Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Freeport, Maine- June 21, 2016

We had been under the impression from last night’s weather forecast that we would be hearing thunder and rain in the early morning hours but we only saw non-threatening clouds when we got up.  We were up and underway by 7:40am continuing  traveling northward.  Our route continued on I-84 east on through Connecticut and into Massachusetts.  We then got on I-90 to I-495 that skirted around the Boston area.  I-495 ran into I-95 that goes north along the coast of New Hampshire up into Maine.  New Hampshire had signs at exits pointing out liquor stores and lottery sales which we thought was somewhat strange.  These were not signs advertising stores but just highway signs pointing out these stores.  A little before 12:30pm we arrived at Cedar Haven Campground in Freeport, Maine (242 miles). 

After getting settled into our campsite we drove into the town of Freeport.  Freeport is the home of L. L. Bean Company.  Before checking out the numerous stores we needed lunch.  We ate at Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern and, of course, we had lobster rolls that they are known for.  The rolls were loaded with lobster meat and served with slaw and chips. 

After eating we walked through several stores including the L. L. Bean store.  It was a beautiful afternoon- sunny, breezy with temperatures in the low 80’s.  After a stop at the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream store for an ice cream cone we drove south to Portland in search of a car wash.  There wasn’t any car washes in Freeport and our poor Jeep had lost it bright red coloring due to road dirt.

We will be here for another night so more shopping tomorrow.  The temperature is to be in the upper 40’s tonight.  A lot different than the heat that is occurring in the south at this time.