Left Sun nite the 18th from SFO and flew to Logan/Boston. Drove to Maine in Pontiac A6 25mpg to Dover-Foxcroft. Stopped in Eliot to take pictures of where I grew up 9-16 y.o. Monday was coldest day yet. Tuesday was snow day. Gone by weekend. Looked at work done to bro's log cabin. Walked property in 7 acre lot to find future log cabin site. Not too close to the ITS trail (snowmobile/atv) or the main road. Walked the 40 acre wetlands. Looked over the natural spring. Needs new deck and rail. The trail needs improvement to get back to the Black Stream.
Had Thanksgiving dinner in our old house circa 1850 where there have been 157 others. Of course the kitchen is new now. Had it redone in 1930. Sister now resides in the old place. Went to Moosehead Lake, 35 miles, had lunch on Lake in Greenville. Saw 2 moose, 6 dear and hundreds of wild turkey.
Got used to the weather. Not too bad. Need lots of coats and jackets and sweaters and gloves. Otherwise, perfect weather. Except when driving around at about 4:00pm. It's dark. Should be 5:00pm. Wrong time zone for us. A Mainer thing I think.
Visited nephew's (Scotty's) hot food stand in town. Ex chef and caterer from Chico. He makes the best fries in town. The way Chili's used to make them with skins left on. I noticed that everyone put's vinigar on them. What's with that?
Had more leftovers. Visited 90 year old Aunt Helen, prounced "ahnt" not "ant".
Spent the time talking olden days stuff and watching her new 40" Plasma.
Went to a Kawasaki Mule and then Polaris Ranger dealership in Newport. Met owner Kerry Coveside Polaris
. We talked Rangers and ATV's and snowmobiles and then motorcycles for about an hour. He has a collection of vintage sleds and 65 motorcycles. Must check his vintage section. He said he has several old BMW's too. He doesn't show all. Insurance reasons I think.
Saw only a few motorcycles out in Maine. More though around Boston.
Left for Boston late Monday. Saw many more dear and wild turkey. Supposed to fly from Boston to San Francisco direct on Tuesday morning. Had to go to Vegas to refuel. Eight hours total in seat. Headwinds the whole way. Couldn't get JetBlue aircraft over 438 mph. Going back east the other day, we hit about 100 mph faster. A little over 5 hours. Not going back next year. Sister is coming in March. Brother and nephew in June.
Pictures to follow. I'll post the moose and turkey's and some scenery. You'll have to take my word on all the dear. Didn't snap a one of them.