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Westward from Maine

Westward from Maine

Our Maine adventures have come to a halt. An early morning email alerted us of a need to head to Ohio to be with family for a while. The alpaca farm in Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the maple farm in Vermont, the rendezvous with friends, the blazingly...

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Cook’s Lobster House

Cook’s Lobster House

Any trip to Maine needs to include an incredible seaside meal of lobster. A friend in Florida gave us directions to Cook’s Lobster House on a spit of land on the north end of Bailey Island south of Brunswick overlooking Casco Bay. We headed there today for a midday...

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General Delivery

General Delivery

It’s not unusual for people to ask us how we get our mail on the road. For someone doing a long trip once in a lifetime or once every few years, it may be okay to get a trusted friend or family member to help but if travel is a lifestyle, there are better options....

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Chamberlain, the Man

Chamberlain, the Man

Ever since the movie Gettysburg based on the novel Killer Angels, America has rediscovered Joshua Chamberlain. This college professor turned soldier is featured in the story of the Union victory in Pennsylvania in 1863. Count us among those who are fascinated with the...

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Freeport: The Birthplace of Maine

Freeport: The Birthplace of Maine

With various visits with our neighbors yesterday morning it was afternoon by the time we headed north to the Freeport/Durham KOA where we settled in and dealt with the chore of laundry. Today we wandered into Freeport best known as the home of LL Bean. We found...

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Lobster and Late Night at Bean

Lobster and Late Night at Bean

Our hosts, John & Karen had early morning responsibilities at their church in New Sweden where the annual tag sale is this weekend so we were up early to see the morning mists over the lake and to visit with them a little more. Once they were off and we'd gotten...

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The Fields of New Sweden

The Fields of New Sweden

Our hostess Karen grew up here. She and her husband John were married in St Petersburg where they were business owners, raised their three boys, and were important members of the community. But Karen's heart is here in New Sweden. She is part of the community of...

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To Golden Pond

To Golden Pond

We've been consistently traveling east since we left Geneva, on Lake Erie, in Ohio. Today we trekked northward from Houlton, up US-1 into the interior, up to the Crown of Maine. Long stretches of highway through woodlands and farmlands. Lots of potato farms. Spudland....

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Mainely New Shoes

Mainely New Shoes

We'd been talking about getting new shoes, then last night it became imperative. Steve's sole separated from his shoe. We identified a store in Bangor that carried the brands that we prefer so before heading into the remoter areas of Maine, we made a stop to re-shoe...

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Exploring Portland Head Light

Exploring Portland Head Light

It started out as a quest for tea bags, hoping to find a store open in Portland ME on Thanksgiving, but turned into a hiatus in dinner preparations and all of us going to explore the area of the Portland Head Light at Port Elizabeth, Maine. A fun time was had by all.

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.