Monthly Archives: September 2006

Dumb Luck in Winterville

We sat here yesterday evening, by the shore of St. Froid Lake in Winterville, Maine, reading and watching Claire play in the leaves. We found a campground by the lake with electric and water hookups and just enough of a … Continue reading

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Aroostook County Calling

This artful arrangement of watercraft greeted me yesterday as I walked to the office to register at Arndt’s Aroostook River Lodge Campground in Presque Isle, Maine. We are in the heart of the potato here, smack dab in the middle … Continue reading

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Hope for the Nerds

I love this 1994 photo of Bill Gates, taken by Annie Leibovitz and included in Newsweek’s cover story on the photographer. In her new book, “Life in Pictures,” Leibovitz says Gates snuck off to check his computer while she was … Continue reading

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Our Hero

This terrific guy, Chris, a tech at Webb’s RV, worked late and had the slideout fixed in less than an hour this evening, so we headed out to I-95 thinking we would make Presque Isle. But as the light faded … Continue reading

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Home is Where the WIFI Is

It’s a little tough to see the motorhome in this photo, but we’re parked on the right side of the Borders store, backed in to the truck loading bay, hoping the Bangor store is not expecting a delivery of books … Continue reading

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Live from the Pumpkin Patch

More mechanical trouble kept us from heading for New Brunswick yesterday after our triumphant departure from the Whited Ford parking lot. I noticed a wind sound behind me while we were driving the interstate, and when I stopped I saw … Continue reading

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Almost on the Road Again

Well, here we are back at Starbucks, our home away from our home away from home. The Southwind is still being worked on at Whited Ford in Bangor. We spent the night at an old hotel downtown, the Charles Inn, … Continue reading

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Bangor’s Good Samaritan

My father in an e-mail today made the obvious point: we are having as much trouble reaching Qu├ębec as Benedict Arnold did in 1775. I had sketched out our situation in a message to Steve Borsch, whose blog and podcast … Continue reading

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Going to Sleep Dreaming of Big Trucks

Tonight we are surrounded by beautiful, big, brand-new trucks at Whited Ford in Bangor. The Southwind is due for service tomorrow afternoon, and it may take another day if there is a part to order. Meanwhile, we are dry camping … Continue reading

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Maine Memories

I first saw this house more than 50 years ago, when I visited my Great Grampa Skelton at 491 Main Street in Lewiston, Maine. I remember at least one photo in which he is sitting on the steps with me … Continue reading

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