Around Bangor, Maine

We made it up I-95 into the area south of Bangor called Hermon.  This is to be our home away for the next several weeks.  The campgrounds here are mostly full of seasonal campers and many camps have been here for several years. Our choice is the Pumpkin Patch RV, a newer campground that closes over the winter. Once here, due to the crowded conditions and our lack of an advanced reservations, we were assigned a pull thru for 2 days, then moved to another for 2 days then moved and finally on Aug. 20 we moved to a permanent spot.  It is basically an adult park with few children, bikes, toys and noise.  Fine for us!  The park is very clean and well mantained with flowers and grass between sites. We have room to set up our screen gazebo for shade and still have room for the girls to be out on their tethers.   Bangor being the largest metro area in northern Maine has plenty of shopping, restaurants, airport and easy access from major highways. Our friend, Mike, who lives here had heart surgery in early August so this is a perfect spot for us to be able to visit him and encourage a speedy recovery.  The weather has been great with sunny days, cool nights and an occasional shower on alternate days.  One Saturday we made the mistake of driving south on Rte 1A towards Ellsworth and Bar Harbor.  Seems as if everyone else in the northeast had the same plan. So we did a quick turn around with a look see and said we would return on a weekday after Labor Day.  But we did stop at a roadside lobster pound where they served Texas BBQ and lobster!!  Ribs smelled good but we each had a big lobsta instead. Yum!  There is also a great place in Brewer just on the other side of the river from Bangor called Schooner’s that used to be called The Muddy Rudder. It is the location for the annual ice carving festival in February and watch ice breakers come by, but right now a pleasant place to sit and eat while watching the river go by.

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