|Our hotel in Bangor|
Once into Maine we entered the Appalachian mountain system. What a drive! Although it was a truly stunning trip it took a lot of concentration through the numerous switchbacks and twisty roads. It was not very comforting seeing signs along the highway that said "high hit area" for deer. We were very careful and stuck to the speed limit but it was tiring nonetheless.
|Gas prices look good|
Our intent was to do a little shopping the next day and that is exactly what we did. Given the Canadian dollar's value it meant shopping for deep discount items in the outlet stores. We managed to save a few bucks despite the brutal exchange rate and bought things we would not have been able to find easily here in Canada.
|Calais Looking across to Canada|
The two places we wanted to visit were L.L.Bean and Harbor Freight. Princess Auto is the closest thing we have to Harbor Freight while L.L Bean is not found in Canada at all. Both were positive experiences and we manged to buy exactly what we were looking for.
Another stopover was Marden's. We should have more stores like Marden's which we found in Calais, Maine just before crossing over to Canada.
We did not buy gas in the US although it was quite a bit cheaper. The thought of Ethanol in our gas tank would have concerned me.
|Good deals here|
Would we do it again? I think so but we would stay a little longer, and by then our dollar may strengthen.