Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Surprise Visit

The funniest thing happened while we were in Maine. Some dear friends who summer in Montana decided to take an East Coast cruise. My friend Judy called me one day while we were there in Maine and said, "Guess where we are going to stop? Camden!" So we from Texas, them from Montana, met at the Camden Harbor for a day of catching up. What are the odds?

From Mount Batty.....





Such fun!

Linda Kay

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Covered Bridges north of Bangor

Our next adventure took us about two hours north past Bangor Maine to two light houses. They are so interesting. The first one is the RobyVille bridge in Corinth/ Robyville.






The Low's Bridge had to be rebuilt, as it was destroyed by a flood.




These always make me remember the movie "Bridges of Madison County".

Linda Kay

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lobster Festival in Rockland

Want to indulge in lobster? The Rockland Maine Lobster Festival is the place to be.




We enjoyed a cooking demo from a visiting Italian chef who had volunteers from the audience.



Our lunch in the food tent.

Delicious

Linda Kay

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Maritime Museum

We are always looking for another adventure. We drove to Bath to the Maine Maritime Museum and the Bath Iron Works. It was a fascinating adventure.




Above is an artists rendition of a yacht built in bath which has six masts, largest ever built there. The poles would be much higher on the actual ship.


The restored schooner Mary E 


A little boat ride took us to some lighthouses along the river.




Two large ships are under construction at Bath Iron works for the U.S.



A U.S.Stealth ship appears to be only 35 feet in length on radar


It was a fascinating trip, as I've mentioned.

Linda Kay

Saturday, August 11, 2018

It's not just lobster...

We heard about this amazing place out in the country for sauerkraut. Being of German decent, this should be a staple for me, right? You can see on the website that Morse's Sauerkraut has quite a reputation.









So many items of interest. Hubby had a sausage plate, I had a Reuben. He's not a fan of the sauerkraut, cuz he's a Dane!

As you are reading this, we are now leaving Maine to travel West. I'll post some other events for you to see while we drive.

Linda Kay

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Proud Grandma Time!

Just about to burst my buttons for my youngest granddaughter Kenze. She decided last winter to join the Army, went through boot camp in Oklahoma at Fort Sil, and recently completed her course in Animal Specialty at Fort Sam in San Antonio. She is off to Virginia this week for her first assignment!



Kenze is 5'10" tall, very athletic. She can hunt, fish, and ride horses. Isn't she just beautiful?

Linda Kay

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Shawshank Remains

If you are a Shawhank Redemption fan as I am, you would have enjoyed our stop at the Maine State Prison Retail Store. The old MSP was a horrible place to be sent as a prisoner. There are stories about how the prisoners were lowered into cells in the ground at the end of the day, after long hours of working. Since Shawhank is actually a fictional place, there are probably more than one place to claim the fame. We do know that King interviewed prisoners and personnel at the old prison before it was destroyed and the prisoners moved to a new prison location not far away.  The actual filming took place in Ohio. From both the old and then new prisons came artistic products of wood and other talents, as artisans train the prisoners in these crafts. In the old days they created fine buggys and such, now they create beautiful bowls, ships, cutting boards and a cute little hobby horse we found for our great granddaughter!





More recently, the site was visited by the crew of Castle Rock.

Can't you just picture Andy tunneling through this hill from the prison to his freedom in the river below?
Linda Kay
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