Fishing At Presque Isle

Friday evening, May 15

1 (1)It was a beautiful, calm evening.

1 (2)There were several signs of beaver in the area.

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1 (7)Heze baiting a hook.

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1 (4)It was a bit cool in northern Maine, but it was perfectly calm.

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1 (12)At first I thought this was a kayaker, but then we noticed that he was standing on a board.

1 (13)Notice the cord attached to his leg – that way he won’t loose his board if he falls into the water.

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1 (20)A red-winged blackbird left us know that it was there.

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1 (25)Someone was building a campfire up river.

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1 (34)Then it was time to leave the river and head to Heze’s college dorm.

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3 (2)Showing his mom his dorm number.

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3 (4)Removing the final items that belonged to him.

DSC_3071The sun was setting as we headed back to our motel.

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DSC_3080The next day would be Heze’s graduation from college.

Traveling To Presque Isle, Maine

Friday, May 15

DSC_2893It was a bit hazy when we left Mark and Diane’s house – shortly after 6:00 AM.

Our destination was Northern Maine Community College where our grandson Hezekiah would be graduating with an Associate Degree in Diesel Hydraulics Technology on Saturday morning.

DSC_2894New leaves were beginning to fill in the brown branches of these northern trees.

DSC_2897Cerwin and I were in the middle seats as the four of us traveled in their van.

Our first stop was Dysart’s Truck Stop for breakfast – a popular eating place near Bangor.

DSC_2910Somewhere north of Bangor and south of Houlton, we could see Mount Katahdin to our west.

It is the highest mountain in Maine at 5,270 feet. 

DSC_2917Heading toward Houlton on Route 95 is a comfortable drive because there is little traffic and lots of trees.

DSC_2918It is a popular trucking route on the east coast.

DSC_2921After Houlton, we headed northwest on Route 1.

DSC_2929Mark stopped in Mars Hill to visit a friend.

DSC_2932My view from the van while we waited for Mark.

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DSC_2936There were a lot of vacant buildings in this part of town.

DSC_2924This man seemed to be checking out one of the vacancies.

DSC_2939We were not far from the Canadian border as we traveled Route 1 and thought this mountain range was probably in Canada.

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DSC_2945I am fascinated by old buildings and vehicles.

I would enjoy hearing the story of this car.

DSC_2950We reached our destination about 12:45 PM – just in time to have a late lunch with Heze in the college cafeteria.

DSC_2951I noticed two old trucks as we traveled to a U-Haul rental business to pick up a trailer for some of Heze’s possessions.

Then we went back to Houlton to pick up a motorcycle that Heze acquired – by trading it for his old Chevy.

DSC_2957By the time we got back to Presque Isle we were ready for supper.

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DSC_2961I was delighted that fiddleheads were in season, and ordered this appetizer so everyone could taste them.

From the internet: Fiddleheads are the furled fronds of a young fern, harvested for use as a vegetable. Left on the plant, each fiddlehead would unroll into a new frond. 

DSC_2962My other favorite Maine delicacy is lobster – and lobster stew is something I often order when in this northeastern state.

They know how to make it here. I am not sure that I ever had a better lobster stew.

DSC_2963This was my personal order of fiddleheads. They were cooked in a sweet/sour sauce, and were delicious.

DSC_2964I could not leave this restaurant – after eating two of my favorite Maine foods – without taking this picture. 🙂

To the right of the sign were pictures of every Maine governor with a few stories. (Remember the name of the restaurant is Governor’s.)

DSC_3013After supper, Heze took us to his favorite fishing place in Presque Isle.

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DSC_3021If I remember correctly, this is Aroostook River.

It was a beautiful evening and I have many more pictures.

I will post them the next evening I have internet service – which may be Saturday night.