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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Maine

Today, Chris and I drove up Highway 95 through a sliver of New Hampshire to Maine. We wound our way along the coast and randomly stopped in Kennenbunkport to walk along the beach and test the water temperature (61 degrees). Chris also stopped along the rode for his mandatory bowl of clam chowder. Antique shops settle very thickly along the rode, and the roads in the small towns were clogged for vacation season. We stopped in Portland, the capital city of Maine, and walked through a street art festival. Greta growled at a couple terriers but was otherwise good. Portland was really neat - no skyscrapers or remotely tall building, but it was crammed with unique shops and restaurants. We're back in Belmont now, watching a little TV, and just heard that President Bush is in Kennenbunkport today. Too bad we missed him. I guess now it makes sense why there were signs in the small town protesting the war or proclaiming support for the troops.
Tonight we're having dinner with Tom and Diane (upstairs neighbors). Greta is not invited.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Charlebois said...

I dare you to serve hot dogs for Tom & Diana. :)

11:48 AM  
Blogger Erin Virginia Leckrone said...

Yeah, really. It actually went well, though. We went to a Mongolian-style restaurant. I think we'll do okay with them.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Ron McRoberts said...

When you have time, check out the Connecticut River Valley between Vermont and New Hampshire, particularly between Claremont and Hanover on both sides of the river. Early to mid-October when the leaves are turning is a time not to be missed. However, make it a day-trip, because motel rates generally double during the color season.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Ron McRoberts said...

You probably do not remember the details of when we took you to Vermont. Neverthless, when you have a chance take the Interstate up to Lebanon, NH-White River Junction, VT; then take US Hwy 4 to Woodstock (really trendy and touristy); then take the back roads up to Barnard. This is where the Barnes settled after the Revolutionary War; my maternal grandmother was a Barnes. Go north of Barnard several miles until you come to the Old Methodist Cemetery on the east side of the road. Look for the Barnes graves. Elijah Barnes, Sr., is the guy who served in the Revolutionary War and got you into the DAR.

8:07 AM  

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