But we are not big shoppers. And although they had one rack of very cheap bargains, most of the other clothing and items were only discounted between 10-20% which is not a great deal when the items are pretty expensive to begin with. We spent a total of about 20 minutes looking around, and then decided to move on. Besides, why would we buy anything here when we are going to be in New Hampshire where there isn't any sales tax.
After the L.L. Bean store, we drove a few miles down the road to the Cold River Vodka Distillery. This one of the few distilleries that make their vodka from potatoes rather than grain. This is only a small operation, but they go through 20,000 pounds of potatoes per week!
Vodka isn't our drink of choice, in fact I've probably never bought a bottle. But we had a small taste test anyhow. As expected, their regular vodka didn't do anything for me, but they make a special blueberry vodka that we both thought was quite nice. But at $38 a bottle, we didn't buy any....just a little out of our price range.
Then, we took the back roads to the town of Casco and parked Sherman just outside of town. We both hopped in the little car and drove into town. Stopped for an ice cream (it was beautiful hot summer day!) and then drove up to the Carousel Horse Farm where owner Tiffany had said we could park for a night or two. We came across Tiffany on the couchsurfing website, but she does charge $10 to use her camping spots. A little tough to get into, with some low branches, but suitable for smaller units boondocking. (GPS 44.00008 -70.52501)
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Camping with the horse at Carousel Horse Farm
We finally bought some steaks to do on our little Weber grill. They turned out great!
Yesterday's drive, 90 miles (144 kms)
This afternoon we're going to take the little car into the city of Portland and wander around. Then, we're going to a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game. They are a Boston Red Sox minor league AA team.