Monday, September 5, 2016

Maine in August - 2016

We're wrapping up our summer in Maine.  After arriving on May 1, now it's Labor Day...and we'll be making our way back to Nevada.  We should be back by mid-November.  We made a lot of new friends here, seen a lot of things and enjoyed great food here in New England.  

This is the Smiling Hill Farm where we enjoyed their homemade ice cream.  It's less than a mile from our campground.

We enjoyed a day on the Saco River where we paddled almost eleven miles down the river.  We really had fun, but we were both pretty tired by the time we finished.

The "Old Port" district of Portland is a great place to enjoy good food and drinks.  It's just a little tricky walking on some of the cobblestone streets (especially after a few drinks...).

Old Orchard Beach is really busy, but the water was a little too chilly for us.

The carnival at Old Orchard Beach brings a lot of activity to this small coastal town.

Our friends Ken and Vickie.  We first met them in Quartzsite, AZ a couple of years ago.  We caught up with them again in Salisbury, Mass.  They took us out to a great lunch at the Clam Box in Ipswitch, Maine.  

Ken and Vickie also took us to see the Crane Estate on Castle Hill (Ipswitch, MA).  This was built as a summer home for Mr. & Mrs. Richard Crane.  You may recognize the name when you use a public toilet or urinal...Crane Plumbing...

We took the ferry from Portland to Peaks Island.  It's a small picturesque island with some homes and several restaurants and shops.

Waiting for the ferry to get back to the mainland.
We had to have one more lobster dinner.  We picked out a couple of nice looking ones, and the shop owner boiled them and packed them in an insulated box.  and we enjoyed them at home.  Not bad for less than $6 a pound!!

This is Bob & Jerry...a couple of other Workampers!  I also worked some other great guys - JP, Lee, Bob G and Dave. 
Several of the girls that Linda worked with - Wendy, Judy and Adeline -  She also enjoyed her time with Trina, Cindy, Linda P and Angie.  They are all great and  a lot of fun!

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

It was great spending the summer with you guys at the campground. I'm really going to miss you guys!!