S: MAINE 2009
FC: MAINE WITH FRIENDS OCTOBER 2009
1: Ken & I started in early 2008 planning this trip to Maine. We were going with the Lohrmans, the Warrens, and the Wickers. Ken and I flew out a few days early to stay and visit with Debbe and Robin at their home in Lincolnville, Maine. It is about 15-20 minutes north of Camden, right on the water. The Wickers and the Warrens drove out to Maine and the Lohrmans flew in a couple days after we did. We rented a house right on the beach in Lincolnville, Maine. It was actually two apartments on top of each other. The Bacons and Lohrmans stayed on the top floor and The Warrens and Wickers stayed on the bottom floor. This was our home base for the next week as we traveled up and down the coast of Maine sightseeing and shopping. Lots of fun, beautiful sights, great shopping and wonderful food.
2: D | Debbe Debbe & Robin's house Lincolnville, Maine
3: A walk across the road onto the beach, then down the road we took a ride on a ferris wheel. What a beautiful place to wake up to each morning.
4: The Warrens & Wickers arrived in Lincolville so they came over to Debbe's for supper
5: Paul, Robin and Rowan came for supper too!
6: DOWNTOWN CAMDEN
7: OWL'S HEAD LIGHTHOUSE IN ROCKLAND
8: We left Rockland and went back to Robin & Debbe's. We sat by the firepit & visited. Sharon & Candi made enchiladas for supper | Debbe's Studio
9: The Whale's Tooth Beach House Bacons & Lohrmans upstairs, Warrens & Wickers downstairs
10: Tuesday October 6 We all got up at 4:30am to drive up to Bar Harbor. We had reservations to ride "The Cat" over to Nova Scotia. It was a three hour ride. "The Cat" holds 775 passengers. We ate breakfast aboard, played some slot machines | napped, and of course we shopped. It was surprising how sick a lot of the passengers were. We were very fortunate that none of us got sick. Once in Canada we had to go through customs then we boarded a bus for a 2 1/2 hour tour of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
12: Eglise Ste-Anne Church located in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau , 15 minutes outside of Yarmouth. It was founded in 1799 and is the oldest parish on mainland Nova Scotia. It was beautiful.
13: We had a short lesson on lobsters when "Calvin" our tour guide took us to his lobster boat. This is a picture of a blue lobster but they also come in greenish-brown, red and white. All lobsters turn red when cooked.
14: We walked around a farm area in Yarmouth then headed back to the bus. We rode "The Cat" back to Bar Harbor then had a long ride back to Lincolnville.
15: EVERY morning we woke up to see the sunrise from our beach house. God paints the most beautiful pictures for us to enjoy.
16: We spotted this lobster sculpture in Rockland on our way to the Lighthouse Museum
18: The picture to the right is Owls Head. The other three are of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
19: We went on a tour of tBrooklin Boat Yard where nephew Paul works. It was really interesting seeing the builders in action> The boats ar beautiful
22: We left the boat yard and headed back to Lincolnville. We saw a lot of things on the trip back starting with this bridge. We got out to stretch .
23: Doris, Bob, Candi, Sharon & Gary | Deb went seashell hunting | We did a little exploring | There were some men kayaking.
24: Next we stopped at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.
25: The observatory sits on the tip top of the bridge. It is 42 stories high. Debbe, Ken & Linda stayed on the ground and the rest of us went up. Beautiful view.
26: Candi, Sharon and Doris at the top of the observatory.
27: Our next stop was FORT KNOX State Historic Site.Fort Knox was strategically located on the Penobscot River to protect the river valley from naval attack. Although it never saw combat it was garrisoned during the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
30: Saturday Oct 10, 2009 We all spent a low key morning relaxing and running errands. | We went to Debbe & Robin's in the afternoon. Robin made fresh lobster, steak, corn on the cob with blueberry cheesecake & BB buckle for dessert. A great Maine experience!
32: We sat out by the "studio" in the backyard before supper enjoying the fire. We all came back out side later and even enjoyed a short game of duck, duck, goose. Robin did trip and fall over a wood pile so we stopped the game. Great night together.
34: Sunday Oct 11 Lohrmans went to church then we all met at Whales Tooth for brunch. Wickers went off on their own. The other six of us went to Camden Hills State Park....oh what a view! It was breathtaking.
35: Our last day we all went to breakfast in Belfast at a local place called Dudley's. Shopped and explored
36: GOOD BYE DEBBE & ROBIN GOOD NIGHT MAINE!