We needed a new brush to clean the grill on the BBQ so I went into Home Depot to get one. The cashier says "This is Maine, just leave the lid of your BBQ up and the bears will clean you grill overnight."!
We travelled highway #1 around and down to Camden, Maine. Never been to this area before, and didn't expect it to be so busy and touristy. But of course it was a beautiful summer Saturday in July, so I guess busy
was to be expected!
Beautiful new bridge built beside the old one at Bucksport, Maine
We didn't stop in any of the little towns along the way because it would have been difficult to find parking even for a car, let alone the motorhome. But we did stop in a grocery store parking lot just outside of Camden and we left Sherman there and took the car for a drive. I had seen a nearby ski hill where we may have been able to overnight in their parking lot, but when we got there they had a sign saying the area was only open during certain hours and it didn't include overnight. Oh well. So we continued on to a Harvest Hosts Winery to see if we could stay there. I had sent them an email in the morning and hadn't heard back from them, although I hadn't given them very much notice.
We found the Savage Oakes Winery with no problem. Sandra welcomed us and explained that she is looking after the place for her brother who is away for a short time, and that's why we wouldn't have got a response to our email. But she was aware of the Harvest Hosts program, and showed us where we could park. So we went back and got Sherman, and brought him up here.
The tasting room at the Savage Oakes Winery
They have a pretty garden and trail to the vineyard
The grapes are starting to grow!
When we stay at a Harvest Hosts vineyard or orchard, we try and buy one of their products in exchange for being able to overnight with our motorhome. Not always though, and only if we want or need and like their product or pricing. This time, after taste testing quite a few different wines, we decided on a bottle of White Rose for $13.79. When making up our expenses for the month, we put half of the cost towards the "alcohol" column, and half towards the "overnight expenses" column.
Our nice bottle of wine, and nice scenery out our front window!
Sherman, and the evening sky at Savage Oakes Winery
Yesterday's drive, 93 miles (149 kms)