Jerry’s turn this week!!! His final thoughts about leaving Maine! Thanks for joining us!
Good morning, Fans, Family and Friends! This is our last weekend in Maine. (Boo Hoo) We spent two months in Freeport, Maine and 6 weeks in Bangor, Maine. Love it, love it, love it! The scenery is beautiful, and Mainer’s are an interesting and incredible group of people as we have mentioned numerous times in the last 3.5 months. We will be very sorry to leave. We know we will be back, FOR SURE!!
The temperature has dropped to 34 degrees in the evenings!,…brrr! Susan and I are not suffering! Our RV, Madge, keeps us warm and cozy! Fall is in full swing and we are shameless leaf peepers! Mother nature has not let us down! Enjoy the pictures of the beautiful colors of the leaves! You too may become a leaf peeper!
DID SOMEONE SAY LOBSTAH? Susan and I ate our share of Lobster! Turns out lobsters can be bought from and cooked at the local grocery stores. We took full advantage several times! 😊 To say we had our fill of lobstah, is an understatement. Seriously, I don’t think we have ever eaten as much lobster in our lives as we did these past few months. Not complaining! It was the best and every bite was wonderful.
So many thoughts about Maine! We wanted to enjoy Acadia National Park. After 5 visits, I think we did! Check out the videos of our visit! The rustic coastline is a great place to sit and contemplate the beauty of the scenery! Is it crowded? Yes! Does it spoil the experience? Nope! Acadia stands on its own as one of the most incredible National Parks in America! We rode our electric bikes, stopping often to take in the beautiful Flora and Fauna! Sitting on rocks at a Thunder Hole watching the ocean waves break on the shore was hypnotic! Trying to wrap our minds around the number of lobster trap buoys, was impossible! Walking along the ocean waterfront, while admiring the mansions in Bar Harbor was a treat! Great food and ice cream! Yup, Ice cream! CJ’s ice cream shop was our favorite, with multiple recipes that allow dairy intolerant persons to enjoy frozen treats!
We were adopted by Scott and Linda, as we have mentioned numerous times. We are so sad to leave them. They treated us like family. We met their children and grandchildren! We laughed out loud so many times.
We found out that they had not visited the Observatory at Fort Knox before. We had such a great time at the Fort Knox Historic Observatory and Penobscot Narrows Bridge. We were so privileged that they did the Observatory with us for their first time. Fort Knox was beyond awesome and very, very interesting.
They also took us to Dover-Foxcroft, Maine for the day this past week. Talk about a beautiful town. Of course, Susan and I were geeking out at the colors changing! Another cool first for them was walking around Brown’s Mill Park. It was an absolutely incredibly gorgeous day!! We had lunch at a restaurant called Chew 62. According to Scott, it was one of the best burgers he has eaten. If you’re in the area, we highly recommend it!
Scott and his son Aaron acquired this amazing piece of land. I was invited to clear a path through a forest to a stream. I got to run chainsaws and get my hands dirty! It felt good to be doing something productive; not that driving Ms. Susan isn’t productive! You get what I’m saying! It’s been a while since I’ve picked up heavy machinery other than working on the RV and Truck. The land is gorgeous and I was lucky enough to do a little fishing in their stream!!
Susan and I will never officially be Mainers, as we have mentioned before. You must be born in Maine to qualify. Mainers are not shy. If you ask a question, you will get an answer! Mainers are proud of their beautiful state and way of life! When we asked about the winters, we were told, “We deal with it!” Very practical and straightforward! If you need help, they will drop what they are doing and help you! We love this state very much and know that we will have so many incredible memories of it. Trust me, we will be back. We are looking at Spring of 2024. Maine is a State of Mind. Great saying uh??
Right now, our major concern is the condition of the RV Resort we are heading to in St. Augustine, FL after hurricane Ian came through! It’s all part of the journey, some things are fun, and some are not so fun! Not just there, but our plans are to stay in NC, SC and GA even before we get to St. Augustine have been affected. Good news! Our home is on wheels!!
We are heading to Massachusetts on Monday, Oct 3rd, first for one night, then on to New Jersey for 6 nights. We will be visiting new and long time friends and family along the way to St. Augustine! We are hoping our plans do not change. Of course, our hearts and prayers go out to all the people, business, first responders, etc. that have been affected by Ian. We know how fortunate we are for having been in Maine.
Just One More…..time to say, “we will be back”
PS. As I am writing this, my heart is cracking as it is my niece’s wedding day in Northern California. This is the difficult part of this lifestyle being away from family. Especially when flights are so difficult to find. It has truly been a nightmare which ended up not working out at all. We have a family member that is a travel agent who was trying to get us flights all the way up to the last few weeks. What a complete mess. To say how disappointed and sad we are not able to be there is understatement. The number one “con” of living this lifestyle these days. When we started this adventure, we told our families, we would just jump on a plane and be there…..NOPE!!!
Have a wonderful and safe journey to your winter locals. I know Susan has spent a lot of time on planning but as you say change is a part of the lifestyle. Your frame of mind. Take good care.
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Hope you’re enjoying your trip
If you get homesick for Maine and subscribe to Netflix watch Somebody Feed Phil, a fun travel/food show with an episode on Portland. Debbie
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We have watched every episode!! Lol
Your Maine adventures looked so beautiful. Seeing the pics of the leaves was wonderful, but I imagine seeing them in person must have been incredible. Safe travels moving forward.
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So true! The pictures just don’t do the colors justice! It is absolutely gorgeous here. And thank you so much for reading our blog and especially commenting. We really appreciate it.
Your Maine experience has been inspiring!! So sorry that you had to miss the wedding. No way to make that disappointment disappear. As you say, both good and not good about the RV experience. But lots of great ahead!! Enjoy the next leg of your experience. ❤️
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