Boothbay Harbor, ME

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Shore Hills Campground & RV Park

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2nd

From Freeport we headed towards Boothbay Harbor for a campground that we would spend the next two nights in. We cooked up some pork sandwiches for dinner and then played some games before heading to bed. 

Saturday, September 3rd

Today we slept in some because we had decided yesterday that we wouldn't head in to Boothbay Harbor until later today.  We had french toast for breakfast, then just hung out and relaxed/read for the morning.  Jared called a cab to come and pick us up from the campground at 1:30pm to bring us in to Boothbay.  We ate quick lunches and then headed up to the front of the campground to catch our cab.  Our cab dropped us in downtown Boothbay.  There are tons of little shops that we headed in and out of making some purchases.  We also checked out some art galleries that are in the town.  At 4:30pm we had to pick up our tickets for the clambake we are going to tonight.

Our boat for our clambake on Cabbage Island left the harbor at 5pm and took 45 minutes for us to get to Cabbage Island.  While we were heading to the island the captain of our boat gave us a tour of all the islands in and around the harbor.  When we got to the island we were able to walk around the island to check it out and pick our table.  We chose a picnic table out on the grounds that had a pretty view of the water.  Jared and I walked down to where they were cooking the lobsters, clams, and veggies.  One of the guys doing the cooking was chatting with a guy for a while and we joined in on the conversation.  He was talking about how his uncle bought the island years ago and hadn’t planned on doing clambakes when he originally bought the island.  They used to do clambakes on the island in the 60s and 70s and the woman he bought the island from wanted him to start doing clambakes again.  He finally decided to and she gave him all the recipes for the food they make.  The guy said that pretty much everyone who works there is part of the family and he has been doing it for 17 years. 

A dinner bell chimed and we sat at our tables so our waiters/waitresses could serve us our seafood chowder.  Then after we finished our chowder another bell chimed and we headed down to where they were cooking the rest of the dinner so that we could pick up our trays full of 2 lobsters, clams, corn on the cob, an onion, hardboiled egg (they said that they know the veggies are done when the eggs are done), and a baked potato.  Everything was delicious.  I actually ate an entire lobster and the claws off of my other lobster, which Jared ate the rest of.  Afterwards we were all stuffed but we made room for the blueberry cake they had for dessert.  The blueberry cake was so good and tasted just like a blueberry muffin.  Sharon and I ate half of ours and saved the rest for breakfast tomorrow.  We also took home some leftover clams so that Jim could eat them tomorrow night with dinner.  When we were all finished we were the last people to board the boat back to Boothbay.  It was a shorter ride back since we weren’t touring the harbor. 

When we got back to Boothbay we called for a cab to come and get us and take us back to the campground.  We were all so stuffed that we didn’t feel like doing anything when we got back to the campground.  Jim and Sharon checked their email to get caught up with the real world and then we all headed to bed.

Sunday, September 4th

This morning we slept in and then packed up the RV to head out of the Boothbay area.  When we got out to the front of the campground we decided to hit up a craft fair that was right outside of Boothbay before heading out of the area.  We were able to find a spot to park and walked around to all the tents.  There were some nice things, but we didn’t end up buying anything.  We finished up at the craft fair and headed out.
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