First overcast day in a long time and they are saying rain by noon.
Yesterday we sat at a table with a couple from Long Island, they come here every September she said and we picked up some area insight from her. I learned a new goodbye phrase from her, "Home Safe". I often say Safe Travels to other RVers but this was new to me.
I think we are going in to shop in Freeport today especially if it rains. Well the rain started around 11 and we headed into Freeport around noon. We started out at the LL Bean outlet and then Bonnie did her shopping and I did my looking around at a few of the other stores.
Then I read on my Kindle. I was able to finish Nick Russell's new book "Big Lake Scandal" and I recommend it. It is a part of his Big Lake series. Bonnie visited quite a few stores and left our credit card impression at most of them. We both enjoyed the day. I had a good cup of Claim Chowder at the Lobster Cooker
|Good place to eat|
|The coffee and twists were delicious|
I heard the heat come on in the front of the coach around 5:30 this morning then went back to sleep. It still looked dark when I smelled the coffee brewing, that means its after 8:30. Still nice and comfortable in the bedroom. I got up and started my day. It was sunny out, the MCD shades do a good job of keeping the bedroom dark. The coach was comfortable up front, I have the thermostat set at 64. I opened the front curtain on the windshield and let the sun do its job of heating the coach. Not sure how cold it was overnight but it was 54 when I got up. No wildlife sightings yet. Looks like it will be a beautiful day.
We headed for the water shortly after noon. We found that it is hard to get good views of the water here. We did drive out to the state park to look at the campground and it is right on the water. But no hookups at all. Then we worked our way back toward Freeport and ended up at the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company. They were busy and Bonnie got into line to order sides and drinks. I went around back to the Lobster Pound and order the special two lobsters. We were able to get a seat that over looked the harbor while we waited.
|Our 2 1lb lobsters|
|New use for a snowmobile trailer|
|Quick picture--the smell was pretty bad|
|Here it comes|
|Maneuvering into the sling lift|
|On its way to get the hull cleaned|
Bonnie worked on a table harder and threw in a load of wash. Time to relax now maybe read a little. Oh we did see 2 turkeys today, no Moose yet.
It got a little cool outside last night but we stayed nice and toasty. I turned up the AquaHot this morning and it warmed the coach up nice. I also cycled the back Heat Pump just to exercise it some.
Todays we decided to drive out to the Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Village. It was only 25 minutes away and the GPS took us right there. Plenty of parking when we got there but it soon became crowded. It is not a very big place but the Shakers are interesting. There is one brother and two sisters still alive so this is an active village. You can still join the Shakers after a year long novice trial. They embrace technology and watch TV and use the internet. They still hold services on Sunday and about 40 people attend.
|You looking at us?|
|Heading for the demonstration area|
|Heating up the metal|
|Pounding out a pair of tongs|
|Hot fire in a hundred year old portable forge|
|Main building built in 1893|
The farm is on the highest land in the county.
|Looking down on the 17 remaining buildings|
|Only the Early Macs were ready|
|The trees are really loaded|
|Everyone got to pick an apple|
|The gardens are full|
|1957 Farmall they just got it running|
|Back to the barn yard|
|This was the bottling plant until 1970|
|The original spring|
|First built in Chicago|
|Interesting to have the Golf Hall of Fame here|
|Notice the different colors|
|It was Good|
|Nice and Cold|
Wildlife seen to day, one deceased Porcupine.
Its nice and sunny here at Blueberry Pond CG to begin our last day in the Freeport area. Last nights rain ended before we went to bed and other than a lot of pine needles all over the roof and car no other visible signs that it rained. Its a bit windy and cool 50 but thats ok. We have not made any plans for today so we may stick around here all day or just go into town for a meal. Bonnie was up late (after midnight) reading and so I am still waiting for her to rise and shine.
Well Bonnie got up and decided to wash the towels and clean the coach inside. Thats my signal to get lost. So I decided to take a walk around the campground and take a few pictures. This is a beautiful place in the pines and has some really nice sites especially some of the tent sites. Here are a few of the pictures I took. But first I had to shake out the rugs.
|Our pile of throw rugs|
|The bath house out behind our rig|
|Secluded tent site|
|Privy out in the woods, yes they use them|
|A little left over firewood|
|Even some fungus|
|Nicely space water bibs|
|The Frog Pond|
|BBQ and party area|
|Nice pool, still open|
We headed for the Wolf Head SP area but did not find much out there. We decided to take a ride out to Harpswell Harbor hoping to get some good views of the water. Well we got a couple good views but the roads are mostly tree lined and the views of the water are blocked. Once we arrived at the harbor we had nice views.
|Looks like the tide is out|
|This was Erica's|
|This was less than 1/2 what we paid in Freeport|
|The tank is getting low on lobster|
|An escape attempt|
|Bonnie has the technique down|
|It did not take long to reduce them to this|
|This is the pot the lobster get cooked in using sea water|
|Cleaning up the boat after the lobster sale.|
Its been fun here in Freeport we head north in the morning.
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