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Old 08-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #15
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Yes the size is manageable and the location is excellent...but...remember you are retired so ownership is a no-no as that would end retirement and your endless travels!

Tell me about your NL caravan scheduled for next year...still trying to figure out what that "NL" stands for...???

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NL means Newfoundland. SOme people call it heaven on earth...

Take a look at the thread. WE have 18 rigs going next May.

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The History of the Blueberry Part 1

This is the performance for four nights this week, tickets $15. After seeing iy I would have gladly paid more. The opening scene is about 20 monks dressed in blueberry blue robes and hoods that perform a Gregorian chant about blueberries...every song was about blueberries and all very clever. It's hard to believe there are that many people that can sing and play so well in this little community.

The play was small town America with joyous people performing... and doing it extremely well. I had low expectations, expecting local minstrel quality. I came away with dancing feet, clapped out hands and a full heart. There is no one who would not love this show, Tomorrow I'm going to check if it's basically the same performance every year.

It's good that we did not come here 20 years ago, because I would have come back a dozen times.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:31 AM   #17
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Tradition

We have never gone to the BB Festival though we've known about it for some 20 years. Family tradition in a sense prevented us from traveling on our birthdays, (except for the really faraway places)mine the 15th and Ginny's the 24th. Finally I said time to break that rule.

We'll be celebrating mine without family. It's been a couple of months since we traveled in the Scamp. It feels great. The kids gave us each braclets that monitor our sleep. They show we slept better in our little Scamp bed than we do at home. Is it the peace of the road? Is it the sheer fun we had last night? or was it the two huge lobsters we ate?

We just finished our usual breakfast and are getting ready to hike over the barrens os a blueberry farm. I'm sure we'll come aways with plenty of blueberries, loaded with anti-oxidants to cure what ails us.

The loudest thing I hear is the fridge's fan. This campground is 3 miles from Route 1, on a virtually untraveled road, though route 1 this far north is not much traveled. In some measure it's about escaping, escaping what you can't control, escaping what you can't fix. There is peace away.

Small spaces are easy to manage spaces. What do you really need?
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:22 AM   #18
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Now I'm really hungry!!...Enjoy!

A friend who once lived in Maine said that the real Maine doesn't start until you get north of Ellsworth. Having traveled the entire coast from Kittery in the south to Calais/Lubec in the north I tend to agree with him. The southern Maine coast is like Disneyland on steroids!

I'll check out that caravan trip's link....is it open to non-Fiberglass trailers or are you folks exclusive?
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:42 PM   #19
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Norm, can you tell us how much that Lobster cost. My husband is having a hankering!
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This sounds like great fun! I am following it with great interest and hope to be there next year with Darling new Husband and Camper in Tow!
We are bringing either the Lovebug or the Eriba Puck out East to Virgina and
hope to camp up and down the coast. Maine would be one of my first destinations!

Some years ago, I parked at Acadia National Park in one of the small little side campgrounds of the park and once on top of the ocean, in a very quiet spot. It was heavenly.

Best wishes for a great trip all of you! I'll be eagerly waiting for updates!
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:51 PM   #21
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We're at Sunset Point Campground in Harrison, ME. They offer lobsters delivered to your rig. Here's our 3.5 lbs of lobster.

Tonight we're going to here a little music and go to a blueberry play. Pictures attached.
Folks you are KILLING ME!! Sunset/Harrington Harbor is one of my favorite places on earth. Those lobsters look fabulous! I am hoping to leave Wednesday for Orland. I'm disappointed that I will miss you, it would be a huge treat to meet you. I will be visiting old friends. You are right at my favorite stomping grounds. I will stop by the camp ground to meet the owners and check it out for when I have my camper. Have a blast!!
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Norm, can you tell us how much that Lobster cost. My husband is having a hankering!
Cooked Lobster is $9 a pound at the campground bring your own butter and fixings. We had cooked some corn with butter before we left and never got beyond a bowl of corn and a bowl of butter.

They were very good. Usually there's a premium for larger lobsters, here it's a flat rate. We hadn't even asked and got mediums...over 3 pounds worth, fresh and delicious.
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For us the real Maine is the northern counties. Yesterday we drove around looking at houses we almost bought over the years. Like Newfoundland, this is an area where we've driven every road. One house we looked at buying for retirement received an offer the day before we arrived. The owner said to us..."Many a slip from cup to lip". If there had been a slip it would have changed oue lives. Instead we retired to RVing.

Ir's my birthday, Ginny's is in 9 days. She loves this period because I'm now older... she likes sleeping with an older more experienced guy.. go figure.
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They know all

Of course Fiberglass RV wished me a happy birthday, however for the first time Google wished me a happy birthday complete with birthday cake and cupcakes.
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Thank you, Norm. That's dirt cheap! Husband Dan hasn't stopped looking at the maps of Maine since I first mentioned Sunset Point to him. He's dreaming! We took a trip to Acadia in 2002, loved it and have wanted to go back ever since.
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That $9.00 per pound lobster price is the same I paid when there in July.
Interesting note on lobster prices...later that same week while staying at another campground (that did not deliver cooked lobster to your site) I was still consuming lobsters! I went to a coastal lobster pound to buy a few. Here in Belfast, Maine the lobster pound was overloaded with customers waiting for their cooked lobsters to be ready for take-out. The price for one 1 1/4 pound cooked lobster was $18.95...I sure missed the deal I got at Sunset Point Campground!

The price of lobster varies from year to year...about 3 years ago lobsters in Maine were selling for about $3.00 per pound! That year the price fell so low due to over supply that many lobstermen stopped fishing as wholesale prices had reached a point that did not even produce enough income to fuel their lobster boats!....good news for lobster loving consumers but bad news for lobstermen who had to make a living!

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Road Sleep

I notice people are almost continuously concerned about sleeping in a small trailer. Climb over beds? Walk around beds? Creep to the end beds? Narrow beds?

This summer the kids gave us wrist bands that count our daily steps and monitor our sleep, particularly the quality of sleep. We used them at home before we started the trip and in a typical night we would get 3 or so hours of deep sleep during our goal sleep time of 8 hours. That is sleeping in our home queen bed. In our 44" wide Scamp bed Ginny is scoring almost 5 hours of deep sleep.

Sometimes I think it's not the bed but rather what's in your head.
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Oh, those lobsters look great! Maybe someday...have to get a egg camper first!
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