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Old 08-22-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Driving to Bangor Maine

My daughter accepted a nursing position at a hospital in Bangor and Iím going to driving up with her in a rental box truck and car dolly starting 9/15. Looks like itís going to take at least three days (oh joy). Any suggested stops we should look for as we drive up? Restaurants, sights, etc...
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:56 PM   #2
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She couldn't find a job in Newfoundland, or what?



Shoot a moose while you're there!
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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Go check out Stephen Kings house in Bangor, pretty cool.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:00 PM   #4
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She couldn't find a job in Newfoundland, or what?



Shoot a moose while you're there!
She had offers from Anchorage (my vote) as well. She really wanted to get to a cooler climate. Moose and bear are in the plans for future visits.
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She had offers from Anchorage (my vote) as well. She really wanted to get to a cooler climate.
Not trying to be a SA but Anchorage is not cool enough?
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Not trying to be a SA but Anchorage is not cool enough?
She felt the Bangor hospital was a better gig. She didnít apply locally, she was serious about Maine, Alaska and Wyoming.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:07 PM   #7
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Go check out Stephen Kings house in Bangor, pretty cool.
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“Third boxcar midnight train,
Destination Bangor Maine,
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That’s all I got.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:21 PM   #9
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Great people up there, we always landed there coming back from iraq and it didnt matter what day or time they were there to greet us at the airport and it gets cold
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A MUST!!! Wife and I will be there again, the week of the 11th of Sept. Then the HWY 1 lobster stops.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:28 PM   #11
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we just got back from there - awesome drive and visit. On the coast and the food is great. If you are driving that far I suggest hitting Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport. Towns are lined up along that drive with some really nice places to see.

The original LE Bean store is right in that area - a great place to visit
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:18 PM   #12
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ďThird boxcar midnight train,
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Thatís all I got.
I totally forgot about Roger Miller.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:57 PM   #13
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we just got back from there - awesome drive and visit. On the coast and the food is great. If you are driving that far I suggest hitting Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport. Towns are lined up along that drive with some really nice places to see.

The original LE Bean store is right in that area - a great place to visit
I second this, we drove from Boston all the way to Bar Harber. I ate lobster until it was coming out of my ears. I would do it again. We went about two weeks after 911, air fares were cheap and the fall foliage was awesome.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:40 PM   #14
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I had a boss that raved about the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery. I looked and it seems to be on the way up to Bangor. He was a really big duck hunter but claimed this store was the real deal, then again, that was in the late 90's.

I would hit the LL Bean too, just to see the place.

I fear a lot of those old neat places are probably very commercialized now but I would go anyway.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:03 PM   #15
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Thatís a long haul, Deb and I drove all the way to Bar Harbor last year but had a month to do it in.


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Old 08-23-2018, 12:05 AM   #16
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We are heading to Massachusetts (west end) next week. Like the temperature (now) but not the drive up and back!
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:32 AM   #17
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Go to Acadia National Park if you can while you're up there. I went for the weekend when I was up in Portland for a business meeting this summer and it was awesome. You'll be hitting it at the perfect time for the colors to start turning too I believe. The hiking there is really awesome.

Take Hwy 1 up the coast once you get into Maine and eat at the Maine Diner.

Kittery Trading Post is worth stopping at too and it's right along the hwy in Maine.
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:38 AM   #18
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If you happen to travel the "east" side of Virginia, stop at Petersburg. It is just north of where I-85 and I-95 meet.
Petersburg was the last main seige of the Civil War.. Lots of interesting sites in town.
But, the one site I really enjoyed was the Old Blandford Church.

The only building in the world, where every window is an original "Tiffany Glass" window. It is best viewed from inside this one room building.. The outside of the Church is extremely plain. The best view IS from the inside.

Be safe on your drive.
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:38 AM   #19
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Go to Kennebunkport and see the Bush's home.

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Old 08-23-2018, 12:48 AM   #20
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Go to Acadia National Park if you can while you're up there. I went for the weekend when I was up in Portland for a business meeting this summer and it was awesome. You'll be hitting it at the perfect time for the colors to start turning too I believe. The hiking there is really awesome.

Take Hwy 1 up the coast once you get into Maine and eat at the Maine Diner.

Kittery Trading Post is worth stopping at too and it's right along the hwy in Maine.
Good call. Also consider checking out Baxter State Park... climb Mt. Katahdin! Itís the time of year where thru hikers are finishing up as well!
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:35 AM   #21
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Maine has over a million acres of public hunting land.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:16 AM   #22
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I interviewed in Bangor once. It's a completely different world and pace up there.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:29 AM   #23
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Baileys Island(not too far from LL Bean) is a beautiful place to visit on the Maine coast. Eat at Cooks Lobster House if you go.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:38 PM   #24
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Good call. Also consider checking out Baxter State Park... climb Mt. Katahdin! Itís the time of year where thru hikers are finishing up as well!


I was choosing between Mt Katahdin and Acadia when I went. Since I was alone and only had 1 day i chose Acadia. Mt Katahdin is a strenuous 14+ mile hike if you go to the top. If you do Acadia you need to hike the Beehive trail. Pic from halfway up Beehive.





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Old 08-24-2018, 02:03 PM   #25
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Do you have a trailer for sale?

EDIT: Jerp beat me to it Lol Congrats to your daughter
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:09 PM   #26
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Not sure what part of Maine that is, but if you are not far from Durham, NH go eat dinner at a restaurant called Surf. It's downtown. There's a great place in Kittery, Maine also. It's across from the Trading Post. Enjoy your time there. That area is incredible.
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:14 PM   #27
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LL Beam is wall to wall people and the parking sucks. If you go to Portland, try Demillio"s. Great resturant on the water. They had fried lobsta, but I can't eat shellfish. Bud with me had it and said it was great.
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:20 PM   #28
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if you get board don't take a drive on route 9 at night. That is between bangor and canada border. We did it in june never again wrecked a rental car did not hit just one deer hit 2 **** deer within 5 minutes of each other. They were walking down the middle of the street and loved running into the car. I seen many more I avoided was not a fun trip
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:22 PM   #29
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In looking at the driving route, we pass through Bowling Green Kentucky....I see a stop at the National Corvette Museum in our future!
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #30
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Bangor here we come! The trip began at 6 am this morning. Box van and a car dolly headed northeast. Currently just outside Memphis with our first night set for Nashville.

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A MUST!!! Wife and I will be there again, the week of the 11th of Sept. Then the HWY 1 lobster stops.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/reds-eats-wiscasset-2
Snakelover and Mindy Sue are up there right now. Look for them.

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In looking at the driving route, we pass through Bowling Green Kentucky....I see a stop at the National Corvette Museum in our future!
The tour through the plant is worth taking. A little north at Loreta, KY is the Maker's Mark distillery...just sayin', but the area is (was) dry, and they can't (couldn't) serve samples.


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Bangor here we come! The trip began at 6 am this morning. Box van and a car dolly headed northeast. Currently just outside Memphis with our first night set for Nashville.

Hurry and get there to see Snakelover and Mindy...and White Falcon.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:03 PM   #32
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Made it to Nashville, Tn. on the first leg. Next stop Erie, Pa.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:32 PM   #33
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Sounds like a TBH express.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #34
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I totally forgot about Roger Miller.
Blasphemy!!

just kidding...hope y'all enjoy the road trip. Bangor is a destination I wanna go to in the fall, so hopefully the sights are beautiful already and y'all have an enjoyable time
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Stopped by the National Corvette museum but it was before they opened.
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Stopped by the National Corvette museum but it was before they opened.



Can't believe they didn't open up the doors for the Mr. Corvette himself!
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:50 PM   #37
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Made it to Erie Pa and having a drink and a burger at a local watering hole called Doc Holidays. Classic Smokey bar.
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Made it to Erie Pa and having a drink and a burger at a local watering hole called Doc Holidays. Classic Smokey bar.
Glad you made it there safely!
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:31 PM   #39
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Safe travels. I don’t like driving to the mailbox, much less Maine
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Stop at the carvette hall of fame place n hit up the Waffle House if you get there too early.


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Old 09-17-2018, 07:30 PM   #41
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Made it to Freeport Maine. New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire were really some great looking country. I was super stoked when we got into Maine and saw my first “watch for moose” sign!
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Never been all the way to Maine, but I hear it's beautiful!
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:07 PM   #43
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In looking at the driving route, we pass through Bowling Green Kentucky....I see a stop at the National Corvette Museum in our future!
Did you take the vette...

Pick me out a clean L88 while you are there on the way back.
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Got bucked off a horse in Banger Maine. Use Too make a rodeo run up there to NE and play spoiler in First Frontier Circuit about this time of year or maybe little earlier. Beautiful state and for the most part friendly folks .
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Lord, please help those poor people up there. I don't think they are prepared for Humper.




Y'all be careful and have fun Jeff.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:42 PM   #46
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77 degrees here in Bangor. Tonight itís lobster time and maybe a moose sighting if Iím lucky😉

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Old 09-18-2018, 03:24 PM   #47
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I can see the headline now: "Humper Meets Moose"
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:34 PM   #48
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"Redneck Ginger Gives Moose the Ryder Truck Treatment" - details at 11:00
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:38 PM   #49
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Can you say ďLobster RollĒ
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Reds in Wiscasset. Just got back from a run up HWY 1 in Maine.
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