Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shopping and A Texas Treat

After a leisure start to the day, we decided to take a trip into Freeport.  The first stop was at a rather unique store.  It was

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DELORME, the Map Store.  This is the home of the

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world's largest globe, "Eartha".  Here are a few facts as certified by the Guinness Book of Records.

The revolving globe "Eartha" was designed and built by Delorme employees in Yarmouth, Maine.  It has a circumference of 129 ft. 2 1/2 in., in a surface area of 5313 1/4 square feet, a diameter of 41 ft. 1 1/4 in and weights 5600 lbs.  And it spins on

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on its own axis just as the earth does.

This picture puts the size

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a little more into perspective.

We had a good time shopping in the gift store.  We found the most up to date maps and travel books for anywhere and everywhere.

From here, we went to the LL Bean Outlet Village . Here there was

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big time shopping featuring

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lots and

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lots of stores.  Even ones with

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ice cream.  The moose tracks was yummy.

Our treasures of the day included a new pair of 10x28

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binoculars for Mark.  And, a

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Joby Gorillapod "tripod"  for my camera.  It even has it's own

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built in leveling system.  It can sit or hang on just about anything.  It will hold up to 6 1/2 pounds of camera and equipment. And, the best part is that it will fit in my backpack.  I can't wait to try it out.

When everyone had shopped themselves out, we headed back to the campground. 

After resting for a little while, everyone gathered at our house.

While we have been in Maine, we have enjoyed many dinners of yummy Maine lobster.  So, tonight, Mark and I decided to treat our Maine friends with some

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grilled shrimp from our Texas Gulf Coast.  While Mark did the grilling, Judy, Peggy, and Sylvia put together the side dishes and before we knew it, we had a

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feast.  And, where there is food, there are always good

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friends and lots of fellowship.

And, with that we concluded another wonderful day at the "Maine Event".


  1. Yummmmmmm...... I'll have some of the shrimp.... AND the lobster!!!!!
    Hugs to the whole gang up there! JoAnn

  2. I had moose tracks ice cream in Vermont --- it was as you say "very yummy" Glad you guys are having so much fun - see you in Indiana~~