This was the Colcord house in the Stockton Springs, also the home of the famous Maine architect Joseph W Thompson, at least that is what the Stockton Springs Historical Society thinks
We cross the Penobscot River on the Penobcot Bridge into Bucksport ME, Right behind the Penobscot Bridge is Waldo Hancock Bridge. It was the first long suspension bridge erected in Maine. It is being torn down in the Fall of 2012 apparently.
On Verona Island is our first BBQ stop
Having plenty of time today (not really) we get sidetracked at the marina in Bucksport for some pictures.
In the background is Fort Knox, a National Historic Landmark, built of granite between 1844 and 1869. It is a pretty kewl place to visit. Hold your ears, because they do shoot off the cannons from time to time.
The paper for Time Magazine and LL Bean catalog is made at this factory.
Bucksport has it leisure time as well.
In Bangor we grab the USS Maine Spanish American War memorial for the Tour of Honor
We rolled into St Albans right around 11am. Neat Town Hall
In Monson we grabbed this really neat looking BBQ Joint
Then there is the mobile (maybe not so mobile) BBQ joints
In Abbot we found the yellow submarine, landlocked
These signs began to appear more and more.
Another Maine roadside attraction
Some traveling on Maine inner roads
In Athens we spent a good amount of time speaking with Steve, the guy in the corner by the ice machine. Steve owns this gold mine of a store. It is the only gas station within 12 miles and all roads lead to Athens (or was that Rome). Steve use to own a medical supply business and sold that out when he was in his forties. He is in a wheelchair because of MS and is not embarrassed or shy talking about it. He came down with MS in his twenties and achieved the American dream despite MS. One of his customers was getting something in the store on their way to some big fair in the area. Steve called for the kids in car and he handed each of them 20.00 to spend at the fair. These were not his grandkids or even relatives, simply customers of the store. His way of giving back to the community. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Steve.
From Athens we made our way down to Skowhegan, rounded the corner and headed back to Searsport under the guidance of Pink Floyd
This guy welcomed us home
The trip of the day