Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bar Harbor And Acadia NP

Sunday: (08/11) Leftover muffin from Famous Dave’s for breakfast. We got an early start heading up highway 1 for a while then onto I295 then a few other minor roads including onto Highway 1 and 3. We stopped at a flea market in Searsport and had lunch at Just Barb’s along highway 1. We finished lunch about 1245 and then headed on to Hadley’s Point Campground, our new home. We relaxed in camp the rest of the day. Lou made gnocchi and meatballs for dinner. An evening campfire finished the day. (GPS: 44.440255, -68.313280)

Monday: (08/12) I made pancakes and sausage for breakfast. We headed off for the day in Bar Harbor walking the village and shoreline. We enjoyed lunch at Peekytoe Provisions, nice fish tacos. Laer we drove down to Northeast Harbor and bought tickets for a cruise tomorrow morning. On the way home we bought a few things at walmart. A nice spinach salad for dinner followed by a campfire. We had to duck under our awning a couple of times for showers then returned to our fire.

Tuesday: (08/13) Leftover pancakes and sausage for breakfast. We drove down to Northeast Harbor and took a boat tour around the Cranberry Islands. Ranger Lacey provided the narrative on our voyage. It was about a tour boat trip with a 45 minute visit on Little Cranberry Island. There was a little museum on the island. After our cruise we had a picnic lunch as we looked over the marina. We then drove to Main Street and looked at some of the shops there. We returned home at about 1700 and Lou and Dawn prepared dinner of pork chops, finger potatoes, broccoli, and baked apples. Yum! We have new noisy neighbors today. Hopefully only a short stay.



Wednesday: (08/14) Lou made French toast and sausage for breakfast. We drove over to the visitor center and to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Nice views on the mountain because it's the tallest mountain on the coast. We had a picnic lunch on top. After that we drove through the park stopping at an arboretum in Northeast Harbor. We then drove by the shore of Somes Sound on our way back home. Leftovers for dinner




Thursday: (08/15) Granola and banana for breakfast. Lou and Dawn went out to do the laundry in the morning. I was busy labeling and organizing my photos. When they got back, we all went to lunch at the Log Cabin Restaurant. When we got home I worked on posting photos for the last three months on the blog. We drove down to the beach near camp. It would be good for launching a kayak. For dinner we enjoyed some pork with sauerkraut and potatoes that I put in the slow cooker this morning. Dawn made some prune dark chocolate pudding cake for desert. We had a campfire in the evening.

Friday: (08/16) I fried up the leftover pork with sauerkraut and potatoes and added a diced ham steak to make hash for breakfast. It started raining after breakfast. Lou and Dawn decided to stay home today. About noon I headed off for a drive and a hike on the western side of the island today. I drove Highway 102 and 102A and returned. I hiked the Ship Harbor Trail at the bottom of the peninsula. It was only 1.3 miles but the views were great and it was nice to get out for a walk. I picked up a nice cookie for a snack in Tremont. Unfortunately for Lou and Dawn I returned earlier than they hoped about 1530. I had some leftovers for a snack on my return. Lou made som shrimp and noodles for dinner. We all enjoyed a fire at one of our neighbors sites and swapped RV tours.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Cabela's In Scarborough, Maine

Saturday: (08/10) We prepared to roll after our showers. Then enjoyed some tea in the gazebo before hitting the road. I managed to find a Dunkin Donut shop with convenient access and parking for the RV so I got my sausage egg and cheese croissant for my breakfast. Lou and Dawn made do with leftovers. We tried to use the GPS to take us to our next destination but it was trying to route us in an unnecessary zig-zag route so we turned it off and just took highway 1 the rest of the way to Cabela’s in Scarborough, Maine. We stopped in Wells, Maine at a Hannaford’s Market to get water, cheese and a few other things. Unfortunately, as we pulled back out on the highway, we noticed a nice car show with mostly woody wagons. Too bad, too much traffic and limited parking to return. We got to Cabella’s about 1445 and disconnected the car. Lou and Dawn returned to a craft show we passed just a mile or so back. The weather here is really nice, less humid and cooler. We spent the night here at Cabela's. Dinner at Famous Dave’s. (GPS: 43.602312, -70.372222)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Salem Witch Hunt And Eagle Spotting

Wednesday: (08/07) Granola for breakfast. We prepared to roll and left the park at 1110. In order to avoid the I93 Tunnels through Boston we headed South on I93 to I 95 then North to Salem, Ma. We made it to Winter Island Park, a city of Salem park about a mile from the old town area about 1250. We checked into our site #12, the best site in the park right in the corner of the marina parking area with views of the harbor on two sides. We were really lucky to get this cancelation just at the right time. We went to lunch at the New York Cheesecake Factory restaurant. The went to the Visitor Center. Lou and Dawn made salmon noodles for dinner.
(GPS:42.526157, -70.868605)




Thursday: (08/08) Lou made ham and eggs with potatoes for breakfast which we had in the gazebo near our campsite. It was a slow morning and I took the day off. Lou and Dawn eventually went our touring in Salem looking for witches. I had leftovers for lunch. I spent some time looking into getting the valve for our LPG tank. I can get one through Amazon with two day delivery but would need an address because there are very few Amazon lockers in the Northeast. And there is the problem of not being sure which one to buy. I can’t be sure until I remove the existing valve, then it would be easy to replace. I’ll probably still try to find an RV shop to do it. Lou made chilli relleno with chicken and noodles for dinner.


Friday: (08/09) Cottage cheese and an apple for breakfast as we waited for the Coast Guard’s training tall ship the Eagle to sail into Salm. It was supposed to pass by our campsite between 0800-0830 but was delayed. It was actually more like 1030. After that we drove downtown and stopped at Red’s Sandwich shop for lunch. It was recommended by a fellow elevator passenger at the parking garage and he even walked us to the restaurant. It was excellent. I had fish tacos. After that we went to the Peabody Essex Museum. It was interesting but not what we expected. Mostly just art. When we closed the museum we walked out to the wharf and toured the Eagle ship. Finally, we stopped at a thrift store and got some things at the market before returning home. As we were driving in the gate at 2115 remembered that the gate was to be locked at 2200 and one needed a card key that we didn’t bother getting. Lucky us.