Thursday (Sept 8) to Thursday (Sept 15):
Not much to report on this week. We stayed at the Freeport/Durham KOA for the time we had to wait for the slide motor to be shipped to the repair shop. The campground was OK, like most KOA parks designed more for family activities. The park is in the process of closing down for the season so a lot of work was being done by the employees in preparation for winter.
While we were there we drove over to Portland ME one day. We walked a 4 mile trail that goes along the Back Cove which is a small shallow bay. We also did some shopping and Connie got a haircut at Ulta’s.
We went to Freeport ME one day and visited the flagship store for L.L. Bean’s. Lots and lots of winter clothing for sale in the store. They also have a bike/water/ski store in a separate building along with having an outlet store. There is a small group of outlet stores located across the street from the main L.L. Bean location as well as a number of restaurants in Freeport.
We found a short paved rails to trails pathway in Brunswick ME. We biked this trail a couple of times during the week. At the parking lot for the bike path there was a place to put our inflatable kayak in the river and we did this one day after eating a picnic lunch.
On Thursday morning we left out early to get to Mountain Road RV to have our slide motor replaced. They were able to get this done in short order. We also had them look at the ABS system since we have had the amber warning light come on and off the last time we had driven The Duchess. They could not find anything wrong and thought it might be the sensors getting some dirt/dust on them since we have been staying in campgrounds with unpaved roads. We picked up a few RV items in their small store and also learned how to use the keypad on the outside of our door to lock the motorhome up when we leave.
We called The Bluffs campground, our next stop, to see if they had a site available for Thursday night since we already were staying with them from Friday (9/16) to Monday (9/26). They did have a site and we made the 3 hour drive from Mountain Road RV to Freedom NH where the campground is located. We got set up in our site (MA-05) which is located “up the hill” in an area called The Bluffs. The Bluffs is a 55+ section of the park for adults who are age 55 or older.