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    • Day23

      Ein Wochenende 🌤️ zum Golfen 🏌🏻‍♀️🏌️

      October 15, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Am Samstagnachmittag soll es hier in Freeport aufklaren 🌤️ und mit Temperaturen bis 20 Grad wieder angenehm warm werden - also ideal zum Golf spielen. Der heftige Regen 🌧️ von Freitag wird auch auf den vielen Golfplätzen in der Gegend Spuren hinterlassen haben. Wir nehmen’s also gemütlich und sind um 9 Uhr beim Frühstück im Harraseeket Inn 🏨. Danach gehen wir aufs Zimmer und suchen uns 3 Golfplätze aus, die in Frage kommen und in einem Umkreis von 8 bis 12 Meilen um Freeport herum liegen.

      Wir fahren 🚙 los und sind - gleich hinter Yarmouth - innert 20 Minuten beim Val Halla Golf & Recreation Club. Im Golfshop werden wir sehr nett bedient und bekommen für überraschend wenig Geld Tee Times um 12:56 Uhr ⏰ und nehmen die gemieteten Golftaschen samt Golfbällen 👍 entgegen - Bingo! Es reicht gerade noch, um auf dem Übungsgreen ein Paar Bälle einzulochen, bevor wir auf die Runde gehen. Die Sonne 🌤️ scheint inzwischen vom leicht bewölkten Himmel und wir sind bald kurzärmelig mit Butch und Mike (Vater und Sohn) unterwegs. Im Golfcart 🛺 der beiden läuft lautstark die Übertragung 📻 eines Football 🏈 Spiels - bei uns kaum vorstellbar 🙈. Trotz der Nässe 💦 ist der Platz in einem guten Zustand und es macht Spass mit den beiden. Zurück im Clubhouse buchen wir gleich für den folgenden Tag eine 18-Loch Runde mit den gleichen Golf-Schlägern. Am späteren Abend gibt es ein feines Essen beim Italiener, den wir vom Hotel aus in 5 Minuten zu Fuss erreichen.

      Am nächsten Morgen um 10:30 Uhr schlagen wir mit Jenn und Bill ab, die in unserem Alter sind. Als Klubmitglieder nehmen sie es recht locker und geben uns den einen oder anderen Tipp, wie der Platz am besten zu spielen ist. Wir unterhalten uns sehr gut und sind etwas enttäuscht, dass wir die „Back 9“ alleine spielen müssen. Bill hat aber andere Prioritäten und muss unbedingt das Spiel der New England Patriots 🏈 sehen … 🤷‍♂️. Der Platz ist nicht mehr so nass wie Tags zuvor und wir dürfen mit dem Carts 🛺 wieder auf die meisten Fairways fahren.

      Was für ein schönes Wochenende in der bunten Natur 🌤️ 🍂 🏌🏻‍♀️.
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    • Day4

      Day 4 - Bargain hunters in Freeport

      June 13, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

      The only thing this family likes more than chocolate is a great bargain! Sixty and seventy percent off? We’re there! And since Alex has to work the rest of the week, we opted for a visit to the iconic LLBean store and Freeport outlets even though the weather was perfect for another outdoor adventure.
      Around noon the majority voted
      to skip lunch and keep shopping! However, by 2:30 this decision was a clear fail since a slightly different majority was in full HANGRY (though happy with their purchases).

      Still in search of lobster we headed back to Portland only to encounter a 45-minute wait for a table at Highroller Lobster. When we finally ordered, Curtis was the only person ordering the elusive crustacean. Go figure.

      Doorgate was resolved by the attentive support staff who assured us the 12’ door would not fall off again in the middle of the night but the Fawlty Towers moments continue with window washers randomly appearing outside our windows (see photos below!)

      We were treated to a late Spanish dinner in the apartment (thanks Curtis!) Parents reigned at cribbage but are still down a game after a skunking the previous night.
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    • Day5

      Day 5 - Freeport!

      October 4, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      So in addition to Bordalo’s and geocaches we wanted to see the ocean so we looked for a campground along the coast. We camped just north of Freeport for a couple nights and of course had to make a stop in Freeport and the famous LL Bean!Read more

    • Day217

      Dessert of Main

      June 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      m Jahr 1797 (oder 1783) zog William Tuttle mit seiner Familie auf das damals knapp 121 Hektar umfassende Farmgelände. Dort baute man zunächst sehr erfolgreich Kartoffeln an, erntete Heu und hielt Rinder. Nachfolgende Generationen besaßen zudem Schafe, um deren Wolle an Webereien zu verkaufen. Fehler bei der Fruchtfolge führten im Zusammenspiel mit massiver Entwaldung und Überweidung nach einigen Jahrzehnten jedoch zu zunehmender Bodenerosion, die Sandvorkommen freilegte. Es handelt sich um Sand und Schluff, die dort seit dem Ende der bislang letzten Vergletscherungsphase des pleistozänen Eiszeitalters vor etwa 10.000 Jahren liegen. Damals schliffen die Gletscher der Region größere Steine zunächst zu Kies und später zu noch feinkörnigeren Materialien, die bis zu 25 Meter tief lagern. Im Laufe der Zeit erweiterten sich diese vereinzelten kleinen Flecke, starker Nordwestwind formte Dünen und trieb den Sand immer weiter, bis schließlich eine zunächst irreversible Desertifikation einsetzte. Zunächst erwogen die Tuttles noch, den Sand zur Herstellung von Backsteinen zu nutzen und sich auf diese Weise ein neues Standbein aufzubauen, doch der hohe Glimmeranteil verhinderte die notwendige Stabilität der Steine. 1919 sah sich die Familie deshalb letztendlich gezwungen, die Farm endgültig aufzugeben.Read more

    • Day5

      Cabin at Wolfes Neck

      September 28, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Saw my brother Nate today, and my cousin Shawn, as well as my near family member (I guess I will call her) Brenda, at the corporate offices. I went in there to get an ID so that I could get my family discount at the retail store. Brenda took care of me, and tomorrow morning I guess she will have an updated ID badge for me. Meanwhile she supplied me with one that is very classic from a long time ago and I'll try to get a photo of for the travel blog here. I also went down to Wolfe's neck, to do the first experimental flight of the drone (without its camera). With all the birch trees gone, and the grass all dried out… one good thing is that there's some open-space to practice flying a drone. It takes three things to fly the drone it takes the drone a phone and a pair of I goggles. The latter don't have to be worn but they need to be nearby and they need energy and they ran out of battery power leaving my drone hovering at about 100 feet camp with no way to get it down or control it . I don't know the gate code there so I had parked up by the chain and I had to run back to the truck and get a battery while the drone hovered in midair. Kind of an odd situation. When I got back down to the cabin area where the Drone was hovering it had not changed its position even one foot . Pretty remarkable . Overall the thing has quirks though . But I'm getting the feel for the drone. Right now it doesn't seem to want to land until "I read the tutorial (flashes an annoying message saying this rather than just freaking landing) or it runs out of batteries... which is how it finally got itself out of the air. I don't know how it knows if I read the tutorial. Some famous speaker in a commencement address once "said little by little progress is made."

      Going to probably stay in the old Port today got one of the last rooms available there and there's nothing in downtown Freeport. Boy, I used to complain about prices now they are more expensive than ever and you're lucky if you can even find a place in downtown Portland or Freeport. That new Hyatt Place in the Old Port, on a Wednesday night in what I would call nearly the offseason is still over $500 tonight for a room . Can you believe that? There's a couple others that are over 400 right around the Old Port . I thought San Francisco was expensive . At least I can find somewhere near the center of the city for cheaper than that pretty much anytime . Wow . But I did find a place on the Portland peninsula after much diligent work , for a couple days . I used my hotels.com discount to save about half but it was still outrageous. I hope to visit Jesse and people like Laura Fuller of Fuller glass my old friend and former business co-manager, and maybe Sonny Robinson who I guess now is a clairvoyant which is kind of interesting to me.
      Btw at Wolfes Neck I walked next door to the neighbors to the north where they are building a beautiful post and beam home out of Oregon Douglas fir and Maine pine. Wow it's huge! See photo. They are catching stripers there in case anyone wants to know… It's confirmed that they are running. I got to talk with some of the construction guys there. They got the approval easy enough I guess to expand and that property is probably 4-5000 ft.² now.
      I found a rock that had crystals on it out in back of the cabin glad no one threw it away just because it took me hours to harvest that from the shore at the time. Many many years ago!
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      Linda Bean

      Do you want a cabin key? If so, Wayne has one and there is bedding inside. Cold and inconvenient, but cheap. The code is the year your ancestor Bill went from Normandy, France, and did something significant in England.

      10/1/16Reply
       
    • Day5

      Wolfe's Neck Campground

      July 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      It was hard to leave Boothbay Harbor but our evening’s accommodations were over an hour away. This would be our last night in a campground, and we were more than ready to be done with the rafts we were using for mattresses.

      Wolfe’s Neck Campground came highly recommended. It’s located on a working farm and offers oceanfront campsites, kayak rentals and more.

      The best part about this place was the Farm Cafe which surprisingly served really good food. I ordered the hummus plate...it was better than expected!

      Our last night camping wouldn’t have been complete without sitting by the fire as the sun set.
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    • Day8

      It's Shopping Time!

      October 12, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Heute mal keine Landschaft genießen, heute "er-fahren" wir Freeport. Die 'Blaupause' für die ganzen dorf-ähnlichen Outlet Center. Freeport ist nämlich keine normale Stadt, sondern rings um L.L. Bean gewachsene Stores. Aber sehr überschaubar. Trotzdem sind wir fündig geworden.

      Und es liegt nahe an Portland, wo wir das nächste B&B gebucht haben. Ds Zimmer ist wie erwartet, nicht berauschend. Aber eine Nacht geht.

      Abends dann in Portland am Hafen gewesen und bei Dimillo gegessen: Lobster Roll bzw Mixed Seafood. Beliebtes Lokal, wir mussten eine Stunde warten bis unser Tisch frei war. In der Zeit haben wir dann kleinen Hafenbummel gemacht. Dabei konnten wir uns olfaktorisch davon überzeugen, das es sich um einen 'working harbor' handelt....
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    • Day14

      Freeport, Maine

      September 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Freeport is a town in Maine known for its numereous outlet stores. Freeport is home to L.L.Bean. We will be staying two nights in Freeport. We are going to Bar Harbor, Maine tomorrow.

      Did you do any shopping.

      9/30/17Reply
       
    • Day14

      Kennebuckport, Maine

      September 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      A coastal town in southern Maine where the Bush family summer home is located-9/27
      A quaint town with shops and beautiful homes. I took a picture with my camera of the Bush family summer home.

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    Freeport, فريبورت, Фрипорт, 04032, فری پورٹ، مینے

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