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Old 10-24-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I never understood where "Downeaster" came from, regarding people from Maine
Can't help ya. Sounds like them coastal folks
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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The term Downeast is an old sailing term that used to refer to the region that is downwind and east of Boston, though it is usually used now to refer specifically to the part of the Maine coastline that starts somewhere around Hancock/Mount Desert Island and ends at the Canadian border.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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I love the idea of small rural town living... Any recommendations for a warmer climate? All of the pics I see are brrrrrrr.... toooooo cold for me
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I love the idea of small rural town living... Any recommendations for a warmer climate? All of the pics I see are brrrrrrr.... toooooo cold for me


???

Have you looked at the pictures in this thread?

Most show sunny days, warm weather.



Here try these, first is behind my house:




Then when you walk a bit:




Now as you reach the riverbank, if you look left:




Straight:




and right:




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... All of the pics I see are brrrrrrr.... toooooo cold for me
I dont see what you mean?
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Verseau,

You got me hooked! I LOVE those pictures!
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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All these pictures are beautiful!
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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Yeah but pretty scenery is only entertaining for so long, pretty soon you start to realize you're stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, except hunt and fish, and to get anything done you need to drive two hours in any direction just to grocery shop.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Yeah but pretty scenery is only entertaining for so long, pretty soon you start to realize you're stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, except hunt and fish, and to get anything done you need to drive two hours in any direction just to grocery shop.
2 hours in any direction to get to a grocery store?

Wow!

I am 7 miles from the I-95 freeway, 7 miles of good road. From that freeway onramp we are 12 miles from a major city [a State University campus, an International airport, a military base, a shopping mall, and every big box store].
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:33 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Absolutely beautiful pics. I am quite intrigued with New England and have never been to the region. I do wonder how receptive these areas are to black people, interracial couples and families. Maybe someone can share some insights.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Absolutely beautiful pics. I am quite intrigued with New England and have never been to the region. I do wonder how receptive these areas are to black people, interracial couples and families. Maybe someone can share some insights.
That is a fairly common topic on the Maine sub-forum. We have inter-racial posters there.
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