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Old 01-12-2020, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Thank you, some good stuff there. A lot of the kind of info I was looking for.

Wow, $30 a dozen for oysters at that place. Steep.

Freeport sounds like a day with exploring and then LL Bean. Will defiinitely do that.
They aren't you're average oysters!

Merrill auditorium is another suggestion in Portland, it's a fantastic concert hall and not a bad seat in the house, they have a huge variety of shows and concerts, I'd highly recommend checking the schedule.

I'm more than happy to help you out, let me know what your interest are and I'll try and point you in the right direction. If you want I can PM you my phone number.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:49 PM
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I'm complaining but I am sure we will belly up and order them. The problem is that if they are good, I can eat 3 dozen.
Old 01-13-2020, 06:58 PM
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My brother has a freshly renovated house
in lincolnville beach listed on Airbnb
very nice and great location
its a red ranch
if you need a place?
close to green tree coffee which has great
coffee and dots has great breakfast and lunch
Old 01-13-2020, 07:36 PM
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Dang, I nearly forgot. If you are into photography, the most photographed (and painted by artists) lighthouse in the country is Portland Head Light. its easy to access because its right of the Shore Rd in South Portland.
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Originally Posted by PeterDE View Post
Dang, I nearly forgot. If you are into photography, the most photographed (and painted by artists) lighthouse in the country is Portland Head Light. its easy to access because its right of the Shore Rd in South Portland.
And the Cookie Jar is on the way, the absolute best, hands down, bismarks on the planet.

We have 65 light houses and visiting them is great way to explore the coast and along the route you go by some nice museums like the Maine Maritime Museum and Owls Head transportation museum, if your into wood working or just enjoy fine tools, you'll go by The Shelter Institute in Woolwhich and the Lie-Nielson tool company in Warren.

I saw in an earlier post you were interested in tackle shops, The Tackle shop in Portland is pretty good and heading south down the coast is Saco Bay tackle, they are as good as you get in Maine, Cabelas in Scarborough has nice fishing department.

If you do want to go snowmobiling, you'll have to go inland and north 2 or 3 hours, or more, it's been warm and raining the last few days. The Maine Professional Guides Association has a list of most of the quality recreational guides in the state, I would absolutely recommend hiring a guide and calling around and talking to some of them about conditions.

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Old 01-14-2020, 08:33 AM
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Ill second Owls head museum....but pretty sure they close for the winter?
Old 01-14-2020, 08:46 AM
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There's a small casino (new and nice folks working there) in Oxford.
Old 01-14-2020, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Ill second Owls head museum....but pretty sure they close for the winter?
Open all season, just call ahead if we are having weather.
Old 01-14-2020, 10:13 AM
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Nice recommendations. Says it will snow this weekend when we get there. Damn better. That is the main reason for coming. It is 80 degrees in N Florida this week,. Ridiculous even for us.
Old 01-14-2020, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Clamcove23 View Post
My brother has a freshly renovated house
in lincolnville beach listed on Airbnb
very nice and great location
its a red ranch
if you need a place?
close to green tree coffee which has great
coffee and dots has great breakfast and lunch

Wish I knew this earlier. We are all set on lodging.
Old 01-16-2020, 04:23 AM
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Looking out my front door this morning...

supposed to get 6" of snow today and another 6-8 on Saturday, should be perfect for a scenic visit to Maine.

A few shots from my neck of the woods today...







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Old 01-17-2020, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by O.B.1 View Post
Looking out my front door this morning...

supposed to get 6" of snow today and another 6-8 on Saturday, should be perfect for a scenic visit to Maine.

A few shots from my neck of the woods today...







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Very pretty! I love full winter, except for the clearing the snow before work part :-)
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Another 5 - 10 inches forecast for overnight tonight here on M.D.I.
Old 01-18-2020, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by lakensea View Post
Another 5 - 10 inches forecast for overnight tonight here on M.D.I.
Just starting in Scarborough, be there shortly.
Old 01-20-2020, 02:27 PM
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Sorry, I couldn't comment here because I got banned for a couple of days.....only time in 19 years and 11k posts. No comment on whether it was warranted or not. Anyway, got to Maine on Saturday and got to enjoy the snow Saturday night and Sunday. Sucks that no more in the forecast this week. We have messed around in LL Bean, walked all over Freeport and today we did the mail boat run on the Casco Bay ferry. Silly but we loved it. Took our lunch with us on the boat(as they suggested). The sandwich shop thinks we are nuts to be here instead of Florida. Heading to Surry tomorrow but will stop at the Maine Maritime Museum on the way out. Enjoying the cold, maybe because we will be back in Florida soon but enjoying it anyway. Man I would love to have a house on one of the islands in the Bay.
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Personally can't take the cold anymore, but the winters in Maine are beautiful. One of the reasons I moved back to the Pacific Northwest after retiring. It's beautiful too, and not so cold and If I want the snow, it's only 30 miles away.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Sorry, I couldn't comment here because I got banned for a couple of days.....only time in 19 years and 11k posts. No comment on whether it was warranted or not. Anyway, got to Maine on Saturday and got to enjoy the snow Saturday night and Sunday. Sucks that no more in the forecast this week. We have messed around in LL Bean, walked all over Freeport and today we did the mail boat run on the Casco Bay ferry. Silly but we loved it. Took our lunch with us on the boat(as they suggested). The sandwich shop thinks we are nuts to be here instead of Florida. Heading to Surry tomorrow but will stop at the Maine Maritime Museum on the way out. Enjoying the cold, maybe because we will be back in Florida soon but enjoying it anyway. Man I would love to have a house on one of the islands in the Bay.
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Glad your enjoying your visit, Maine does have a lot to offer all year. We've done the mail boat cruise probably 50 times and enjoy it every time, during the summer you can get off of the mail boat at any of the islands and hop on another ferry to get back to Portland.

The Frenchman's Bay Concervancy is about 30 minutes from Surry and overlooks the Taunton river reversing water falls, it's another cool place to visit but if you go to see the falls you'll have to check the tides and I don't remember the best time around the tides to go.

​​​​​​Hamilton marine in Searsport is a cool store to stop into.

On your way to the Maine Maritime Museum, Mea's cafe in Bath is a great little breakfast restaurant, personally I think they have the best french toast money can buy.
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Originally Posted by O.B.1 View Post
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Glad your enjoying your visit, Maine does have a lot to offer all year. We've done the mail boat cruise probably 50 times and enjoy it every time, during the summer you can get off of the mail boat at any of the islands and hop on another ferry to get back to Portland.

The Frenchman's Bay Concervancy is about 30 minutes from Surry and overlooks the Taunton river reversing water falls, it's another cool place to visit but if you go to see the falls you'll have to check the tides and I don't remember the best time around the tides to go.

​​​​​​Hamilton marine in Searsport is a cool store to stop into.

On your way to the Maine Maritime Museum, Mea's cafe in Bath is a great little breakfast restaurant, personally I think they have the best french toast money can buy.
Id say Maes also has a pretty decent homemade corned beef hash. As a side, I guess Ill have to try the French toast next time myself.
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Micucci Grocery
45 India St,
Portland, ME 04101

Must stop for a slice/ slab of pizza
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The temps are supposed to climb a bit the next few days, it's been about 10 degrees colder than average.

The days are getting a bit longer too. Here is the Kennebec River in Hallowell at about 5:00 PM on Monday...


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