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Old 07-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #91
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Lookin' good, Bob!

Glad to see you made it to Wall Drug. I passed all those signs when I was driving to move to Huntsville, but I was pressed for time and didn't take the exit. Doesn't look like there was much there to interest me but I'll still always feel like I missed out!

The lobster rolls look tasty...

Still no riding for me since the July 2 encounter with big rock on Oak St bridge. Front rim assessed as non-repairable. Ouch $$$

Ride safe!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:07 PM   #92
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Lookin' good, Bob!

Glad to see you made it to Wall Drug. I passed all those signs when I was driving to move to Huntsville, but I was pressed for time and didn't take the exit. Doesn't look like there was much there to interest me but I'll still always feel like I missed out!

The lobster rolls look tasty...

Still no riding for me since the July 2 encounter with big rock on Oak St bridge. Front rim assessed as non-repairable. Ouch $$$

Ride safe!
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I couldn't help myself. All those Wall Drugs signs for nearly a 100 miles. You just had to stop to see what was there.,

so sorry about your rim. Can't you get one from Modern. He may have a used one. Lucky thing you didn't get dumped or injured


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Old 07-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #93
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Stuck in Bar Harbor, ME

Torrential rains. Accuweather had Flash Flood warnings so decided to stay here another day



took the free shuttle from the campsite to Historic Bar Harbor, ME



no point riding and no where to store your riding gear in the rain

Had my first $13. bowl of Lobster bisque



and my first real Lobster dinner. Until now I have only had Lobster rolls



Messy but worth it. This trip is all about Lobsters as they are too expensive in Vancouver, BC



signs like this everywhere.

hope to be back on the road tomorrow. We are running a day late into Shediac, NB to meet Kedgi

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #94
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Turned the corner

Bob

Glad you are enjoying lobster and the East Coast. I am days behind in my trip and I have just turned the corner if Lake Superior. I am in Superior, WI enjoying a burger at the Anchor Bar.

Angele is in Shediac, looking forward to meeting you and she is ready to make lobster rolls. If I don't get back to the Maritimes before you head West I will make arrangements to meet you somewhere nice, on the road like Saranac Lake or Lake Placid, maybe.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #95
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Damn those gadgets can be frustrating!! I have found there is a fine balance somewhere between the GPS advice, what your maps show (depending on resolution), what route people suggest, and your instinct. (And I somehow still end up choosing poorly in many instances.)

I hope you manage to avoid any more traffic like that, especially with the heat. Thanks for taking us along on your ride.

-Mike

By the way, I think that you gave Mt Rushmore plenty of time.
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sorry for delayed response. Problems with WiFi the past few days

Usually the GPS matches the signs but today they were conflicting again. Don't know which to rely on.

wished we had that heat now. We are freezing in New Brunswick (cold and foggy here)

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #96
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Well maybe on the way back.....Do the notches in NH. Up through the ski areas in VT. Across Champlain through Lake George and the Adirondacks. Some really great roads around. I even skip the interstate in my work truck when time permits.

Oh yeah we did the same drive by at Rushmore last year too.
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haven't planned my return route yet. depends a bit on the weather. It's changed for the worse here in NB right now.

I had high hopes for Mt Rushmore and was disappointed. At least you are able to see it from the road

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #97
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The rain finallly stopped and we were rolling around 8am.



the terrain is similar yet different than what I am used to seeing on the west coast of Canada



I am heading to Eastport, ME, the most easterly town in the US



and snap a photo of my bike with the sign



I get to the main area by the pier



and look at the boats in the harbour. Soon we head on our way to the border crossing at Calais, ME



it is busy but the lines seem to move quickly

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QywTDUJBxII/UfBuND72NkI/AAAAAAAAFys/RgdNmj4qsoo/s720/P1040982.JPG

we lose another hour
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #98
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[QUOTE=bESS;21945729]The rain finallly stopped and we were rolling around 8am.



the terrain is similar yet different than what I am used to seeing on the west coast of Canada



I am heading to Eastport, ME, the most easterly town in the US



and snap a photo of my bike with the sign



I get to the main area by the pier



and look at the boats in the harbour. Soon we head on our way to the border crossing at Calais, ME



it is busy but the lines seem to move quickly



we lose another hour
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #99
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I finally make it back into Canada



and decide to dry out my tent and other stuff before it smells



we have a nice motel overlooking the Bay of Fundy, except that the fog has rolled in





It was a relaxing day, not too many miles and I am currently in Pocologan, NB



should be in Shediac tomorrow
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:40 AM   #100
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So frustrating not to have internet access at the end of the day. Most places have WiFi and I get the signal but cannot connect. I think it is the problem of how the host router is configured, not my computer

I awoke in Pocologan, NB to my first eastern sunrise. On the west coast the sun sets in the sea, here it rises from the sea



Not a real sunrise because of the cloud cover. We have a motel right on the Bay of Fundy with a beach view



a little pricier but you have to live it up once in a while and also be able to dry out your camping equipment



lots of neat places to eat along the way

got to ride over the Confederation Bridge over to PEI



also tried to get a shot of myself, but hard to do with one hand with cars right behind



I think this is a cross-section of the bridge



I have arrived in Cavendish, PEI



My first sunset on the Island
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What a challenge trying to connect to the internet. Although we have WiFi , and my computer receives a strong signal, it will not connect to the "net . Very frustrating as I think all the other campers are sucking out the bandwidth looking at streaming video

A relaxing day or two on PEI, aka: "The Island". Here are just a few scenes of North Rustico Harbour

















today we move to a different location and perhaps take a stroll through Charlottetown
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #102
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Man you are doing a lot more than having some lobster. We were in Nova Scotia a couple of years ago and never made it to the island. Great travels!
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Cavendish Beach, PEI

Here are a few scenes from the famous Cavendish Beach



















seems like miles of red sand beach. Because this is declasred a NP, there is a $7.80 charge to enter

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Internet has been a challenge at the campsite for the past few days

we finally made it to Shediac NB and left PEI on Monday afternoon. Weather has not been on our side with heavy rain and flash flood warnings



I have been trying to meet up with Kedgi and we were so close when we missed each other a week ago in State College, PA



Shediac is the Lobster Capital of the world and home of the largest lobster we were trying to kill a bit of time when suddenly, a KTM appeared from no where



he had been following my spot and he wanted to surprise us so he rode down to the visitor's centre



and we followed him home



he made us feel like celebrities by inviting a welcoming committee

Months ago he promised to have Angele make us some of her delicious, home-made lobster rolls when I arrived



and I must say that they are the best ones I have ever tasted. She is such a good cook and Kedgi is so lucky . . .



Just looking at this photo makes me hungry all over again

there was one piece left



and when no one was looking, I took it

Thank you again Kedge and Angele for being such great hosts. I hope to repay the favour when you come to Vancouver
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:11 AM   #105
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A Pleasure

Bob

It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and Karen. What fun! I'm so glad you stopped in, again, and we finally got the chance to meet.

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