From Bar Harbor we drove to Bangor and spent a couple of days. Then on to Presque Isle (PI) where I lived when I was 5 years old.
The whole campground was in tip top shape: very well maintained, the sites were level and the grass and flowers were at their best. Looks like the campground could host a few rallies. It has a couple of big tents and a nice sized room for other events. I think some folks were staying here before heading northeast into New Brunswick, Canada. I rated them pretty high (9) on RV Park Reviews (my #1 source of campground info).
Bangor was a nice little mountain ish type of town. A highlight of the couple of days there was the Rascal Flats concert. We saw about 8 of their big rig trucks at the truck stop the first night we were in town.
During our windshield tour of the city, we stopped by Stephen King's house,
and went across the Penobscot River to see Freedom Park and monument dedicated to Joshua Chamberlain of Little Round Top and Civil War fame.
From Bangor, we went directly north to Presque Isle where we lived when I was 5-8 years old. My dad retired from the Air Force here back in 1961 before the Air Force Base was closed. We camped at Arndt's Aroostook River Lodge and Campground. The view across the valley was great. I liked the campfire.
Presque Isle is a small town that is struggling with the economy. We drove in on a Saturday and not much was going on. We started some sight seeing and I tried to locate some places I remember:
Zippel Elementary School where I went to second grade.
Presque Isle High School - home of the Wildcats. This is where my oldest brother Marty went.
Then out to the Air Force Base that was closed. It is now a regional airport and some of the housing area in low income and rental. It is always tough to go back to these places because they are in a rough state of repair than what I remembered.
Here is the house we lived in on 58 Sunset Loop.
It was a fun couple of days and a bit nostalgic. I was glad to go back and see it. If it weren't for being a full-timer, I doubt we would ever get back here. As with most of the rest of the country, the weather has been unseasonably warm.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...