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Old 08-22-2012, 07:48 PM
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Smile Weekend in Vacationland

It's hot and muggy in the City and it's cool and nice in Maine. I have full tanks of gas and I know how to get there. It's mostly up.


Up up up ...





I climbed higher closer to real airplanes, switched on oxygen, trimmed my whiskey compass nicely to 40 degrees and took a nap.









Woke up in two hours






climbed down to a familiar lake and took a challenge of two glissers on speedy pass. Relax plastic jet ski you are no match for fast metal airplane. Bob Axsom would be proud if he saw the race.





Familiar Rangeley airport.





Very familiar courtesy car.






And I know where the key is.






Evening was spent with nice company of cousins in famous bungalow.



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Old 08-22-2012, 08:02 PM
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Crisp and clear next morning. Recon time!


I had a clandestine navi who led my RV and I to some places previously unseen.


Sugarloaf mountain. They are building a lot here. In the middle of nowhere. Condos and such. Looks like their economy is different from tanked.





On the other side of the mountain there is a town with airport. Carabasset it's called. Fantastic views!









We parked and took a walk.






Lot's of interesting architecture there.














In that huge hangar to the right an amphibian belongs to people in green uniform who ride in black pickup trucks and they very likely have guns. Badges for sure.


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Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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After Carabasset we took a road to southwest.









Actually we were in hunt for a Pietenpol who departed 30 minutes ago from Carabasset airport before we landed there. With very few charted fields in that part of the country it was not very difficult to find that wooden slow mover.











He is probably right there.



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Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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to be continued...
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Nice Vlad!

Can't wait to hear you tell the rest of the story!

You are always welcome!

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Old 08-22-2012, 10:31 PM
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Great pics and better stories!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:38 PM
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vman, this may be your next favorite getaway. the wx is mostly better than in the city.

did some skiing on that mountain in my younger days. look out below. on the right.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:43 AM
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Vlad, let me know when you're headed north again! Presque Isle is having a balloon festival this weekend and my new balloon is complete! First flight was last Sunday...
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:40 PM
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Vlad, let me know when you're headed north again! Presque Isle is having a balloon festival this weekend and my new balloon is complete! First flight was last Sunday...
Noah Feb for sure for that ice landing party with Cubs. Bring your balloon I reserve a ride or two.
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