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Correct me if I am wrong, cause I am not exactly sure of how to use this term, but we went North and East from Acadia through Machias (or passed it at any rate) onto the Island of Campobello, Canada.  We got to use our passports again, and we even went TWO days in a row, but sadly we didn’t get a chance to do the taffy pulling event that was planned on day two.  It did give us the opportunity to visit a couple of things that we wouldn’t have gone to otherwise…Wild Blueberry Land, Monica’s Chocolates, and wherever this place is…ha!  I have been traveling so much I am forgetting the names of most of the places lately!

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So I should start at the beginning…

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Roosevelt’s retreat!

We took the advice of two ladies who were visiting Acadia (where I was working) who told me that if I was going to do it,  do the FUN tour.  Obviously, everyone does the ‘Tea with Eleanor’ which is actually not with Eleanor (or even someone pretending to be her).

Part of the Fun Tour takes you into areas you might not otherwise be able to go into.  They allowed G to play on a piano that is near priceless (G swears 3 million- I think they said it was originally purchased for 250,000, but I could be way off)

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And the crazy telephoto quality window

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The peonies were the size of Gs head

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Tea is a must…we bought our tickets, cause we wanted the free cookie book, and it goes to a good cause.  We didn’t want to get all the way there and find out that the free tickets were gone.

While we were there for the Roosevelt site, we took advantage of other things in the area…We originally wanted to visit the town of Passamaquoddy, which was the setting of Pete’s Dragon.  Guess what!?  FICTITIOUS! It is actually a Native American Tribe.  But the West Quoddy lighthouse is real!

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It is the furthest point East in the continental US.  This site and Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain take turns sharing the title of ‘first place hit by the sun in the US.

Don’t pass up an opportunity to try Monica’s Chocolates….if you are lucky you will get some of her famous hot chocolate…5 different chocolates!  We weren’t early enough 😦

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The other place that is a don’t miss if you are driving through that area is ‘Wild Blueberry Land’  If it is blueberry and they don’t have it…good luck!

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And if you can figure it out, or I remember the name of it…I will post it, but go during low tide….otherwise you are out of luck!

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Also, don’t go if you are afraid of heights!

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There is a small fee, for the tour, and it is less or free if you go just to hike across.  But we got to see a whale, which made up for the $60 whale watch tour that we didn’t get to see any whales 😦

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