Saw lots, moved slow

Trip Start Jun 17, 2011
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Trip End Jul 10, 2011


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Where I stayed
Timberland RV and camp park
What I did
Explored the coast/capitol

Flag of United States  , Maine
Thursday, June 30, 2011

We got up by 5:45 as it was already very light out. We ran, and that was about 40 minutes total (part of mine was walking obviously) J  Then we showered, tore down camp (something we are becoming experts at) and left by around 7:30ish.  We drove along scenic 1A to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  We drove through a district called Strawberry Banke which is supposed to be one of the most historic areas in New England, then went over Memorial Bridge which was the first vertical lift draw bridge in New England.  From here we were hugging the coast through all of New Hampshire.  There were several beaches but also lots of rocky areas.  The next place we stopped was the Yorks.  We saw the Old Gaol which was a prison built in 1719, then we parked at Mason Park to go on a cliff walk.  Then we saw a sign which suggested it was a private walk so we turned around.  Next we stopped at Sohier Park which gave us a great view of Nubble Light.  Near Wells we stopped at Congdon's Donuts and got the most sugary cream filled, maple iced donuts I have ever had.  It ranks among the top 3 donuts ever. J  Next we went to Kennebunkport and sat outside the Bush complex taking pictures.  It has been in the family since 1903.  Pretty nice area! Then we stopped in Scarborough to see the 1700 pound chocolate moose at Len Libby’s chocolate shop.  They also had three bears ranging from 80 lb cubs to 350 lb. Momma bear.  Then we took the scenic route to Portland by going down to Cape Elizabeth.  Here we were able to see other lighthouses including Portland Head light, two that I do not know the name of, and "Bud Light".  In Portland we stopped to try to see the LL Bean store but it wasn’t there any more.  So on to the “flagship” LLBean store which is open 24/7.  The prices were as high as I imagined, so we did not buy anything.  We continued on to Augusta, the capital.  At the Capitol Building we explored the four levels open to the public, and saw the animals.  Under the building in a walkway tunnel they had stuffed deer, moose, beavers, and bears showing the wildlife of Maine.  Next I took over driving since I had made Miles stop so many times.  Our next stop was supper at a really decent pizza place, then to the campground.  The campground was not where the map said it should me, so that was a bit frustrating.  Then we did the not so glamorous task of laundry.  Three loads of laundry. Ugh…. The campground is only 14 miles outside of Acadia, so we should enter the park early tomorrow
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