preparing for maine

or should maine prepare for us?

I have taken out any books from the library I can get my grubby hands on. We’re going to L L Bean and that’s about all we’ve totally confirmed (I can’t help it, I need to go there. When I was five they had a fish named PENNY. While that fish is long gone I want to go more for the thrill of that memory than anything else, including finding E a new backpack). I’m going to do my best to visit Spunky Eclectic (who has wheels) [I’m eying the Fricke folding single treadle the most at the moment, even though I’m unsure about the delta; HitchHiker is a close second].

We’re also thinking of going whale watching (something I’ve not done in 16 years, and I found that E never has!), taking a short rail trip, and we’re not sure what else yet — it’s ONLY a week. I think we’re going to try to cram the bikes in the trunk. Really makes me wish we had ones like Squid.


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5 Replies to “preparing for maine”

  1. You can get a trunk bike-rack pretty inexpensively … says the woman who is sitting with a bike in a hotel room (and 3 in the car).

  2. We own a bike rack, two actually. We are not comfortable with the bikes on them. They fit in the trunk and there is still a little room left over. ;)

  3. You’re going to have fun no matter what you do.

  4. Whale watching sounds like so much fun. Don’t forget to take a camera to share pictures. :)

    It sounds like a great trip to prepare for. :)

  5. I’m not sure how far into Maine you’re planning on going [since Freeport is still pretty far south.] Hussey’s General Store in Windsor is a hoot, but a little out of the way depending on where you’re headed. I have to admit we never spent a ton of time in southern Maine but if you’re heading up the coast towards Bar Harbor, I certainly know a bunch about that area. The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor is pretty neat: And the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is really neat. And, if you drive around to the high/middle school you could see a much changed version of where I went to school from 6th through 10th grades. Anyway, I could probably give you a million more places to see further downeast, but if you’re not going any farther in than Freeport, they won’t help too much. ;)

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