. And if you look around, you see determined looking people standing in little bunches on rocks with horizon views with their camera on the ... read more
looking for a spot

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