Day 153 - Helicopter Attack

Trip Start May 19, 2008
Trip End Nov 08, 2008

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KOA Saco, Maine

Flag of United States  , Maine
Saturday, October 18, 2008

When we checked in yesterday the ladies in reception had insisted that we should try the Merry Moose, the little log cabin in the grounds of the site that served pancakes and waffles for breakfast. So we wandered down there and put in our order for blueberry pancakes. A word of warning if you visit this KOA! The pancakes are huge! About 8 inches in diameter and about half an inch thick! And so a portion of two pancakes to share was more than enough to stuff us silly. We sat and ate them in big wooden chairs next to the camp fire that was burning away in an attempt to stave off the chill of the autumn morning.

As the site is really nice and well cared for, even at this late stage of the season, we had decided to stay for another night and so waddled across to reception to book in. Then we waddled to the phone to call Mel’s Mum, as it was her birthday today. (Happy Birthday Mum!) During the conversation there was the most almighty noise as a flight of military helicopters flew overhead at just above treetop level in a scene reminiscent of that of the helicopter attack in the film "Apocalypse Now". Mum wondered what on earth was going on!

Once we had finished our call it was back in the bus and back down the road to Biddeford, this time to Home Depot for some insulation for the bus. We also stopped in at a motor spares shop for some spares and had a very interesting conversation regarding rear fog lights, or rather the total lack of them in the US. One guy in particular could not get his head around why such a thing would be necessary. If it’s foggy and someone runs into the back of you, you just claim against his or her insurance! Right!!

After lunch, Mel continued to do more laundry and Neil proceeded to take the bus apart in order to fit the insulation that SDCVW had omitted to put back in. Hopefully from now on, the temperature inside the bus will be warmer than that outside!

Miles travelled: 25

Total miles travelled: 14519

Days on road: 133

States visited: 29

National Parks visited: 20
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