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Old Jun 3rd 2009, 09:35 AM
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So I'll be driving up to Maine tomorrow to attend the Canadian-American Center's Conference on "Loyalism in the Revolutionary Atlantic World". It's 9-10 hours of driving between here and there.

Anyone have any suggestions of ways not to go crazy in the car by myself? Or know of any "must see!" sights between Philadelphia and Orono that are worth stopping for?
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Old Jun 3rd 2009, 09:59 AM
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For not going crazy, I'd get books on CD. I always do that for any 8+ hour round trip in the car.

As for scenic roads, the only thing I can recall off the top of my head is A1A (or whatever it's called up there) as opposed to 95.
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Old Jun 3rd 2009, 01:38 PM
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The thought of 8+ hours in a car makes me cringe.
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Old Jun 3rd 2009, 04:31 PM
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Get a Stephen King book on tape. They're entertaining and the only thing other than trees I can actually think of to associate with Maine.
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For not going crazy, I'd get books on CD. I always do that for any 8+ hour round trip in the car.
'found a couple in the library that look promising. Here's hoping.

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Get a Stephen King book on tape. They're entertaining and the only thing other than trees I can actually think of to associate with Maine.
I think of lobster, which will make an appearance at some point during my visit if I'm lucky.
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'found a couple in the library that look promising. Here's hoping.



I think of lobster, which will make an appearance at some point during my visit if I'm lucky.
I seem to recall from a trip some years back that there is a stretch of beach along the coast as you're leaving New Hampshire where there are little towns all along. I stopped in a restaurant that overlooked the beach and the seafood was terrific. The beach was kind of weird though - I remember it not seeming very beach like, but I can't put my finger on how.
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I seem to recall from a trip some years back that there is a stretch of beach along the coast as you're leaving New Hampshire where there are little towns all along. I stopped in a restaurant that overlooked the beach and the seafood was terrific. The beach was kind of weird though - I remember it not seeming very beach like, but I can't put my finger on how.
Lobstrosities and a gunslinger?
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I just saw this on the main page:

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And just had to click it to see from where this guy drove to Maine drunk.
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Old Jun 4th 2009, 07:16 AM
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I just saw this on the main page:

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And just had to click it to see from where this guy drove to Maine drunk.
I was the guy driving the van that clipped Stephen King.
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Old Jun 4th 2009, 10:22 AM
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Lobstrosities and a gunslinger?
What are lobstrosities? That sounds familiar. Is that from the Gunslinger series?
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