May 28/29, 2016
15.05.2016 - 28.05.2016
Our last two days - we stopped in Portsmouth, NH (no taxes!) on the way to Bangor and went into the Walmart Super Center - picked up 7 cases of pop(!) along with lots of goodies we can't get at home. We went into Kittery to some of the outlet stores and stopped at my fav bakery - When Pigs Fly - they have an amazing variety of breads. It was quite hot again and when we arrived in Portland we popped into the Maine Mall, then arrived in Bangor around 6pm. There was an Olive Garden not too far from our motel, and since we don't have them at home,we decided to go. I don't mind their food - we def left stuffed!
The next morning we popped into a Walmart that was near our motel (which had a really nice buffet style breakfast), picked up more pop, some Burt's Bees body wash (that I used at our bnb in Boston) and picked up some cheap hard lemonade! Time to cross the border and we were home by 6.
I just want to recount one of those instant (almost) karma moments - and I can't recall if it was this trip or one from a few years before, because my memory is bad...but as we crossed the border, there was a big black Suburban SUV, which I first noticed because it took the wrong exit and was stopped and backing up. About 15-20 min later, it went flying by us (it had NY plates). Now, we generally do about 10kmh over the limit, but he was doing at least 20kmh over. He had kids bikes on the vehicle too! So anyways - about 20-30 min down the road, he was pulled over on the side of the highway by a 'ghost' car (unmarked RCMP) and I'm assuming getting a substantial ticket. I cheered those cops on like nothing. So much for buddy being in a hurry!