Group shot at the visitor cabin here at Moosehorn, day three, then a tour of the refuge. After the tour, we ladies wanted to do a little shopping, so I took them to my favorite shop, Knock on Wood, while the men remained behind. Hum, I wonder what they did!!!
Next was a quick tour of the visitor center in Calais. Upon leaving, this resounding baritone voice singing "She's The Yellow Rose of Texas" was coming from somewhere...right in the middle of town! I knew it was Bill Kolodnicki, project leader of Moosehorn NWR, but where was he? He was standing on the hill behind a bush just in front of where we were, singing for all he was worth. He sings that often when we meet and he has a glorious, beautiful voice.
Just across the St. Croix River from the visitor center in Calais, you can see this, the Ganong candy store in St. Stephens. Back into Canada to get some of that wonderful chocolate candy.
Just down the road from Calais is the St. Croix International Historic Site, the first French settlement in America in 1604.
There are several life size bronze statues spaced along the trail with interp panels. Here is Travis posing with a Passamaquoddy native statue. The French were met by the friendly tribe when they arrived on the island.
Then on to Eastport, Maine where we took them on the tour of how Ray's Mustard is made. It is stone ground using cold spring water without cooking. They have about 27 flavors of mustard.
Our favorite restaurant in Eastport is the Chowder House and since it is now time for lunch, this is where we go. We had seafood chowder, really, really good, and I had the lobster stew.
Our view from the window. That is the ferry that leaves Eastport to Deer and Campobello Islands.
A stroll on Main Street (the Historic District)...the bakery was closed!!! Just as well as this was waiting for us back at the rig.
Blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream.
Here are the berries Wallace picked for the pie. Visitors at the refuge can hand pick two quarts per person a day. We always have plenty of blueberries when we leave. They freeze well.
We had a fun-filled three days with relatives and friends. They made it home safely, and I just talked with Deanna. She was wishing they were back here in Maine as the temperature is 107!!!
See y'all in New Orleans next.
Until next time...