Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Went through Mexico and Peru

Carmel, Maine High 75 Low 55

Today we drove through Mexico and Peru, Maine that is. We moved to Carmel, Maine which is close to Bangor. We are staying at the Shady Acres RV Park.

It is a small Park and we both got a kick out of their swimming pool. This picture is what it is.

We have been trying to get a sunset picture, but this is all we could get. It is nothing like Arizona sunsets.

We got to see Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. The large statue is by a visitor center at Rumford. We also got to see a pretty waterfall. There is an old water wheel at the visitor center.

We had an uneventful trip to here. We will be staying until the weekend is over.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More Sight Seeing

Hanover, Maine High 72 Low 50

We went sight seeing today, but I forgot to put some pictures on the post a couple of days ago. Cindy wanted them. We went to Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire. They have a very large store, with a room full of closeouts. We did buy a couple of quilt kits at a good discount. Cindy has been getting their catalog for a long time, and since we were so close, she couldn't resist going there.

One section had quilts for sale, and we saw one for over 1500 dollars.

Today we went a little way from the RV Park and got to see a covered bridge. The road bi-passes the bridge and traffic is not allowed through. It was built in 1872.

This is from the RV Park we are staying in.

We also saw some old churches, and several old cemeteries. They seem to be all over the country

We must have seen a dozen cemeteries today.
We then went up to some waterfalls we had been told about. There were a lot of people there with kids playing in the water. While we were walking, we noticed a small snake. Cindy is terrified by snakes and when she saw it, she wouldn't take her eyes off of it, and walked very carefully around it

The kids were having a good time.
On the way back e noticed a bakery stand with all the goods on the honor system. No one was to be seen, and there was a sign that said place money in the box.
We also saw a sign that made us feel like we were back in Alaska, but the road looks worse than it really was.

We are not far from the New Hampshire boarder and tomorrow we move to about the center of Maine.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Littleton, New Hampshire

Hanover, Maine High 79 Low 59

We went to Littleton, new Hampshire to see some of the old buildings. There are many churches with one we looked at built in 1875.


We had read about a candy store that bragged the longest candy counter in the world. It is 112 feet long filled with jars of every kind of candy imaginable.

 Most of the jars are $10.99 a pound, and the fudge was $13.99.

They also had fudge samples that were very tasty. We resisted buying any candy except for some of my favorite flavors of Jelly-Belly's.

We also found an old hotel that was opened in 1853, and is still in service. They had a list of some of the famous people that have stayed there.

There are some old businesses that were built around 1900.
We liked this brick work. You don't see anything like it now days.

We also got to see a statue of Pollyanna in front of the city library. The author was a resident of Littleton. The library build is also very old.

After Littleton, we went through downtown Bethlehem. We found some more old buildings. We read that Bethlehem claims to be the highest elevation in the US east of the Rocky Mountains. It was settled in 1787 and was incorporated in 1799 and the elevation is 1426 feet and 2010 census was 2526 people. We found an old church that looked like an old castle. we were expecting something much older than it's date of 1930.

There was a place that had welded statues made from what looked like bicycle and car parts. He had several larger ones outside, and had a lot more smaller ones inside that were for sale.

This afternoon we drove to Hanover, Maine and are staying at Stony Brook RV Resort with Passport America.

Thanks for visiting.