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Sep 24, 2006 - From Pier-Lon to Mi-Te-Jo

Since we sold the house, we have been to Pier-Lon Campground in Medina where we stayed for three weeks. It was quite a scramble to get all the things moved out of the house, get all the things we needed to take with us stowed properly in the bus, and get ourselves organized in our new "home." Consequently, the time at Pier-Lon went very quickly. We met new friends there--Cosmo and Ellen--who were very helpful with practical hints on how to simplify essential living tasks with the bus. We traded our Volvo for a Jeep Liberty to tow behind...

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Travels with Tinker

Sep 18, 2006 - Kennebunkport and a stinky problem

September 12 - We departed Ellsworth this morning heading south on Highway 1, which runs closest to the coastline. Knew that it would be slower, but we wanted to see some of the coastal villages along the way. When we got to Freeport we drove into town to visit the famous L.L. Bean store. Parking was a problem, even after being directed to an RV parking area. We found it full of Rvs with little room to park, but I pulled in and attempted it, scraping the roof of the RV on a low hanging limb. Not a very good place to park. Had to take the...

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Turney Travels 2007

Aug 13, 2006 - Travel To Salisbury, Mass.

AUGUST 11, 2006 GAINED AN HOUR GOING OVER THE BORDER INTO MAINE. OH AND BEFORE I FORGET THE TIME ZONE IN CANADA IS CALLED ATLANTIC. THE BORDER GUARDS PULLED US OUT OF LINE AND MADE US GO THRU THE TRUCK ROUTE, I WAS A NERVOUS WRECK. IT WAS NOTHING HE DIDN'T EVEN SEARCH ANYTHING JUST CALLED IN OUR PLATES. BACK ON RT. 9 IN MAINE TO BANGOR. BEAUTIFUL ROAD ONLY 2 LANES. SCENERY ON EACH SIDE GORGEOUR AND A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY 63 DEGREES. STOPPED AND BOUGHT FRESH WILD BLUEBERRIES AT A STAND. TOWNS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. ON RT. 9 WE HAD A 12%...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Salisbury, MA

The North Shore, MA Most of the month was spent visiting with our daughter Darlene, her husband Billy, and their 2 dogs, Otis and Zelda, as well as some of our friends. We played a lot of tennis and walked in some of our favorite places. Unfortunately, we didn't carry the camera most of the time to take pictures of our activities. We did have our camera the day we walked in one of our favorite spots: Rye Beach, NH. The views there are some of the best we have ever seen along the New England coast. Notice the elegant homes along the path...

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Jun 6, 2006 - Salisbury State Park, MA

Camping for three nights at Salisbury State Reservation, we got one day of sun on the beach, two days of being hammered by rain & wind. The weather is unbelievable. For two days in a row, we're being jostled by wind & drenched by rain. It's cold & dreary. The sea is gray & irate, covering the jetty with rough waves. It's either a windy, cold, rainy 60 degrees or it's a breezy, cool, sunny 65. But when it's pretty, it's downright pretty. However, in this area we've noticed that most of the people visiting the beach are local. It would be my...

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Oct 19, 2005 - S. Lebonan, ME

Left Joe's at 1:30pm to visit Pam Parrott & Don Leuchs from B76 days and arrived at 4:45...got the tour of their country estate which P & D have lovingly invested their time and energies these last 5 years, now with 4 co-owned Belgian draft horses(Pam's) and 2 sports cars(Don's) plus sundry gaggle of critters(angora rabbits,goats,chickens,ducks,etc.)...and their wonderful "recycled" home which was built from barns torn down around the area(a German fellow did most of it before it came into P & D's possession). They have had to do much...

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Oct 8, 2005 - DOVER, NH

Here you see the house where my grandfather was born and raised. Also the church he attended and where his father was the Deacon. And where my grandfather attended high school. His father, Charles, would walk from his house (it is the 3rd white house at the end of Washington Street) and walk to work every day and church on Sunday. He owned the local mill that made furniture in the town. He was quite a sucessful man owning several downtown buildings in addition to his own business. We will be moving on to Hartford and Mystic, CT, in addition...

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Sep 19, 2005 - Sebasco.... hospitality at it's best

With the dinghy in tow that Monday we made the 35 Nm to Sebasco Resort by mid afternoon. This was a repeat visit from last year where the hospitality of Tom and Martha Cashman provided a three day mooring, and much more. Our visit coincided with the foray north by Kavanaugh and Beppy (Bill's cousin) White to visit daughter Katy's in-laws. In near perfect weather the first day featured an evening cruise to the Basin, a hurricane hole just north of the resort. We finished off the cruise with a dinner at the Pilot House restaurant. As the next...

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Sep 11, 2005 - Home again! 12,377 total miles

Sunday, AM, September 11, 2005 Home again, home again! 10:30 last night we drove into our driveway in Danville, Dad/Ed had driven since 4:30 in the morning. I don't know how he did it - he never got sleepy. I knit, read, typed and played solitaire on the computer. Needless to say, we were happy to be home after that few days of driving all day. Holly Kitty came out of hiding about 15 minutes after we arrived. She looked at me getting into bed as if "is it really her?" Then up onto the bed ! She has not left us alone since and has been...

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Jun 15, 2005 - Nantucket - Day 2

Great breakfast at the Cobblestone Inn and off the to the Quaker Research Library. Weather has turned cool . . . "Nantucket" sweatshirts for all ! Several hours of pouring over the library manuscripts, original documents and photos. Ladys at the Library were great. . . very helpful . . . Lunch at the Pharmacy counter and changed our tickets to the later 8:20 Ferry. Hard to leave Nantucket. A perceived haven from religous persecution for my ancestors; only to turn against them (along with the weather). So they headed off to Nova Scotia. ....

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Jun 14, 2005 - Washington DC and Beyond

Washington, D.C. The zoo, and glimpses of the White House, the Capitol, the Washington and Jefferson Memorial. It is hot and seeing everything with (or without) three little girls is impossible. On the shuttle, the guide, describing the various museums lists attributes, the first two being air conditioning and food. When we are inside the Museum of Natural History, where dinosaurs and bugs are big attractions, it is tempting to not leave. One night, we eat crab at a place that sells these Crustaceans by the dozen, and customers crack them...

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Lois Hits the Road

May 1, 2005 - Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

On Sunday we finally left Maine and headed to sunny Massachusetts. Seriously, I now know why "Maine" rhymes with rain. But then again, "plantain" also rhymes with "Maine", which I definitely can not explain. How curious, "explain" also rhymes with "Maine" . . . hmmmm. It's hilarious how close together everything is in the Northeast. We left Portland, we were in New Hampshire in no time, then five seconds later we were in Massachusetts. Wowzer. While we were at Acadia, we got to talking with this dude who was working a construction project...

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