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Our FReeper Vacation in Maine, August 18-24(Vanity)
click the links | 9-1-07 | NYTexan, LUV W, Ms.Behavin, mylife

Posted on 09/01/2007 5:15:23 PM PDT by NYTexan

I’m posting this thread to share our recent adventure into the great state of Maine!


It’s a Whale of a tale!


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KEYWORDS: awesometrip; freepervaca; maine
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The venture started with LUV W & Mr.LUV’s arrival into Buffalo, NY.

We then went to visit TheMayor and his wonderful wife in Grand Island, NY.
Where we also met DollyCali, AFPhys, and Wheelbarrow. (top middle)

Russ cooked up a feast on the grill and we shared stories and laughs.
I also taught them the proper way to roast corn!
(If I were to say that Dolly was a riot, it would be an understatement!)

The next day the LUVs and I went to Niagara Falls for sightseeing. And what a sight we did see from up on high in the Skylon Tower.

From there we treked accross NY from west to east till we got to the Portland, Maine Jetport and met up with Mylife and his friend Scotty.
A native of the area. Which was great because I would have been lost getting us in the right direction without him!

We met up with Ms.Behavin and we followed Moxie to the cottage after a grocery store run.
We arrived to find a wonderful place to relax and rest our bones in between excursions.

It has a spectacular view! Throughout the week we watched and visited seaside activities nearby.



1 posted on 09/01/2007 5:15:26 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
The next morning we gathered up with many members from the Maine Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders to escort a Purple Heart recipient soldier to a local VA Hospital that was holding various ceremonies.
It was quite a parade with the PGR out in front with their Flags in the breeze and the Rusty Nuts classic car club in tow!

We arrived to greeting fans and waving patients, guests, and VA personnel.

After the bikers parked, they took time out to bring patients to the grounds so that they too could enjoy the festivities.
They may look intimidating, but they are the kindest of souls!

We had a nice picnic lunch and saw lots of vintage cars.

After a short nap back at the cottage we headed out to the Great Falls Hot Air Balloon Festival in Lewiston.

This is where we got to see The Practical Cats play some great tunes for us! Mike (TheRealMr.B) and the band were Great!
We didn’t stay long enough to see the balloons go up because we were on another mission to go lobster shopping.
We made a fire at the B’s firepit and I made some roasted corn. I nearly blew my head off lighting the grill! Yark!
Mr.B demonstrated the fine art of dismanteling a lobster after they were cooked. A fine job he did of instruction!


2 posted on 09/01/2007 5:23:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

cool


3 posted on 09/01/2007 5:36:40 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: NYTexan
Monday morning we headed out on US1 to get to Acadia National Park. We made many stops along the way.

We got blueberriesfor breakfast, shopped at Big Al’s,
had lunch at Bippy’s, and finally got there.

We cruised along the peninsula a bit and got to Cadillac Mountain. where we took lots of pics from high atop!

After that we cruised along Bar Harbor. What a crowded tourist trap that was! Then a long drive back to the cottage.


4 posted on 09/01/2007 5:37:20 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; DollyCali; AFPhys; Wheelbarrow

I am so glad y’all got to meet one another!


5 posted on 09/01/2007 5:53:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Old Sarge
Tuesday was Ms.B’s big surprise for us. A Windjammer cruise out of Portland.

We were the last to board a 10:15 cruise and as we went through parking hell, but luck prevailed.
Not a very windy day so we mostly ran under engine power. But they did raise all the sails.


(pic of another sailboat from ours)

We had a great lunch at Demillo's on their floating restaurant. It was reported to us that 41 was in there too.

Arter lunch we drove to Kennebunkport and took some pics of the Bush Compound.

I got a nice pic of Barb on the dock:

After that we did some shopping there


6 posted on 09/01/2007 6:03:08 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Your pictures were beautiful, and especially interesting to ME. My husband and I are leaving KS Tues. for our first trip back east - flying into Boston, staying in Cambridge for a few days, then renting a car and exploring the region. We don't know anyone there, so it will be all sightseeing. Any and all advice/suggestions on this trip would be greatly appreciated...we plan on doing normal touristy things - tours, ferries, etc., but is there anything we shouldn't miss?
7 posted on 09/01/2007 6:08:50 PM PDT by SandyEgo
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; mylife; laurenmarlowe; Mr. LUV; TherealMr.B; STARWISE; Kathy in Alaska

The Vacation thread is up.

Go ahead and post your pics and ping like crazy!


8 posted on 09/01/2007 6:08:50 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; mylife; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN

WOO HOO! Awesome pics.

So glad you all got to go, and had such a great time!


9 posted on 09/01/2007 6:13:24 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: SandyEgo; MS.BEHAVIN
I gladly defer that question to our host: Ms.Behavin

But if ya can find a whale watch cruise, go for it!

10 posted on 09/01/2007 6:13:44 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: AZamericonnie

pingaling


11 posted on 09/01/2007 6:14:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Wow! I cant hardly add to this!

But I’ll try.

Uploading pics now.


12 posted on 09/01/2007 6:16:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The Mayor; Mrs Mayor

Ping!


13 posted on 09/01/2007 6:23:35 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: laurenmarlowe; NYTexan
Wow! I been editing and uploading pics all day and now I cant find them L0L.

Oh well. This place in Wiscassett Maine is Busy Busy. Best Lobster roll in Maine


14 posted on 09/01/2007 6:28:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; NYTexan

Dang! I missed that too?

Do they ship? LOL!


15 posted on 09/01/2007 6:30:27 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: All
This is MsB's dreamhouse (the red one) I spapped the pic on a schooner tour of Castco bay


16 posted on 09/01/2007 6:33:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Homemade icecream too.

I’m afraid they dont ship. Youll just have to comealong next time :0)


17 posted on 09/01/2007 6:34:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Spapped Castco= Snapped and Casco


18 posted on 09/01/2007 6:35:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan
What a great set of pix & reporting of your vacation NYTexan! But alas, the cropping mouse has eliminated a key person from the first group shot in NY/Grande Island...

YOU!

I will post some of my pix but here is one with


NYTexan, LuvW, The Mayor, AFPhys

19 posted on 09/01/2007 6:36:39 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: mylife

Spapped? Is that a new FReeperism? :)


20 posted on 09/01/2007 6:36:45 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: darkangel82

I got a gabillion of em!

My Indian name is “types with fists” :0)


21 posted on 09/01/2007 6:39:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Wednesday morning I made us up my skillet breakfast (with a lot of help from the crew)

Then we treked out to Boothbay Harbor for a Whale-watch tour.

That was a great time! Here are just a couple of pics, many more to follow.


22 posted on 09/01/2007 6:42:11 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; mylife; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; Old Sarge; Kathy in Alaska; BIGLOOK; All
The first night we spent getting the Texans settled in.
The music romm in the cottage..

23 posted on 09/01/2007 6:42:42 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: All
Hmmm.....Im having technical difficulties. Seems some of my editing did not work and my sizing is incorrect as well.

I will post what I can and the rest will be posted at a later time. I am posting pics out of sequence

This is from the whale watching trip in Boothbay Harbor


24 posted on 09/01/2007 6:44:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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My friend Wheelbarrow & I drove from NE Ohio to see the group that would gather at The Mayor & Mrs. Mayor's home. We were disappointed more were not able to join us but thrilled to hug & talk to our friends from FR.

This pix shows AFPhys playing Wheelbarrow with Wheelbarrow (word to wise, chose your screenname wisely)

Wheelbarrow is a 82 year old WW2 vet & recipient of Bronze star. He has done many FReeps in Cleveland /akron area & one trip to DC to do walter reed, Bethesda, WH correspondents' dinner)


The mayor's Sumo Wrestler Kitty:over 30 pouns of MEOW


AFPhys, The Mayor, Wheelbarrow, NYTexan

25 posted on 09/01/2007 6:45:56 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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One of the guest bedrooms in the cottage..

26 posted on 09/01/2007 6:46:37 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: NYTexan; laurenmarlowe

How do I resize pics in HTML?


27 posted on 09/01/2007 6:47:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

img width=X src=”URL”


28 posted on 09/01/2007 6:49:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: DollyCali; Wheelbarrow

L0L!!

Sorry to have missed yall. Doli Are you in NE Oh?
I was there the week prior to the maine trip


29 posted on 09/01/2007 6:49:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

thanks


30 posted on 09/01/2007 6:50:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; NYTexan; LUV W; TherealMr.B; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; Old Sarge; ...
Mr B and his 1947 UL on our PGR ride the day after the texans arrived

31 posted on 09/01/2007 6:51:38 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: NYTexan

hmm... not working


32 posted on 09/01/2007 6:53:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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LuvW, Mrs.Mayor, DollyCali


luvw..


I am so proud that I did NOT break the pretty glass Mrs. Mayor provided.. and I didn't spill any of the wine on the "dry clean only" dress. I am a big Klutz so these are two remarkable things

33 posted on 09/01/2007 6:54:30 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: mylife; Kathy in Alaska

Ask Ma!
Hey Ma!
Can ya help?
Ms.B


34 posted on 09/01/2007 6:54:59 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: mylife

Freepmail me what ya tried.


35 posted on 09/01/2007 6:55:26 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: DollyCali

What Great Pics!


36 posted on 09/01/2007 6:59:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DollyCali
At the Finest the Mayor told us all about his NEW(well, not exactly NEW.. but new to him) cement mixer. And we saw it up close & he turned it on for us.

Never underestimate the entertainment potential of FReepers....well, what did you do at the BBQ party? why we watched a cement mixer turn!

shown walking in front of the peacock blue treasure is Wheelbarrow, to the left are: Luv, Dolly & The Mayor


37 posted on 09/01/2007 7:00:04 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: mylife

I like your pix too Mylife.Wish I could have tagged along with the group to Maine


38 posted on 09/01/2007 7:01:05 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: All
Ft Gorges


39 posted on 09/01/2007 7:01:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks. It would have been a h00t!


40 posted on 09/01/2007 7:02:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; NYTexan; DollyCali; LUV W; BIGLOOK; Old Sarge; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; ...
The next day we headed for Acadia National Park.
This is the Penobscot River Bridge, gateway to the park.

41 posted on 09/01/2007 7:02:24 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: mylife

The best way to do it is to load them to Fotki, Fotki re-sizes automatially.

If that is not available, somewhere in the properties of each picture are the dimensions. The best maximum dimension is 500 pixels by 500 pixels.

In your picture editing software, you should be able to change the image size, possibly somewhere in the edit menu. There should be a command to allow you to change the picture to X number of pixels by X number of pixles.

Holler if I can help more!


42 posted on 09/01/2007 7:02:57 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: mylife; MS.BEHAVIN

Thanks darlin’...am loving this thread of such a wonderful trip!

Ms B~....the hostess with the mostess!:)


43 posted on 09/01/2007 7:04:30 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks. I just downloaded this software today. So I’m green at it.


44 posted on 09/01/2007 7:04:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Somes Sound, Acadaia National Park

45 posted on 09/01/2007 7:06:22 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: AZamericonnie; MS.BEHAVIN

Ms B~....the hostess with the mostess!:)

Yup!

Thanks MsB!


46 posted on 09/01/2007 7:07:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SandyEgo

Please freepmail me and tell me where you are headed in Maine/New England..
I will help if I can!
Ms.B


47 posted on 09/01/2007 7:07:48 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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The Mayor's BIG & kid/dog friendly back yard.

His 4 teens with a few of their friends joined us. What really, REALLY nice kids!

Here they are also playing with my two dogs, which go with me about everywhere. My German Shepherd Josy thought she died & went to heaven. Kids to play with and a BIG pile of "stick".

As a herding dog (with out sheep to herd) she herds either sticks or rocks. I have various piles in my yard & on our outings that she puts together & heaven help anyone who hurts /bothers her sheep (sticks or rocks). She was pretty excited to see Rus' pile of sticks & he didn't growl at her when she got into it.


48 posted on 09/01/2007 7:09:04 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: mylife; AZamericonnie

Awwww..
Thanks, you two!
*HUGS*
Ms.B


49 posted on 09/01/2007 7:09:50 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: WestCoastGal; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; GRRRRR; steveegg

Ping to my missing in action from NASCAR threads report.


50 posted on 09/01/2007 7:10:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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