Squeezing In the Last Bit of Maine

Gotta Get Everything In Before We Leave Maine

Welcome back to Just One More’s weekly blog. We appreciate you all!

Yes, we are still in Maine!  We have 9 days left as you are reading this.  To say we will be sad leaving Maine is an understatement.  But, we know we are not equipped to be here during their winter.  So, as much as it will be very hard, we know we need to head South for the winter.  Yes, we will be “Snow Birds”.  How exciting!  

We have had the best week!  We are making sure we get everything in before we leave.  Yes, we are tourists beyond words!  

Linda and Scott took us back to Acadia for an unbelievable day.  Since they are locals, we saw and experienced things we wouldn’t have known about.  We went to the Seal Cove Auto Museum that was having a great historical exhibit on women and their influence with cars along with the suffragette movement for the right to vote. Highly suggest if you are in the Acadia National Park to take the time to visit this museum. 

They then took us to Thunder Hole and Otter’s Cove in Acadia.  Talk about gorgeous!  Interesting fact: There are no otters at the cove!  Here is something we keep saying about Maine; the air quality is amazing. The ocean and the skies are so blue. It is truly a beautiful state!  

We had lunch at one of Linda and Scott’s favorite places in Bar Harbor, called Geddy’s.  Great location and great food.  We have been loving the mussels here in Maine. The day was so windy and very chilly.  It was crazy how, overnight, it went from 85 degrees to 63 degrees,  but  we didn’t care!  We were out and loving every minute of it!

Talking about the weather change.  We have our seasonal clothing in storage under the RV.  Fall came so quickly, we had to get the clothes exchanged in our closet in one day.  It really turned quite cold (for us weenies from CA).  I mean, come on, 43 degrees at night is cold, don’t you agree?  As I’m writing this, it has been pouring all day.  We were awakened this morning by rolling thunderstorms and lightning.  It was quite epic! 

Back to our adventures! We also went to the Bangor Police Department this week to see the “Duck of Justice”.  Yep, it’s a thing!  Check out our YouTube video this week and check it out.  Here is a link to go into more detail. 

On another note, a very exciting event happened this week. We had friends come visit from California! Carin and Howard live in Clayton, CA, where Jerry and I used to live.  In fact, Jerry worked with Carin for a few years at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.  When we moved to Clayton, they were our first friends.  We were so excited to hear that they had planned a trip to New England when we were still in the area!  

They wanted to go to Acadia. It was our 5th time there, but who is counting? We LOVE it! Of course, we took them to our favorite hike, The Jordan Pond Loop and had lunch at the Jordan Pond Restaurant.  The craziest thing happened when we were walking on the trail.  We ran into a couple, Kathy and Stan, who we met in Albuquerque, NM at the Balloon Festival last Oct.  Kathy was right behind us and said, “Hey, we met you at the balloon festival!”  OMG!  How crazy is that??????  We hadn’t seen nor talked to them since October of last year!  We are hoping to get together before they leave the area on October 2nd.  What a crazy small world, uh??  

We then took Carin and Howard to the tour Linda and Scott took us on to Thunder Hole and all around The Park Loop.  Then we went to Bar Harbor for Jerry’s favorite ice cream at CJ’s Big Dipper.  I believe I have mentioned this place before. I have never seen so many different allergy friendly selections of ice cream along with, according to Jerry, the best regular ice cream!  Another highly suggested place to visit while in Bar Harbor. We took them on the Shore Park walk in Bar Harbor along the ocean.  It was lovely.  Overall, it was a wonderful day spent with good friends from California. Yes, we miss our friends and family.  

These past two weeks have certainly helped with homesickness. I have heard from some other friends and family that they might come visit us in St. Augustine. I was so excited to hear from friends from our neighborhood in Brentwood, Joanne and Paul, who are coming in February to St. Augustine for a visit. It’s so exciting when people come to visit wherever we are.

We are going to spend the next week doing everything we need to do before we leave Maine.  Yes, that means MORE lobstah!!!  One thing we are doing is going to a country fair this weekend.  It’s called the Common Ground Country Fair.  We are very excited about this.  It should be Americana at its best.   Before we leave we will visit our favorite restaurants, and of course, spend as much time with Scott and Linda and their family.

Can’t wait to share our last week with you next Saturday!!  

Just One More…touristy thing to do in Maine (trust me, I will find them all) 


  1. Carin says:

    Twas such a grand day with you two. Thanks for all of the guided tours and of course all of the laughter. I can’t remember if you have been to NH but our two days here have been fantastic. Exeter is a beautiful historical town and Portsmouth is beyond historical. The Strawberry Banke Museum is a tour of home from the 1700’s and 1800’s all in their original location. Many have reenactment actors. Had a great chat with a fellow at the tavern about the adjustment the colonies were going through after the DOI was signed. 😂 And we had steamed lobster. Hope to see you again soon. ❤️

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    1. Sounds wonderful. We have not been to NH. On the list for sure. I hope the lobster was wonderful. Have a great rest of your trip!! See you next year! Unless you decide to come to Charleston or St Augustine! 😜😜🥰🥰


  2. Karen says:

    Sounds like fun. Regarding temperature changes-in Auburn we went from 111 down to 60, had a week of low temps, pouring rain and starting today a week in the 90’s. I’m looking forward to consistent fall weather.

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    1. It’s so pretty up in your area in the fall!!


  3. Dan and Cheryl Yaple says:

    Love your posts. We too are retired and love to travel. Was in Maine in 2019 but according to all your attraction finds we definitely did not stay long enough. You two are adventuresome and I’m sure fun. A PA follower.

    Sent from Cheryl’s iphone


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much!!!!!


    2. What part of a Maine were you in?


  4. Shenli+Wong says:

    What wonderful travels. Thank you for sharing. Safe travels

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading our blog!!!!


  5. jrjsquared says:

    Must send a link for the auto museum to my fire-fighter son-in-law!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Linda says:

    You do find them all!!(Things to see!!)
    I am amazed at all you see and do on a daily basis. Taking it all in. So great!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! We try. Lol!


  7. Joanne says:

    I love your stories every Saturday. I can’t wait till February to be with you guys and enjoy your journey and the fun times you enjoy in each city/state you visit.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We can’t wait either.


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