Sunday, May 29, 2016

Maine in May - 2016

We arrived here at Wassamki Springs Campground on May 1st.  It's been a family-owned campground for 45 years.  They have about 300 campsites with many scheduled family activities.  Linda works in the office, and I'm working in the maintenance area.  It keeps us both pretty busy, but we still have plenty of time to see what Maine has to offer.

We have a nice grassy site with] oak and pine trees in the background.

One of several picnic areas near the lake

Portland is known for it's 19th century cobblestone streets and brick buildings.

Walking trail flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad to the west.

Railroad Swing Bridge that allows boats to pass.  It's been stuck in the open position since an arson fire damaged it in 1984

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach has a number of souvenir shops, carnival style foods, and a night club.
LL Bean headquarters are here in Freeport.  This is the flagship store.  They have 5 different stores in this complex, and they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! 

Lunch at Mulligans in Biddeford, ME.

We thought these 3 little fishing boats looked rather lonely, but peaceful - (Kennebunkport)

While still an active fishing village, Kennebunkport is home to a number of sailing ships.

The Kennebunk River separates the villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

George H.W. Bush's family retreat in Kennebunkport.  The Texas flag flies beneath the US Flag when he is at the residence.