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Old 08-16-2015, 04:52 AM   #29
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Linda,

Are you de-trailered? They allow Airstreams. There was an Airstream the first night. They thought Scamp was out of business, They began my looking at a Bambi 16 and have worked their way up to an International 23... continually needing to get bigger for this or that.

This is a friendly campground, always a lot of tenters, hardly anyone spends more than a week and definitely kayak area.

Yesterday morning we went to a Blueberry pancake breakfast at the church and hopped across the street to the Masons to get a couple of molasses donuts.

At the festival we bought some Rayes Mustard. In Eastport there's a mustard factory where they grind seeds between really old stone wheels. Even if you hate mustard you'll be joyed by the process..they give tours and make all kinds of mustard. We bought some and came home and had a couple of hotdogs,,what kids we are...
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:36 AM   #30
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Blueberry weekend.

On the Blueberry farm tour we bought a quart of maine wild blueberries ($5). There are a zillion tiny blue berries in a quart so I decided to make almond blueberry pancakes for Ginny. (Almond because we use almond flour.)

They were delicious though we did forget to bring vanilla though yesterday we stopped at the farmer's market and bought some maine maple syrup. The blueberries were literally shoulder to shoulder and were great.

We've met a lot of people who treat Machias like many people treat FL, the reverse of escaping the winter. We met two authors from Alabama yesterday who come here every summer. Coastal property is relatively inexpensive and plentiful with reasonably sized homes, you know the kind most of us grew up in, ones with no hide outs except the barn.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:41 AM   #31
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Man! All this talk of blueberries, wonderful campgrounds and festivals makes me want to visit Maine....oh, right. I was just told I've lived here almost my entire life. Funny thing is, I never heard of Sunset Point, or the blueberry festival or such till Norm's post. I guess we have been too busy trying to camp OUT of the state. Primarily in NH...The only places north or east of Portland we have camped is Lily Bay SP, Camden Hill SP and the Bar Harbor Campground.

I guess it's always the case where a person takes what they have for granted, while other people seem to appreciate so much more. Maybe when we get our new trailer next summer, we will have to explore more of the Great State of Maine...
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:11 AM   #32
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Hi Norm,No, I'm not de-trailered but its hard to get my husband to go as much as I would like to go! So, i thought if I had a lightweight fiberglass trailer I could go on my own, mostly in MN, WI and nearby places. I also love to ride bike and he doesn't like it like I do. I am a teacher and so am off in the summer but my husband is still working.
The Blueberry fest sounds wonderful! Last year we picked organic blueberries at a farm near Bayfield ,WI in August. That is a beautiful place to visit, especiially the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. We used to camp there every summer for a week. I would love to see that mustard ground too, love mustard. I'm getting hungry...


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Perfect evening!
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #34
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Linda and Nathan,

There's no doubt that working can kill you, at least exhaust you. I was a fanatical worker once we hit the road not so fanatical. One issue I often see is the difference between partners relating to travel. Ginny and I talked about it a little on the way home and how we have managed it.

As to local travel particularly Maine travel, we considered retiring to Northern Maine and made offers on a couple of houses and looked at many more. Northern Maine is a little like Newfoundland. It can be a very quiet. We have the Maine Delorme book and have driven down practically every coastal road. Actually my son and I were looking at property along the coast again last night. Since it's relatively economically depressed prices are quite reasonable.

As to working, a number of members have suggested that I should write a book. One member went a little further and suggested a title: Musing on the Road. AS well she suggest that I develop a habit of writing every day. Today is day 1. I get up at 5"30 AM and make the coffee, followed by my exercises and then I sit down to write. Her suggestion was 15 minutes a day as a start. Today I wrote for a comfortable 2,193 words
before day interrupted my writing. It was fun and a nice way to express one self, 'talking to a mysterious listener'.

Thanks to all the people who suggested it, Ginny does all the time and particularly for a title, that I found a'Musing'.

There's always something new around the corner.
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Man! All this talk of blueberries, wonderful campgrounds and festivals makes me want to visit Maine....oh, right. I was just told I've lived here almost my entire life. Funny thing is, I never heard of Sunset Point, or the blueberry festival or such till Norm's post. I guess we have been too busy trying to camp OUT of the state. Primarily in NH...The only places north or east of Portland we have camped is Lily Bay SP, Camden Hill SP and the Bar Harbor Campground.

I guess it's always the case where a person takes what they have for granted, while other people seem to appreciate so much more. Maybe when we get our new trailer next summer, we will have to explore more of the Great State of Maine...
Nathan, There are at least two Maines. SOmeone said to me that southern Maine is the Disney Maine. SInce we have a place in FL I don't know if I'd equate it to Disney but it is dramatically different from Northern Maine. I much prefer the north.

Florida is like that. Few people know our FL. We're the Florida of cattle, oranges and wild hogs. Our town abounds with dirt roads. It's nothing like tourist Florida. I seriously doubt we'd ever live in tourist FL.

I suppose I'm a country boy and Ginny is just happy to sit nearby and relax with a book and the tides.

You will not be disappointed it you visit the blueberry festival. Be sure to go to the nightly performance. We were amazed by the number of people who were from 'away'. Who spend the summer there like people spend the winter in FL. No where near the same quantity, but people seeking the quiet, the recharging that way back Maine can provide.

It took me two decades to get Ginny to the Festival, on the way home she told me we're going next year.

If you get their and camp at Sunset Point be sure to order the Lobster, and to go to a rather 'not looking to good' Scovils Mill Side dining on Route 1 in Harrington center (?) and order the seafood platter. We've done it twice, each time splitting one and at the same time feeling we need a third person, just too much good fried food. Remember it's OK to sin once in a while.

Safe Travels Nathan
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