Jerry decided he wanted to write the blog this week to finalize his feelings and thoughts about Southern Maine. As usual, we so appreciate you taking the time to stay in touch with us!
Sadly, we are leaving Cedar Haven RV Campground, Freeport Maine. Our next destination is Bangor Maine just over 2 hours north of us. We are sad about leaving due to having had the experience of a lifetime.
We have explored many, beautiful coastal communities, and lighthouses and of course eaten as much seafood as we can. We ate LOBSTA four days in a row when we arrived in Maine. Then realized we would have to get jobs if we wanted to keep eating LOBSTA everyday!
Let’s talk about Cedar Haven RV campground. First the park is built in an incredible forest! We were able to enjoy nice, quiet walks in the forest of the campground. This is a great place for families with a pond with plenty of water toys and tons of toys to play with. I took pictures of the custom carved logs throughout the park. Please enjoy the talent and incredible artistry.
What will we miss? Glad you asked! We are going to miss the seafood, friendly people, ocean scenery, lighthouses, forests, oyster and clam festivals, the laid-back attitude… mmm what else?! “Lilly’s Asian Food” next to L.L. Bean, our go to stop and eat great dumplings and shrimp noodles! HOW MANY TIMES….!! When we said goodbye Lilly gave me a hug!
It’s fun meeting people during our journey. We know our lifestyle is not for everyone, and when you meet people who enjoy full time RVing, there is an instant bond! We share the same experiences, good and bad. We are excited to learn where our new buddies have visited and hear their opinions. Guys talk about road conditions, RV maintenance, fuel prices etc. Women will talk about everything! Then Susan and I will get back to our home and compare conversations. It’s one of our favorite things to do when we meet new friends.
Talking about fuel prices, this morning I was so excited! I filled up Hunky (our truck) with diesel for $4.99 a gallon! Can you believe that? I haven’t seen that price in months. First time in a very long time I was able to fill up for under $100.00!! Our biggest expense for sure!!
Getting back to meeting new people. We ask questions about favorite locations they have visited. If their adventure sounds appealing, we add it to our ‘let’s visit someday list’.
We don’t watch or listen to news and are sometimes surprised when someone tells us about some breaking news event! Do we miss listening to the news? Ha! No way! We both read a couple of online newsletters every morning and trust me, that’s enough for us!
So, what do we do to entertain ourselves? A lot of reading. I read the Bosch Crime series, and the CJ Box Joe Pickett series. I am currently reading the Lonesome Dove Series by Larry McMurtry while watching the Lonesome Dove television series! I am slowly expanding my interest in novels. I was never interested in reading the works of great writers. However, after reading Lonesome Dove I have decided to read everything Larry McMurtry has written. Please share your favorite author with us.
Susan loves to binge watch shows, as we stream everything. Another thing we compare with friends, are the shows we must watch. If you haven’t watched “Dope Sick” on Hulu, we highly recommend it! Look it up if you haven’t heard of it. All about the opioid epidemic. It will open your eyes to Big Pharma companies!
Susan is an avid reader! She reads and listens to audible. Not surprising she reads over 4 books a month on average. Need recommendations for books? Ask Susan!
As we end our time in Southern Maine we are excited to extend our journey as we move north. We pulled into our site today after eating at Lilly’s and met a couple that had just arrived next door. We started chit chatting and discovered some coincidences.
Carol and Bob just came from the same RV campground we are heading to! The Pumpkin Patch RV Resort in Hermon, Maine. They shared their experiences and gave us advice about where to go, and things to see! Just like having a freshly published guide book! Acadia National Park is the number one place we have to visit according to them.
We met another couple who were staying at Cedar Haven for a few days who LIVE in Hermon, Maine which is right outside Bangor. Linda and Scott have offered to show us around the Bangor area and of course share all what we need to see while we are here. Can’t wait to spend time with them.
Come to find out they are going to be close to us in St. Augustine, FL in Dec & Jan. We will definitely meet up with them sometime then. They are people we really want to get to know.
We are going to miss Southern Maine! But, we know we will be back as both Susan and I decided that this has been our favorite state so far. But, let’s get real, we have many more states to visit and we will be doing that starting Oct 3rd.
In the meantime, we will continue to enjoy Maine for another 6 weeks!
Just One More….couple to meet