Thursday, June 23, 2016

To Bar Harbor, Maine- June 23, 2016

We left a cool (52 degrees) Freeport at 8:20am and about 4 hours later, the 144 miles completed, we were in Bar Harbor, Maine.  We traveled on US 1 instead of interstate routes.  This route took us through towns, frequently along the coast, at a slower speed.  We did make a stop for diesel fuel, ($2.299/ gallon) a pleasing price.  We are noticing that often in this area the diesel fuel is less than gasoline.

We are camped at Bar Harbor Campground.  They don’t take reservations or credit cards but will take checks if issued from a U.S. bank.  Tom had called yesterday to ask if there were empty campsites available and was assured there were.  Campsites are on an incline in the area we are in which made leveling a little difficult.  We were told we could move tomorrow to another area if we wanted but we have decided against doing that.

Once leveled up and able to put out the slides we ate lunch.  Tom had not finished hooking up the water and sewer before lunch as we started having rain showers.  So after eating we chilled out a bit.  The rain stopped and the sun came out and then Tom completed the hooking up of the water and sewer.  We then rode around the area going first into the busy town of Bar Harbor and then around coastal areas.  With the sun coming out it was fairly warm in the late afternoon although tonight it is cooling down to the 60’s.  We plan to be here for the next 4 nights.

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