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What do campground employees do on their days off? They go camping, of course. Phil and I wanted to go to the part of Maine called Downeast and check out some towns that we had seen some "for sale" properties online in, and since we had three days off, we decided to make it an overnighter. We stayed at a state park called Cobscook, and it was just a lovely place. Even the owner here admitted begrudgingly that it may even be prettier than his campground. I don't know about that...I wouldn't want to pick the winner of that beauty contest. So I'm glad I got to stay at both.


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That second picture was taken right from our campsite. Ahhhhhh.


It was neat to drive around all the small towns we had only previously seen in our atlas or knew about from our real estate searches. That's what we're going to use this summer for...cross all the towns off our list that we now know we'd never live in. Last trip we crossed quite a few off...this trip we liked almost all of them. But we still have a lot of Maine to go...even though this gem is for sale....



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That may just be the one!


When we weren't looking at houses and land, we did some sightseeing. We went to Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine, and checked out its lighthouse. And now we can say we've been to the easternmost point of land in the U.S.




I also really liked this tree...I hope its disfigurement is not some kind of disease, but regardless...


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And this last pic is from our very own Mount Desert Campground, at one of the waterside campsites. This is the night of a staff party where I found out that I don't much care for lobster, so I guess it is just really halibut and crab for me as far as seafood goes.


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Oh, I almost forgot to explain the title of this blog again. I got my first tick the other day. I think I'll be ok. It was not full of my blood yet, and was probably only stuck on me for less than an hour. What I want to know is, since I'm always tired anyway, how will I know I have Lyme's disease? I'd better look that up. Supposedly Phil and I have health insurance, but let's hope it doesn't come to that. I know it won't be the last one either...nature of the Maine beast.

Next stop...Anson, Maine, to check out some land for sale that is all ready for us...water, sewer and electric...oh boy, oh boy.

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