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Uber! Get your first ride free!

So we used Uber for the first time today.  We’re in New Orleans and we felt like getting a lift from Willie Mae’s Scotch House to the French Quarter (1.5 miles).

Kevin Wolbeck used his Uber account.  The car was there within minutes and the cost for 4 people was like $6.

Later, from the quarter, I used my Uber account and we got a lift back to French Quarter  RV Resort.  It worked out great.  I see they sent me a promo code so Nancy signed up using it.  She will get her first ride free and I’ll get a $15 Uber ride credit.  Cool!

If you haven’t tried this alternative to a traditional taxi cab and want to get your first ride free, download the Uber app and use my promo code: jimb3509ue or click this linkGoogle ChromeScreenSnapz050

Maine – July 2014

In late July 2014, we visited Maine.

We stayed in the Kennebunkport area for a few nights, visiting Arundel, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Cape Elizabeth and Portland. We then moved onto the Bangor area for a few nights.  Below are a few pictures of our visit.

Click here to view a slide show of all the Maine pictures we took.

Maine - Arundel - Hemlock Grove Campground

Maine – Arundel – Hemlock Grove Campground

Arundel, ME - Hemlock Grove RV Park - Site 74

Arundel, ME – Hemlock Grove RV Park – Site 74

Maine - Kennebunkport - Beach - Dinner 1

Maine – Kennebunkport – Beach – Dinner

Maine - Kennebunkport - Beach

Maine – Kennebunkport – Beach

Maine - Wells - Maine Diner

Maine – Wells – Maine Diner

Maine - Wells - Maine Diner - Triple D Dinner

Maine – Wells – Maine Diner – Triple D Dinner

Maine - Cape Elizabeth - Portland Head Light

Maine – Cape Elizabeth – Portland Head Light

Maine - Cape Elizabeth - Fort Williams Park - Mainecentric Food Truck.  We had Lobster Rolls from this truck for lunch.  VERY good!

Maine – Cape Elizabeth – Fort Williams Park – Mainecentric Food Truck. We had Lobster Rolls from this truck for lunch. VERY good!

Maine - Cape Elizabeth - Portland Head Light.  Great lighthouse and informative museum.

Maine – Cape Elizabeth – Portland Head Light. Great lighthouse and informative museum.

Maine - Portland - Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Maine – Portland – Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Maine - Portland - Slab - Jim and Nancy.  This place was great.  Great beer, great appetizer and live music.

Maine – Portland – Slab – Jim and Nancy. This place was great. Great beer, great appetizer and live music.

Maine - Scarborough - Scarborough Lobster.  Great steamed lobster!

Maine – Scarborough – Scarborough Lobster. Great steamed lobster!

Maine - Scarborough - Scarborough - This was my dinner!

Maine – Scarborough – Scarborough – This was my dinner!

Maine - Pine Point - Bayley's Ice Cream - Store Front

Maine – Pine Point – Bayley’s Ice Cream – Store Front

Maine - Pine Point - Bayley's Ice Cream. Look sat all these flavors.  Best ice cream we've had in New England yet!

Maine – Pine Point – Bayley’s Ice Cream. Look sat all these flavors. Best ice cream we’ve had in New England yet!

Click here to view a slide show of all the Maine pictures we took.

Sunday, July 27th

Today we went out for breakfast. We decided to return to Wells to eat breakfast at Maine Diner since we had a good experience there for dinner our first night in the area. We we’re not disappointed. The Lobster Benedict and Blueberry Pancakes were great!

Maine - Wells - Maine Diner - Lobster Benedict for breakfast.  YUM!

Maine – Wells – Maine Diner – Lobster Benedict for breakfast. YUM!

After breakfast, we headed an hour north to Freeport. The big attraction here is LL Bean’s flagship store. And it is HUGE. There are actually 4 stores (that we found). Three are in the same campus and the 4th, their outlet store is located nearby in an outlet mall. We both found things we needed :)

Maine - Freeport - LL Bean.  Here's the front of one of their four stores here.

Maine – Freeport – LL Bean. Here’s the front of one of their four stores here.

Maine - Freeport - LL Bean - Leather Boot
In between visits to the various LL Bean stores, we went across the street to Linda Bean’s Restaurant. Decent food. Service was slow so they gave us our Coconut Cream pie free! And it was good pie :)

We left Freeport and headed back south and stopped in Portland. We walked around the wharf area on Commercial street and went in a few stores. We had a light dinner at the Dry Dock Restaurant and Tavern. Nancy had a Lobster Roll and I had a Haddock Sandwich. We both had a cup of soup with Nancy having French Onion and me having Lobster Bisque. Both were very good. After dinner, we headed south, back to camp in Arundel.

Maine - Freeport - Dry Dock Restaurant and Tavern

Maine – Freeport – Dry Dock Restaurant and Tavern

Click here to view a slide show of all the Maine pictures we took.

Monday, July 28th

Today was move day. And it was a day of epic rain. I can’t remember when I last had to prepare the RV for travel in the pouring rain. Been years for sure. Anyway, donned a rain coat and got’r done. It rained all the way (3 hours) to Hermon, Maine (near Bangor).

Driving in the Rain

Driving in the Rain

We’re at Pumpkin Patch RV Park as recommended by a couple of our RV friends. We’re in site 18.

Maine - Hermon - Pumpkin Patch RV - Sign

Maine – Hermon – Pumpkin Patch RV – Sign

Maine - Hermon - Pumpkin Patch RV - Site 18

Maine – Hermon – Pumpkin Patch RV – Site 18

We went into Bangor for the evening and ended up at Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub for dinner. We split a Fish and Chips and a Guinness Burger. The burger was GREAT. The fish was okay. It was a bit too greasy. The beer was fabulous too :)

Maine - Bangor - Paddy Murphy's

Maine – Bangor – Paddy Murphy’s

Maine - Bangor - Paddy Murphy's

Maine – Bangor – Paddy Murphy’s

Maine - Bangor - Paddy Murphy's

Maine – Bangor – Paddy Murphy’s

Click here to view a slide show of all the Maine pictures we took.

Wednesday, July 30th

Today was move day. We moved from Hermon, Maine (Bangor) to XXXXX, Maine(Bar Harbor). On our way though, we stopped at Dysart’s Truck Stop for breakfast. We’d already learned about their famous Cinnamon Rolls and had tried them earlier this week (YUM).