It Started With A Boot

“In 1911, an avid outdoorsman named Leon Leonwood (L.L.) Bean returned from a hunting trip with cold, damp feet and a revolutionary idea. L.L. enlisted a local cobbler to stitch leather uppers to workmen’s rubber boots, creating a comfortable, functional boot for exploring the Maine woods”. And from that boot, an empire was born.

Since we were in Maine, I was adamant I that I wanted to go to L.L. Bean. Well, we did. It is a huge store…..that is it, nothing more. My desire is satisfied and we moved on.  Another thing checked off the bucket list.

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Next stop was near Camden. We set up Seymour and headed out to find some Maine seafood. We stopped at Claws, in the Lobster Capital of the World – Rockland Maine.

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As we walked up to the counter, another couple was just leaving. They asked us if we had ever eaten here before and told us we MUST order the lobster roll and a side of fries…..we didn’t argue. It was delicious.  (**Interesting fact, until tonight I had never had lobster)IMG_8701.jpg

After dining on the porch of the restaurant (no indoor seating) We drove over to Owl’s Head Lighthouse. It is a stubby little thing, only 30 feet tall. However it is situated on a point of land that is quite prominent, so it does the job. The tower was build in 1852 and it has one of the last six Fresnel lenses in operation in Maine.IMG_8721.jpg

So tonight will be interesting. Seymour is parked beneath an oak tree or two or three. The banging on the roof by the acorns that are falling is not only noisy, but startling. Cooper is not a fan, not sure we are either. Wish us luck in getting any sleep.

 

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