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Friday, August 2, 2013

we are about eight miles south of rockland  at saltwater farm campground in cushing,maine.  our nearest town is thomaston.  we came here because we saw an article in either the good sam's magazine or escapees magazine.  we planned most of our month on the coast of maine around the lobster festival in rockland.  so we went the first day the hour it opened.  we saw "king neptune" and the princess and sea goddess come off the boat with a pirate that shot off a loud noise which scared phoebe for the rest of the festival making it hard to deal with her so we only stayed an hour. but we did eat the lobster dinner and randi ate raw clams and oysters as well that she said were very very good.  king neptune rang the bell when he got on land and said "let the lobster festival begin!!  it was quite dramatic. we went back the last day as well and ate more lobstor, this time randi got a double (thats 2 lobsters with all the extras)!!

on one of the rainy days, we went to the farnsworth museum and saw lots of andrew wyeths paintings. we were so interested  that afterwards we went to see the olson house where he did many paintings of the olsen house and where he painted his most famous painting called christina's world. i'll print a photo so you all remember him.   he is buried around that area as well. the olson house is in cushing, maine about eight miles from our campsite.  the same day we went into the puffin project head quarters and learned about  puffins.

we spent a day on monhegan island. it was the longest we were away from millow, but she did well, we had the ac to go on if it got hot.. the island was wonderful. no cars. and bikes aren't allowed on walking trails. we took a trail that started at one side of the island and ended at the other. it was only a little more than a mile one way and what a view there was when we got to the end of the trail!! in the village we sat outside and had seafood and while we ate had more of a wonderful view.  on the way to the island and on the way back we saw porpoises, what a treat that was!  and an island of seals as well. it was a wonderful day that we will remember without having to look at the blog!! i'd like to spend more time on that island. there are b and b's and some inn's. but it is costly.

another day was driving to boothbay bay. the drive was beautiful, the bay was beautiful and we passed some fun villages, farm stands, ice cream stands (we didnt just pass the ice cream stand).

took a hike on the breakwater trail, if you want to call it a trail!  it was over a mile long and went to the lighthouse and was just huge blocks of stone that make up the breakwater to keep the sea swells out of the bay.  another lighthouse was seen when we went to owl's head bay state park. but i had to wait in the car, no dogs allowed.  we were here a week and felt like we just had a little taste of this part of maine.  we could spend a whole summer in just this area alone. our next stop isn't far , it will be just south of portland, so we'll do some "urban" stuff too.   see ya in scarborourgh!  love, the fab 4 girls gone rogue!

forgot to mention that we had 2 days that it rained for over 24 hours while we were here.  now really, is that necessary?
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Gail Anderson on

Your journal and photos are fabulous. We just got home from 42 days on the road. The one thing we are enjoying the most is our bathroom. But you carry yours with you! Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Keep the news coming. Love it!

Lisala on

Oh, what a wonderful vicarious thrill! Love your pics, including the psychedelic version of Christina with window reflections! Wishing you some dry days and much love...

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