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Old 07-07-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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We're upping camp and heading to Maine next week. I'll be working in Houlton, ME for three months. Its a long way from Texas!

It will be my first experience working a night job while full-timing. Hope the kids will be able to play outside most of the day while I'm sleeping! Probably have to get a set of ear plugs...

Anyone know of a good place to park there near Houlton? I've Googled and found a few places, the nicest sounding one is a 30 minute drive, though.

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76F in Houlton, ME with a low predicted in the 40s. Are there any other openings where you're going to work? It's on its way to 103F today in Fort Worth.
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Have to echo DKB's thoughts.... great time to be heading down east.

Bear in mind as you look for a campground that miles traveled up there and minutes of driving are far different than we are used to down here.

a 15 mile commute could very well be 45 minutes on the road depending on the meanderings of the road. While towns are much closer together in southern New England, when you get to Maine, especially as far north as you are going, over the hill can become a day long trip. For what it's worth.

In that you are going to be close, my understanding is that watching the tide come in in the Bay of Fundy can be a pretty spectacular occurence. Not sure how old your kids are but worth exploring.
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Don't know about a place to park, but a good place for coffee and sandwiches is Tim Horton's!
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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Don't know about a place to park, but a good place for coffee and sandwiches is Tim Horton's!
We'll check out Tim Horton's. My wife and I love a good cuppa joe.

Goal15: "In that you are going to be close, my understanding is that watching the tide come in in the Bay of Fundy can be a pretty spectacular occurrence. Not sure how old your kids are but worth exploring. "

Ages 8 and 9 and we'll be sure and check that out! I hear they have an electrical generation system using the tides there.

DKB_SATX "76F in Houlton, ME with a low predicted in the 40s. Are there any other openings where you're going to work? It's on its way to 103F today in Fort Worth."

Yeah, its even cooler than here in New Hampshire where we've spent the last three months. I was trying pretty hard to find a job anywhere but the south!

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I didn't notice in your OP that you were already in NH so disregard my prior statement on deceptive distances and driving times. You will have already figured that out. Spent the first 19 years of my existence in NH. Great place to spend Summers and Falls. Winter? Not so much, although I think the winter's have for the most part gotten milder in the ensuing 40 years since I walked 7 miles uphill both ways in the blizzards to my two room school house.
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I didn't notice in your OP that you were already in NH so disregard my prior statement on deceptive distances and driving times. You will have already figured that out. Spent the first 19 years of my existence in NH. Great place to spend Summers and Falls. Winter? Not so much, although I think the winter's have for the most part gotten milder in the ensuing 40 years since I walked 7 miles uphill both ways in the blizzards to my two room school house.

Yeah I've found that out

I'd rather drive the 45 minutes here to circumvent a mountain or river than spend an hour in DFW traffic in the 100 degree heat!

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Definately. The scenery is a bit different as well. Not many trees and streams along 635.
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We're upping camp and heading to Maine next week. I'll be working in Houlton, ME for three months. Its a long way from Texas!

It will be my first experience working a night job while full-timing. Hope the kids will be able to play outside most of the day while I'm sleeping! Probably have to get a set of ear plugs...

Anyone know of a good place to park there near Houlton? I've Googled and found a few places, the nicest sounding one is a 30 minute drive, though.

Stephen
hello Stephen, There is a camprgound called "My Brothers Place" about a mile north of Houlton on RT 1. You will be up there for the potato fest lots of fun. We are heading up to Bar Harbor in sept to take a glider ride out over the islands, can't wate. Happy camping nm1oqrz
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