Friday, August 17, 2012

Flatlanders go Home

Today is probably the most intense day for grabbing stuff. We have something like 26 places and it is also the longest mileage day out of the 6. On the bright side the sun is out and it is a beautiful day for riding.

First stop is right at the hotel or should I say next door. MeAsWe walked to this spot

Not too far away in downtown Augusta is our first BBQ grab

In Lewiston we stopped by DJ's Texas BBQ. It wasn't really open but the owner was out there doing BBQ and we got to talking to him. He sort of started this as a hobby, being an engineer at Bath Iron Works. Building missile boats and grilling pork and beef has a direct correlation, Right ? He has become so successful in BBQ catering, he is booked well into 2013. He figured he needed something to do when he retired, which is right around the corner. Based on our jibber jabber, he has found a second career.


Crossing the Androscoggin River in Auburn, ME

Saw these two out of the corner of my eye and made a U turn to get em. I am guessing 56 Ford and a 49 Merc.

Couple shots of the roads from Denmark.

Grabbed this not so restored cars in Steep Falls, ME

Right around lunch time we landed at Buck Naked BBQ. Good timing and we headed in for some lunch. Lindsey was our waitress and she really knows how to treat her guests plus she has a really neat tattoo. Bubbly, enthusiastic, go getter, adventurous, maybe a future rider, and knows how to talk to folks

I wandered around the joint and snapped some pics while we waited for our food.

So with all this picture taking, I forgot the food pics. Lindsey had this guy come over to the table to show off his tats. He has 2 kids, ages 3 and 1. He has the 3 year old convinced he has eyes in the back of the head. It would of convinced me at that age.

Cool place somewhere around Buxton, ME

Stopped in Shapleigh, ME for a USA town. Thought this place was kinda of neat.

Grabbed the Maine NER Tag in South Berwick, ME. Well this wasn't the tag picture, this one is neater.
I love murals and was going to use this as the tag in NH, but decided on a different one so as not to send riders into a busy town.

This joint has a nifty saying, I got a chuckle out of it.
Made this the new tag for OSJ's New England Circle tag.
Grabbed a couple more BBQ joints and USA towns and hit the Interstate home. Hate this when it happens.
Not to let the sun going down get in the way of our USA tour.
 The Ride

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