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Odometer reading: 19,975 miles
States visited: Maine
This morning we got up early to have breakfast then took the Island Explorer shuttle bus from our hotel downtown. We had tickets for the 8:30 am tour on the Whale Watch. We were welcomed aboard by the crew from Gilligan's Island! No really, it was the RUSH organizers dressed up in costume, which was pretty funny. Jeff and Marie had saved ...
... able to walk the bar and look at shells and rocks and stuff. Pretty neat. Back to the town and shopped a little. Very quick dinner to make the sunset in time. Sunset at Cadillac Mountain. Lots of people, tons of cameras, we got some fabulous pics here. Back to the teeny, tiny rooms to plan for tomorrow with hot chocolate and ...
... town and harbor. The morning's outing was another gift of Mr. Rockefeller, Jr. Apparently the bar and small island had been a popular walking area, but as part of the island was privately owned a controversy arose when the owner decided to seek local legal protection to block public access. Rockefeller quietly bought up the island and the bar and donated it to the National Park system so that it would continue to be open to the public.
I didn't realize ...
... ring and hook game and met a local who has mastered the art of clipping the ring on the hook from just about any position. I learned how to hook it from my ear, which is actually really easy once you learn the pattern the ring will take. We played that game with several people for almost an hour before venturing to take on one another in darts. Mark was winning in the slowest game of 21 ever, and I was unhappy, so we left and walked home to be fresh and ready for July ...
... instructional card sitting on the front seat explaining how to turn on your vehicle. Otherwise, the Chevy Cruze I have is way nicer than I was expecting considering the cheap class of car I chose. It actually has cruise control, power windows and locks and tells you what the temperature is in the car.
Although I do not like leather seats!