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Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 05:40 PM Jul 2023

Visited my daughter and s-i-l in Maine

They have a camp on Sebec Lake and s-i-l's family lives nearby. I flew from the local regional airport. My tickets cost a little more, but I was able to drive there and park my car for free. Just a 20 minute drive compared to the 1 hour + for any other airport. I think any of the flights I chose would have drawbacks. I had to leave early Sunday to get to Maine, and really early Thursday morning to return. All the planes were full.

The lake as always, is beautiful and peaceful. We spent time at the family farm, and they visited us at the camp. We met for breakfast at a local restaurant called Love, Peace and Waffles. They served sweet or savory waffles, many choices, and a wide choice of sides. I found out they were featured in an article in Down East Magazine.

It was supposed to be rainy the whole time I was there, so we didn't really make any plans. But the weather cleared Monday evening and stayed nice as long as I was there.



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Visited my daughter and s-i-l in Maine (Original Post) Marthe48 Jul 2023 OP
Yay for Maine Easterncedar Jul 2023 #1
I can see that Marthe48 Jul 2023 #2
Spent... 2naSalit Jul 2023 #3
It probably depends on what you are used to Marthe48 Jul 2023 #7
Well, there are Trumpers in my neighborhood, but the worst they do is fly flags. GPV Jul 2023 #19
Did you fly out of CAK? we can do it Jul 2023 #4
I flew from Mid Ohio Valley Regional Airport Marthe48 Jul 2023 #6
We've been to Maine twice and hope to go at least once more in my lifetime. badhair77 Jul 2023 #5
What part did you visit? Marthe48 Jul 2023 #8
The first time we drove up the coast from NH, in early June. badhair77 Jul 2023 #9
Hope you get to go Marthe48 Jul 2023 #10
Great idea. badhair77 Jul 2023 #11
I happened to think there is a video of Dover-Foxcroft Marthe48 Jul 2023 #12
I will check it out. Thanks! badhair77 Jul 2023 #15
Found a live web cam of Sebec Lake on You Tube Marthe48 Jul 2023 #13
Outstanding. badhair77 Jul 2023 #14
I think my s-i-l watched it while I was there last time Marthe48 Jul 2023 #16
It's on Magnolia cable network, which used to be DIY. badhair77 Jul 2023 #17
I cut the cable cord Marthe48 Jul 2023 #18
We watch it. Love the show. GPV Jul 2023 #20

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
2. I can see that
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 06:07 PM
Jul 2023


I imagine they will eventually retire there full time, even though they say they won't lol

2naSalit

(87,303 posts)
3. Spent...
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 06:18 PM
Jul 2023

Most of my childhood in Maine along the coast but we went to Raymond Pond and Lake Sebago when we went camping. Otherwise we went to my grandparents' on Cape Cod. The things I really miss are the whip-poor-wills and fireflies. Also cool, calm nights with only woodland sounds.

I would move back but I don't know anyone and I wonder if I would like it now.

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
7. It probably depends on what you are used to
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 07:11 PM
Jul 2023

Dover-Foxcroft is unspoiled. Lots of small local restaurants in the area, small businesses, farming. My s-i-l left my daughter and me at the lake and went to help his uncle put up hay. My daughter and s-i-l love going there. They live near D.C. so I can see the attraction. He spent the summers on the family farm when he was a kid. He likes to fish from the bank. I guess he caught a good-sized bass the other day, but he does catch and release. There's plenty of hunting and fishing. Mixed bag of politics. His family members on the farm are probably Democrats. He has a cousin who isn't. She and her daughter like to slip snotty things in to the conversations. Oh yes, at least with this family, the big entertainment is conversing. I like hearing the stories, but they are new to me. Lots of "Yes, we heard that one!" lol

I bet if you moved back, you would make friends pretty quick

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
6. I flew from Mid Ohio Valley Regional Airport
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 06:59 PM
Jul 2023

on Contour, quick stop at Beckley, then to Charlotte, SC, where I switched to American Airlines. Charlotte is MOV RA's hub. From Charlotte, flew to Bangor. On the way home, left Bangor at 5:50 am (!!!), very short stop in Philadelphia and changed planes. Then back to Charlotte, almost 6 hr. layover. Then back on Contour, stopped at Beckley, then home to MOV R A, I stopped for some food, and was home by 8 m.

The flight from Charlotte was interesting. I got one of their 1st class seats, maybe it was a prize for booking in March. We were all seated, and the attendant announced that the pilot wanted 3 people from the 1st 3 rows (3 seats across) to move to seats in the back because there was a balance problem (!). I asked if they wanted me to move, but they let me stay in front. At Beckley, the pilot announced we'd have to wait for up to 1/2 hour, because 'the brakes got hot when he landed (wth?) I think we were ahead of schedule, because we left about the time my original itenerary listed. As we appraoched Parkersburg (MOV) and the pilot said, "We haven't had good luck on this flight. There is a rogue thunderstorm right over the airport and we can't land. On the upside, we have lots and lots of gas!" I thought to myself that a pilot should never, ever start an announcement like that! Lol We flew around in big circles over the Ohio Valley and I took lots of pictures of the river and the clouds. We had a smooth flight, but unique in so many ways.

badhair77

(4,252 posts)
5. We've been to Maine twice and hope to go at least once more in my lifetime.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 06:37 PM
Jul 2023

So glad you had a good trip and that the weather cooperated.

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
8. What part did you visit?
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 07:13 PM
Jul 2023

If I go again, I'd like to see Moosehead Lake. My daughter and s-i-l took my husband and me to Acadia in 2012, which was wonderful.

badhair77

(4,252 posts)
9. The first time we drove up the coast from NH, in early June.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:18 PM
Jul 2023

Just lovely. Our destination was Acadia so we stayed in Bar Harbor. We had explored NH so we didn’t go into other parts of Maine. Then several years later we were on a NE cruise and took the tender into Bar Harbor and walked the town and revisited Acadia, a joy for me. I’d love to see more of the state.

Forgot to mention, on our first trip to the park we followed a car down that road that hugs the shoreline, with the stones walls. A young woman out her upper body out of the sunroof and raised her hands, kind of like Leo Decaprio in Titanic. I couldn’t get over the feeling of freedom that move elicited. Good for her. I hope to see the park one more time.

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
10. Hope you get to go
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:25 PM
Jul 2023

Maybe you can find videos on You Tube that would help you decide what other places you'd like to go

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
12. I happened to think there is a video of Dover-Foxcroft
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:34 PM
Jul 2023

s-i-l's Mom shared it with me last year. I think this is it:

&pp=ygUUZG92ZXItZm94Y3JvZnQgbWFpbmU%3D

badhair77

(4,252 posts)
14. Outstanding.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:45 PM
Jul 2023

Do you watch Maine Cabin Masters? It’s one of my favorite home improvement shows because they do basic but nice renovations with a reasonable budget. I love watching the beautiful rustic and lake settings. Plus the crew is skilled and very likable.

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
16. I think my s-i-l watched it while I was there last time
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:53 PM
Jul 2023

I can't remember fore sure. He found many videos and shows about Maine and had them on. I remember one that featured restaurants around Moosehead Lake.

It's funny you mentioned a show like that. His uncle put a small cabin style building on the farm, near the back tree-line, out of sight of the house. The family jokes that it is his man cave. He drove 3 of us to it in his pickup to check on the progress of the interior work. It's a nice little camp for him. They put an outhouse over to the side.

If I miss Maine, I will look for Cabin Masters.

badhair77

(4,252 posts)
17. It's on Magnolia cable network, which used to be DIY.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 08:58 PM
Jul 2023

It might also be online but I’m not sure. That cabin would be a perfect project on that show. Just a warning, the program might make you homesick for Maine. 😊

Marthe48

(17,246 posts)
18. I cut the cable cord
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 09:07 PM
Jul 2023

bur maybe I'll find it another place

The uncle is doing a seriously great job with the interior. I guess his kids came over last week and they laid a wood floor covering. They've got the walls paneled, windows, doors hung. I don't know if it was pre-fab or a kit. I'll ask.

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