Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
103Trip End Oct 24, 2010
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Thursday Oct 17th
Was up early and eager to cross the border but first...time of some Tim Horton breakfast sandwiches - yum! It wasn't far to the border and I was in Maine!
It was raining a bit but not too bad so the drive was okay and really didn't take too long to get to Bangor. I got a hotel for the night and needed to figure out my next step.
Friday Oct 18th
I did some googling and found out the name of the street that Stephen King lives on
After stalking Stephen King's house, I headed to downtown Bangor. It was a beautiful day and Bangor is a cute place. I saw the largest Paul Bunyan statue and found some great gift shops. Had a walk around, picked up some pizza and headed west.
Ended up in Mexico. Mexico, Maine! Just over the river from Mexico is the town of Rumford Falls. Driving through I spotted a tourist info centre and...the falls. Unfortunately, the centre was closed but checked out the falls and another statue of Paul Bunyan. This one had a sign that said to follow the footprints to locate Babe the Blue Ox. It started to rain and the wind came up but I was determined to locate Babe!
Leaving here I got on Route 2 west and drove into New Hampshire. Tried to find a place to stay in Gorham only to discover that the US also has a long weekend (Monday is Columbus Day) - the most traveled long weekend of the year AND it is peak foliage week sooo...no luck on a hotel. I kept going west, the weather got worse and finally found a place to stay in Randolph. It wasn't pretty but it was a roof over my head.