The Way Life Should Be

Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
Trip End Aug 12, 2008

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Narrow's Too Campground

Flag of United States  , Maine
Monday, August 4, 2008

We decided to leave fairly early in the morning as we had a long drive to our new destination.  We also wanted to try and take the scenic route along highway 1 so that we could see what coastal Maine was about.  We zipped through New Hampshire (we got the key chain taken care of the other day) and found ourselves in Maine.  "The Way Life Is Supposed to Be".  This is their tag line and were looking forward to what we would find, as we read the sign while crossing the state border.  We hopped off the freeway and made our way to Highway 1.  Life looked good in Maine.  There was one quaint town after another.  The towns just melded together.   How beautiful the landscape and lovely the architecture was and we wanted to spend time in each town.  But everyone one else seemed to have the same idea.  Was it ever busy with people milling about and blocking intersections.  Our top speed was maxing out at about 20mph. So even though we were enjoying the sights we knew we needed to make some time.  So we got back onto the "Maine" road.

Five hours later, we arrived at our campsite.  It had turned cool, more like cold.  Okay, it was down right freezing!  Coming from a 92 degree day in Boston the day before and landing in Maine at 65 degrees, it seemed like fall had arrived.  After we checked in, we marveled at the view.  We could see the ocean from our site and the Acadian Mountains in the backdrop.  It was breath taking.  

It was late in the afternoon and they had a heated pool so the kids wanted to go swimming.  We were fine with it.  Clark got the RV hooked, Ellen watched the view from the pool and the kids swam.  They had 2 slides in which the kids took turns over and over getting into the hot pool and out into the cold air.  It was good to be a kid that day, until the inevitable happened.  They started fighting over something trivial and Ellen had to remove them from the pool.       

Clark and Ellen choose to hook up the cable, stick them in front of the TV and leave them in the RV, all the while we took a walk along the seashore.  Audrey was put in the back and Rusty up front and they were not allowed to go into each others space.  We took a walkie talkie with us and off we went.  The view was amazing!  The tide was on its way out and of course it was more dramatic than in Cape Cod.  There were a pair of chairs right at the water's edge (when it is there) that we choose to take a moment and drink an adult beverage.  This was how life was supposed to be!

It was time for the moment we had been waiting for since we started the trip.  The Lobster Pound!  When in Maine do as the Mainiacs lobster!  We headed across the street to the Luntz Lobster Pound.  Initially, we were slightly confused as it looked like take away food, but there was an entrance to a full service restaurant just past the wooden stove that housed 5 copper steaming pots in the back.  We weren't sure if it was a gift shop or a restaurant.  There were tiny plush animals, ornaments, etc. all over the room including taking up a lot of the space on the tables where you eat.  Hummm?  Yes, it was family owned and we were served by the 3rd generation granddaughter of the Luntz family.  The adults ordered lobsters and the kids got clam chowder.  The lobsters we got were just under 2 lbs and the cost $20 each.  WOW!  We both ate Maine Lobster and our bill was under $75 unheard of in Colorado!  Was it delicious!  It was better than we had far.

It was late and we had an early start the next day, so with our tummies full and satisfied, we went back to the campground.  We swung by the water's edge to find out there was no longer any water at all!  You could walk across to the other side.  A couple hours prior it was a large Bay of water.  COOL!
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