Ducks and Dead Poets
Trip Start Sep 01, 2006
5Trip End Sep 05, 2006
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We then proceeded to the amusement park north of town. We got there and the biggest roller coaster looked like it might rival the Junior Gemini at Cedar Point. That's correct, the JUNIOR Gemini. We decided it wasn't worth it, so we headed back downtown to eat dinner at the brewery. After more poor navigating by me, we were very lost, the brewery nowhere in sight. To this day I maintain that the map was wrong. Rather than sort out the directions just to go to a brewery, we decided to head north to Freeport and THE LL Bean store.
This turned out to be one of the highlights for me. Freeport is a small downtown area that is made up of outlet stores, including LL Bean, which is open 24 hours, and the LL Bean Outlet. I got a backpack at LL Bean and resisted the urge to buy the monogrammed bag for Elizabeth Richer. It was cute, and on sale, but I resisted. I then fought off shopper hysteria at the Patagonia store, where everything was half off. I just tried to get out of the way. Went to a few other stores, as well, and then settled down to eat. We went to a homey place, and had a lobster roll and blueberry pie. The pie was actually amazing, because it wasn't all sugary gelatinous like store bought fruit pies.
After dinner we set out on our way to Bingham Maine. We were told that this is in the middle of nowhere and they were right. This time I did an excellent job of navigating, even overcoming the obstacles of renumbered exits and a detour in the one city we passed through. The only difficulty came when we arrived in Bingham and weren't exactly sure where the B&B was. We stopped at a gas station for some beverages, and asked the girl. Sure enough, it was about a ¼ further. Vicki left candles burning for us, which was nice.