The Maine Thing

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Maine is truly a natural treasure — as one of its license plates proclaims –which makes it a vacationland — as another plate states — but mainly in the Spring and Summer. Maine joins Vermont and New Hampshire (and the rest of New England) in shutting down for campers in mid-October.

Luckily for the Travelin’ Longinos a few campgrounds are still open as we make our way slowly up the coast to Acadia National Park. The tourists are gone…but the natural beauty remains.

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In addition to lobster, I’m really enjoying the locally grown apples. We stopped at this cute roadside market today and picked up a couple — along with some other homegrown veggies and a big slice of homemade apple pie.

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Of course we’ve been stopping for lobster every chance we get. I enjoyed a great lobster bisque yesterday while John chowed down on this guy.

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Lobster pie was on the menu today when we lunched at a restaurant in Rockland. It was terrific, but even more astounding was that the young man, a Delta pilot, sitting with his wife and in-laws next to us ended up being related to John! Yes, there are Longinos or cousins to Longinos everywhere.

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