Lyons, NY

Lyons, NY is about 60 miles north of Ithaca, and since we were that close I really wanted to see the town.  My old buddy and former employer Bob has returned to his hometown to do what his father and grandfather did:  operate The Ohmann Theatre.  Kat and I had planned to catch a film […]

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Ithaca

After Reach Knolls Campground we moved northwest to Newport, ME and Sebasticook Lake.  It offers water, electricity, and a dump station with sites near the banks of a huge freshwater lake.  It is not a good campground, but they offer ice cream cones in bowls surrounded by side ice cream for $1.75.  They didn’t have […]

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Best Campground in Downeast Maine

Last week we completed two happy weeks of Oceanfront Camping at Reach Knolls just outside Brooklin, Maine.  Al & Pat of TwoBikes fame read its highly favorable Campendium reviews and passed the tip on to us. And this title: It’s the double-truth, Ruth. It has everything you need — 30 amps, clean hose water on […]

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Far From the Madding Crowd*

Kat and I visited Acadia National Park in September, 1996.  We were struck by the harsh beauty of water crashing upon rock, mountains capped by the green of thick forests, and we enjoyed many an overlook.  The Park now offers a free shuttle service on account of vehicular overcrowding.  You don’t see much from a […]

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Down East Maine Seafood

Our last post promised word on the outcome of Lori’s semi-frightening recipe for steamed lobsters.  We followed her instructions in spirit and almost to the letter.  Live lobstahs go for $6.75 a pound here, which gave us the courage to try cooking them The Mainer Way, which goes like this. “Walk down to the beach […]

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July 4th with Al and Pat

Kat and I came to Maine to be cool in July, and so far, so good.  Days rarely hit 80, and nights routinely find the mid 50’s.  There are firs, beeches, and wild flowers everywhere.  Oh, the seafood is so good … it shall have its own post.  Suffice it to say, I think the […]

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Fine Food and Pennsylvania CoE Campgrounds

We found two excellent Corps of Engineers campgrounds in northern PA, each site with power and water, and some at both with full hook-ups.  Prices are a reasonable $17 to $18 if you have America the Beautiful; but twice that if you don’t.   Tionesta Lakes is located just outside the northwest PA town of […]

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