Friday, August 5, 2016

2016-08-05 Friday, Elks Lodge 371, Lewiston, Maine

This is a nice Elks Lodge site. They have one 30 amp electric site, and we were lucky to be the only RV here. WE arrived with empty waste tanks, and a full fresh water tank. There is room for boon docking. We will stay for 3 nights before moving to The Pumpkin Patch in Hermon ME for the Escapees Chapter 3 Lobster Fest rally.

During the Escapees National RV Rally (Escapade), Marilyn and I were responsible for giving out door prizes on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights. The early staff collected national and local door prizes. We collected the door prizes from the vendors selling their wares at the Escapade. Then we sorted the gifts into groups of approximately 20 prizes per night with values of %50 aor more. So we had 60 plus groups of 1 to 4 door prizes per group for fun half hours of door prizes. Once our jobs were taken care of, we shopped the vendor area, attended some seminars, and had fun meeting new and old friends. Here is Marilyn reading the rules for the drawings (note: Robert is in charge of pulling the tickets from the drum for Marilyn to announce the winners).IMG_6946. My job was to pick and describe the prizes.IMG_6949. This is a fun job, as people come up and say, I know you, you gave out door prizes but you didn’t call my name.

Even though Escapade was over, we still stayed to spend time with Doug.

We finally said goodbye to Burlington on Monday, August the 1st. We drove across Vermont into New Hampshire, AS we were leaving Vermont, we saw our first real Eastern US Moose on the side of the road. As we were driving into Gorham, NH, Marilyn received a phone call from Mary Olsen. She, Garry and Sarah were behind us. We pulled into a parking lot for hugs. Later, we arranged to take the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington the following day.2016-08-02 Mt Washington Cog Railway Trip. We all made it to the top of Mount Washington.2016-08-02 Mt Washington Cog Railway Trip2016-08-02 Mt Washington Cog Railway Trip. After getting to the top, it was not easy for me to climb down over the rocks.

On Thursday, the 4th, we moved to the Elks Lodge in Lewiston, ME, and today we shopped at LL Bean in Freeport, ME. Marilyn found a rain jacket, and I have new shoes.

Hugs, and Type at you later.