We arrived here Saturday night and just sat out the weather through Sunday. Beginning Monday our weather has been absolutely beautiful.
On Monday we decided to head to Freeport to see the L.L. Bean stores. To our surprise there was also a group of outlet stores in the same area. The big L.L. Bean stores would not let Monet go in, even in her stroller, but all the outlet stores did, including the L.L. Bean outlet store. (I am now mad with L.L. Bean, even though I bought stuff in their outlet-ha) We managed to stick our head in some antique shops along the path. Most of the shops are very, very expensive but there were some sensible ones.
On Tuesday, we went back north on U.S. 1 about 50 miles to "catch" some more antique shopping and to see the harbor towns. Every town had it's own quaintness, our favorite being Camden.
Today, there was an antique show here in Damariscotta. In fact, it was about a mile from where we are staying. We were so excited! But, after paying $10.00 each and walking it for about an hour, we were done. We were really disappointed with the prices. They were at least double than what we'd been seeing in the different shops. If we understood it right, most of the dealers at the show were from the surrounding states so maybe they just didn't know how ridiculous their prices looked.
We left the antique show and went for some breakfast in town and found this little cafe. A great little find! When we were in Freeport Monday Van left his credit card at the restaurant so we will go back there this afternoon to get it. Maybe we can shop some more!! (really I'm getting tired of getting in and out of the car for really nothing in the shops)
This is one of the oldest courthouses in the United States, having been built in the 1700's. The top floor was where the Judge lived, the middle floor was where he dispensed justice and, the bottom floor was a tavern where he received his courage to dispense justice. Van thinks that's the way to do law.
This house is Montpelier, which is the house of General Henry Knox, a very prominent patriot of the revolution. He also was the first Secretary of War of the United States and retired to Montpelier in 1795 Notice that this looks like a smaller version of one view of the White House.
Once again, we appreciate all the help everyone gave us during the storm. When we can get back to wifi, we'll update again.