Friday, November 11, 2011

Greetings From Bangor

Here is Paul Bunyan. This statue stands in front of the Bangor auditorium. They are doing all kinds of construction around him and there is now a big casino across the street. It has been 10 years since I have been here so there are a lot of changes.

Our flight got in at 3pm and we rushed over to the Cole Land Transportation Museum. This us one of the snowplows in the collection. The museum also has old fire trucks, railroad and trucking stuff. They also have all these amazing pictures of all the towns in Maine and the railroads.

This is the Enfield, ME train station. It was so cool. The museum is now closed until The end of March and we will definitely visit it again.
After that we headed over to Dysart's for some dinner. If you read Stephen King you have probably heard of Dysart's. It is a truck stop that has great food.

Rich and I split an Indian pudding for dessert, I never see this dish in the south. Yum! Tastes like fall.
After dinner we headed over to Eastern Maine Medical Center to visit one of the guys I went to high school with. I am here to visit his Mom and since he was in the hospital we stopped to catch up.
This morning it was up the road to Lincoln, ME. The speed limit is now 75 after you pass Orono. My Maine mom just spent the last month in the hospital so it was so great to see her at home. It has been 10 years so it was very special for me. We spent a couple hours catching up. Then she had to head off to a Dr. Appointment.
Rich and I headed back to Bangor to hunt up an Italian for lunch.


Chopped onions and green peppers are always on an Italian.

Our next stop was to see the new Bucksport Bridge over the Penobscot. The old bridge was one of my favorite scenic views in this area.

It was windy, rainy and getting colder.

Tonight we are going to go see the Black Bears play UMass in hockey.

Thanks for going on this trip to Maine with me.

Remember our veterans.

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Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like fun, Chris. Keep warm!

Margaret said...

Looks like you're having a great time! Glad you made it up finally. Maine is such a pretty place. It must be fun as well to be so aware of Stephen King up there.

Barb said...

Maine is one of my favorite places! Enjoy!

Carolyn said...

Sounds like your having a great visit in Maine. My husband was born and raised in Maine. His family is still there.

They are in Greenville, Maine near Moosehead Lake.

I love Maine and someday we will be living there.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. What a cute snowman your stitching.

marly said...

I love that little Santa. And I am now craving an Italian sandwich.

Myra said...

I love your little tour of Maine. If you see Mr. King, tell him hi for me. :o) Now, what is Indian Pudding?

Brigitte said...

Very nice to take this trip with you. Thanks for sharing.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for PBs photo! Like the looks of the restaurant tour, too. Hey, a cutie pie snow person is emerging!

Have a great weekend!