No Pictures, too busy shopping!

Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
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Trip End Mar 06, 2013


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Pumpkin Patch RV Resort

Flag of United States  , Maine
Saturday, September 8, 2012

It's another overcast and rainy day.

On to Bangor. We had absolutely no issues at the Canada/US border, all the border agent wanted to know is our plans and if we had any fruits and vegetables. Easy. We stopped in a rest area and ate our lunch. Very secluded. Some RVers camp at rest areas overnight. I don’t think I’d be comfortable doing it. We arrived at the Pumpkin Patch RV Resort early in the afternoon. Lots of time to get settled and then head into Brewer to do some shopping. We bought a few things at Marden’s then bought a few more things at the Super Wal-Mart. I wish that Halifax had a Super Wal-Mart; everything you could possibly want is there, a full grocery with deli and bakery along with the other usual departments. We were surprised at the number of RV’s that were camped outside the store. I thought given the time of the year there wouldn’t be very many but there were about a dozen altogether. Greg and I may try it during this trip, we’ll have to wait and see. While in Wal-Mart we bought the phone we’ll be using. It’s a TracFone, ($29.99) and the airtime we purchased for it is $100.00 for 1000 minutes of airtime to be used within 452 days or it is carried over when you purchase more airtime. There are no long distance fees so a minute is a minute no matter where you are calling to: the US or Canada. It’s a really good deal.

The Pumpkin Patch RV Resort is located in Hermon, just a few miles west of Bangor. It caters to motorhomes and has 75 sites. There are more motorhomes here than what we saw at the RV show in Halifax! When we arrived there were emergency vehicles located near the entrance of the park. A lady had sheered off a pole, affecting the power to the area for the next three hours. In the campground office there is a sign that says if you are travelling to Canada to notify the office. While I was in the office, someone said they were travelling to Canada. The office person said they wanted them to be aware that no firearms are permitted across the border. I don’t know what would have happened if the person had firearms. Would the office hold the guns for them? I dunno. Greg talked to a gentleman that had a BayStar a few years older than ours parked down the row from us and he had some pointers about the motorhome and about traveling. They were from Falmouth NS, and they were heading to Ontario.

Overnight we experienced high winds and heavy rain, effects of tropical storm Leslie. We lost our power for a few hours.

Provinces/States travelled in: New Brunswick, Maine
Driven today: 384 km
Driven to date: 764 km
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