Random RoadTrip silly sign.
We thought the owners of this Boothbay Maine convenience store had a pretty good sense of humor to make a joke of their own "Down East" accent.
I think they probably sold "Lobstah Rolls" there too.
This young woman was working on a boat in Boothbay Harbor. She said I could take a picture of her T-Shirt -- but she wanted to be sure we knew it just meant that she ate it without butter or sauce. I think the Lobster Association is trying to promote it as a healthy food.
Since this was our first time to try it fresh from the ocean, we went the whole way and tried it dripping with butter or with mayonnaise in those famous rolls. Maybe next time, we'll try to go the "naked" way!
We stopped to see the world's largest revolving globe at the headquarters of the Delorme Company in Yarmouth Maine. It's called Eartha.
We watched through a couple of spins as the world turned below us.
This post is linked to That's My World on Tuesday. We are winding up a three-month roadtrip. Most of our posts are about the beautiful and interesting places we visited. This one is a little about the sometimes not-so-fun part of any road trip....getting from place to place. It's also linked to (Not-so)-Mellow Yellow Monday . Click the links to see lots of cheerful yellow posts!
We loved Maine and we loved our journey -- but it was time to head for the barn.
Going back is never as much fun as going! We would be covering the same number of miles in many fewer days -- because this time we'd go Freeway.
And then, just as we left Maine and before we hit the Vermont border, we ran into a massive road construction project that stopped us on the road for a bit. Road construction is part of our life on any road trip. And we're grateful that the infrastructure is being maintained. But at this point, we just wanted to get on the road again.
We've run into quite a few construction projects along the way this time -- maybe because we stuck to the freeways.
It's warm weather again here, but up North, I imagine they were just anxious to get as much done as they could before the bad winter weather sets in.
It's a lot faster by freeway, but not as much fun.
The scenery was gorgeous though-- even through the van windows.
This post is linked to Skywatch Friday. We had beautiful blue skies and beautiful blue water in Maine! Enjoy other skies all over the world by clicking on the Skywatch links.
This is Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. It's the park's highest elevation and provides a lovely viewpoint. At 1500 feet, it is also the highest point on the United States Atlantic Coast. If you stood here at dawn, you might be the first person in the Country to see the sun's first rays. (The sun had been up several hours when we were there.)
The views WERE lovely and it was fun being up there. (But we just have to add that in the Western part of the US, we would call 1500 feet a hill.)
Cadillac Mountain was named for Antoine Cadillac, the Frenchman who was granted possession of this land in the late 1600s by King Louis XIV. He later founded Detroit -- where we had a car named after him!
From the Mountain you can see Frenchman's Bay with it's many islands, Schoodic Penninsula, Seal Harbor, and beyond that the open sea.
This post is linked to Watery Wednesday. Get your eyes wet!
We had heard wonderful things about Booth Bay Harbor Maine and our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. This little harbor city is just a total charmer! It is a working seaport, with just enough funky little tourist places to make it even more fun.
Our oldest son was stationed at the Coast Guard station here around 30 years ago (how could we be so old?). It was Pete's first posting out of boot camp. So that's where we heard many of the good stories about Booth Bay. In this picture, Bill is standing on a walk bridge that goes from Booth Bay Harbor across to East B B. He phoned Pete from there and they had a good visit about this little town and we got some pointers for things to look for.
We weren't able to visit back when Pete was stationed here and I wish he and his family could have been with us now! But seeing it at last was the next best thing.
July and August are the busiest tourist months in Booth Bay. Many of the homes are used only during the summer months.
Some of the homes on the surrounding islands have no no water supply or electricity in the winter.
Even this Church is only used during the summer because it has no heat.
The colored floats in the water are lobster pots.
This post is linked to Ruby Tuesday. Thanks to Mary at Work of the Poet for hosting.
We made it to Maine! Down East. On this road trip we have visited all of the Eastern Seaboard States.
This fisherman's home is near Booth Bay. Fall is such a great time to be in New England! We are happy we made it!