Monday, July 14, 2008

We’ve had a delightful weekend in Maine and traveling to and fro on the lovely scenic highways, fishing, shopping at Wal-Mart, meeting new people, reuniting with old friends, and last but not least, singing!

Our weekend started Thursday night as we left for Seabrook and spent the night. Bright and early on Friday before most of us even thought of crawling out of our bunks we started north for Maine. What a beautiful day for traveling!

Katahdin was gorgeous as always. It still had snow on it!

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The pretty purple and white wildflowers made a beautiful contrast with the rich green grass.

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We’re sitting next to Mars Hill getting fuel as I type this. On the top of Mars Hill are a bunch of windmills.

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The ribbon of highway kept going on and on….

….and then we reached Presque Isle!

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I think on my map of Presque Isle should have a BIG red heart around it. When we arrived at Wal-Mart we found that not only did they have a fabric department that escaped the giant fabric removal program (Wal-Mart is removing fabric from all their stores) but it’s selection was outstanding. : D


Our bus made it’s way to Fort Fairfield, the home of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

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Some friendly folks from there met us and brought us to their house. It was a nice welcome!! We could see Canada from their house….

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See those white houses? Those are Canadian Custom houses.
Mr. and Mrs. Flannery Graciously had invited us to go fishing in their stocked fresh water pond. And what a time we had!! The fish at times were churning the water.

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We were all quite tickled to catch quite a few trout.

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Yum!

We ate hamburgers and hot dogs and fixings after the strenuous (not really) fishing. :D Mr. Field Mouse surprised us and scurried around the rafters hardly making a noise but trembling profusely. :)

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Thanks, friends!

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I took a few flower pictures….

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Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a few. : /

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The pretty little blue dragonfly like things were plentiful!

Wave goodbye guys!

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We said goodbye and thank you and headed down the road for the pole barn where we would be playing the next morning.

Nancy and Steve who work tirelessly to put this event on greeted us.

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We were amused to see the beard growing contest in the Potato Blossom Festival schedule. :)

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Vincent jokingly stated that they would have to shave right before they registered (½ hour before the judging) and then the judges would get their micrometers out and see who’s could grow the fastest in half an hour. ; )

Another beautiful day was coming to a close at the pole barn…

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Bonnie and Vincent……………..broccoli farmers?? :)

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Fields and field of broccoli!

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Clover and thistle from the fields…

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What Bonnie’s sees Maine through.

Turning in early for the night we tried to rest up for the next day….
For the change this year we sang first instead of last. It was great since we didn’t have to collect tired and hot kids later in the afternoon!! Our hour had soon gone by and we sat back and enjoyed the LaClaires.

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We found our way to behind the out building and then the fun of jamming and arranging began!

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We eventually got our own tent (thanks to Steve) and we caught a few other folks from the other singing groups and we had a sweet time of singing and playing. It’s wonderful to have fellowship over music with other Christians you had never met before!

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Pretty soon the day was over…and we tried to get to bed at a good hour again.
On Sunday morning we sang at State Street Baptist and this afternoon we sang at Caribou United Baptist. It was wonderful to be back and fellowship, even if it was only briefly with them.

We found the RV dump in Caribou and now we’re headed to Poland to visit the Denny’s. My eyelids feel heavy. . . .

EDIT: We're home now! But, we're headed out again this week! Thanks for your prayers as we pack and plan for another weekend on the road.

1 Comments:

OpenID simplysanctified said...

Loved scrolling through the post! The flowers pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Blessings always!

7/22/2008 6:20 PM  

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