My Maine Journal
Our travels have brought us all around the "lower 48". We've tried to zip zag, circle through, and around every state we could. Florida was where this endeavor started.
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Thank you for taking this wonderful journey with us. It has been absolutely incredible.
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Pambling Roads−My Maine Journal
Piscatague River Bridge
Entering Maine on an off-the-beaten path was fascinating. Not minutes after we crossed the border, I was looking out the window at the homes and land when I saw three really weird looking "horses" in the distance against the woods.
As the split second went by, I noticed that there was no fence and they weren’t horses -- they were moose. We were going to turn around so my husband could see but decided not to; it was Maine and we knew there were more moose per mile in Maine than any other state. He’d be able to see some farther on down the road >> poor guy, never had a chance to see another one in the area after that. (He finally got to see some when we were out west.)
Heading over toward I-95, we made our pit stop in Waterville. The people there were great. We ate dinner and had drinks at the onsite restaurant, O'Brien's Restaurant and Pub. The service for the hotel and restaurant were top-notch. We couldn't have asked for a nicer room or a nicer stay.
We had a very interesting moment and wasn’t inconvenienced at all. The fire alarm went off and we (obviously) had to exit our room. Standing outside waiting for the firefighters to clear the hotel so we could re-enter, we chatted with some other travelers. We met and chatted with people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Boston, MA.
I was just starting to ask questions about Nova Scotia and New Brunswick when we received the all clear to go back to our rooms.
Our next stay was in Wilton, Maine where we spent the night at the Comfort Inn. I felt like I was surrounded by the magnificence of Maine. We saw a deer munching near the back of the hotel. My husband loved the pool and we were both thrilled with the excellent continental breakfast. (Loved the waffles!)
Medway, Maine was our next destination. We stayed at the Gateway Inn for a few nights and were able to visit with some friends that my husband hadn’t seen in too many years to count. The lady at the desk was very friendly and helpful.
Our room was nice and clean. Their indoor pool was wonderful. The hotel was nestled against some awesome scenery.
Before we left, we made sure to purchase some of the unique puzzles they had for sale. They have them displayed on the walls. We love puzzles and it was a chance to get something different and unique.
Yes, that’s a puzzle!
Our first night we went to a restaurant down the road in another town, East Millinocket. I can still hear the waitress "Hi," handing us our menus, "You're not from around here are you?"
Honest, she really did say that!
My response… "Is it that obvious?"
Her response… "No, not at all."
I believe that was a very quick recovery on her part. Really? Did we stand out or stick out?
So, the next night we did take-out from a different restaurant, Aerie Restaurant. The food was good. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend it to anyone in the area.
We ate breakfast at a restaurant near a gas station several miles outside of Farmington. The food was good, service was good, but boy, the waitresses sure knew how to bang the dishes, and let it echo very loudly through the restaurant.
We learned that Maine has two very different types of drivers− those in an extreme hurry, driving as close to your bumper as they possibly can, pushy and dangerous, passing on curves (with double yellow lines), swerving, and passing on the peak of a hill. Then there were the drivers who were very, very, laid back. Enjoying their day, going the speed limit, just as comfortable and relaxed as can be.