Maine is a beautiful state. It would probably be more beautiful if it we could see it through the rain!! In between downpours, we had to replace the tongue jack on the Twinkie. It failed when we were trying to disconnect at Monadnock, so the Twinkie was stuck to the truck. Of course the modern jacks are slightly larger than the Airstream model, and we didn’t have time to order the right size. So Robbie donned his work clothes (meaning his regular clothes that need washing), and filed the hole to accommodate the new, larger jack. It took most of the day, but we no longer need to bring the Twinkie everywhere.
First stop in Maine… a pilgrimage to LL Bean!
Their flagship store is open 24/7, and it puts REI’s flagship store to shame. They have an archery range, trout pond, knot tying station, café, and even an aquarium.
Swimmin’ with the fishies
Oh, yeah…they sell stuff, too. Our main purchase was a tick remover. I can’t believe how many ticks we’ve seen in the last week! Thankfully none has managed to sink in it’s nasty teeth into our delicate northwest skin, but I don’t want to take chances.
We also spent a rainy, blustery day driving along the coast admiring the foggy scenery. After lunching on lobster rolls (giant chunks of cold lobster on grilled bread), we explored the Pemaquid Point lighthouse, immortalized on the Maine quarter. We’re told the view from the top is beautiful. We wouldn’t know.
A room with a view…sort of
But the storm watching was pretty impressive.
Don’t get too close
We took a couple of down days to do paperwork, make repairs, rest, and avoid both the rain and the Memorial Day crowds. Tomorrow we head north again….