I heard rain when I woke up and it was very foggy when I looked out. Now a couple hours later the fog is lifting and I can see blue sky and the sun is breaking through, it should be a nice day to explore.
Well we got a late start but we ended up doing a lot. I called the town hall to see about the Historical Museum. She gave me the number of the lady in charge. I called her house and talked to her husband. Becky is also the librarian and is at the library today. She asked what time would be good for us and then found a lady to meet us at the museum at 1pm. So we went and drove around the town and looked at houses. I showed Bonnie the jail that I thought was the museum. Then we stopped at the library and Becky came out to the car and talked to us for a while. Good thing she did because the museum has moved. I had actually driven to it yesterday. So we went over there and meet our tour guide.
|The Tinley house is home to the museum|
|This potato storage barn is yet to be restored|
|We helped put this shelter back together|
The house is an all volunteer project and they have done a wonderful job of preserving the towns history we spent over an hour there and learned way more than I will remember. Here are a few pictures.
|A table full of radio equipment|
|A Radiola by RCA $24.95 in 1926 (that was a lot)|
|The old wood cook stove|
|Original Slate stone sink.|
|And yet another Victrola radio|
We headed back toward the condo but decided to keep going up the Smyrna where there is an Amish Settlement. We were not sure exactly where it was so we pulled into the Smyrna Post Office. About that time the UPS man came out of the PO and Bonnie asked him where it was. He knew exactly and even gave us the address of the store.
We found the hardware/variety store.
|The ice goes in this door and the cheese is underground in the building|
|Looking forward to trying this|
|In to the storeroom|
It was late afternoon so we headed back to the condo. Oh look what we spotted on the way back.
|A small herd of Buffalo (farm raised)|
Bonnie made a nice chicken dinner and tonight we plan to watch a few new shows on TV.
Nice and sunny this morning at least until the clouds rolled in over the mountains. Bonnie stayed up late reading and slept in this morning. We talked about what to do and decided to to take it easy today and take a long road trip tomorrow. Bonnie decided to go into town to look at the thrift shops and I got a couple movies from the office.
Watched two of the movies but I could not finish the third, it just did not appeal to me. Bonnie came back a lot sooner than I expected and showed me the few things that she had picked up. We planned a big drive for tomorrow and then just relaxed and watch TV the rest of the evening.
We were up earlier than usual this morning. Our plan was about a 200 mile road trip. We had our breakfast which included some of the Amish Sweet rolls from yesterday. Then we headed to Patten to visit the Lumbermen's Museum. There was a lot to see there but we limited ourselves to just the reception building and looked at a lot of the pictures, watched a video, and browsed through their books. There is a lot to see there and one could easily spend a half day there.
Its Moose hunting season here and we passed by a game checking station on the way to Patten. This young man shot his first Moose this morning. It weighed 679 pounds and the 17 point rack had a 50 inch spread.
|Bigger than it looks|
|Small part of a large log yard|
|Potatoes ready to harvest|
|Harvesting potatoes is a dusty job|
|A nice little city.|
|Nice views of the river|
We could not drive across the bridge as they are working on it but we did take a few pictures.
|Watching the river flow by|
|Resurfaced road, its a long bridge|
|Over 1200 feet|
|Old time truck|
|Chips and Gifts Hard to beat|
We crossed back in to the USA at the next exit which was at Houlton, ME. After a short wait and a few questions we waved on.
|Back in the USA|
|Single serving of cole slaw|
|Shrimp, Fish, and Sweet Potato Fried|
|Homemade Coconut Creme Pie|
It took us the shortest route but it was down a dirt road.
|Bumpy dirt road|
|Bright red trees|
|Day is done|
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