Traveling through the “Constitution” state, while the Colonel drove, America was lucky enough to see an open drawbridge, a lighthouse, and colorful seaports of various sizes. For every town name they passed, like Brook or Lyme, there seemed to be an Eastbrook, Centralbrook, Westbrook etc.
“Oh”, America exclaimed as she noted the hawks are back. Not much else through this corridor as far as wildlife goes but it is somehow comforting to Mrs. Plum that the large, ever soaring birds are keeping them company again.
Crossing another state line pine trees also reappear. At the 5, 400 mile mark in their journey, the Plums stay in a town that apparently buries shrews! At dinner America notices that although Mr. Plum looks like a Long Islander, she looks like she could be from here. Very Irish facial characteristics in this state!
In the morning finishing with that state (that America still finds hard to spell) the Plums paid the next toll and into New Hampshire they went. More turnpikes thought Mrs. Plum, with a deep sigh, the only scenery along here is trees and roads. As they passed truck after truck, Mr. Plum tried to convince her there were mountains in this state over 4,000 feet high, driving along the coast America looked skeptical.
Driving in the rain, down east into Maine America shouted “whoo hoo!” She had never visited this remote state, although when the Colonel was young he hunted around Newry. Mr. Plum asked his wife if she noticed the sign that said “by state law the head lights had to be on if the windshield wipers were running”, and America said “thank heavens your brother had fixed the headlight that was burned out!” The rain that increased as they went further at least washed a bunch of the bugs off that had been accumulating on the car as the weather warmed. Mr. Plum checked the mileage and remarked “they had expected no more than 6,000 miles on this trip and they were almost at that now, not reaching the eastern most destination of their trip”.
The Colonel thinking perhaps America’s adventure down east was perhaps too far down east remarked” that all the traffic was heading inland. Perhaps they were worried about tsunamis”. She said rather rudely” yeah, from the volcano erupting in Iceland”! Mr. Plum kept heading down east. After driving all day The Plums finally got to their Inn, upon seeing their room The Colonel announced they would come out next year and spend at least 3 days! America smiled; she had chosen a great spot!
Mrs. Plum had asked Black Dinah Choclatiers to leave 2 packages of “frog on logs” for her on this island they were visiting because Eye-la-ho, where the company was located, was not open to tourists yet. His response was:
Hey, the owner of Lily's is in Italy but I can send some over on the morning
boat and you could pick them up in the shed at the end of the dock. Will
that work for you. I can send you directions if it does. Welcome. Steve” America said”perfect, how do we pay?” He answered “if you have a check you can leave it with the boat company made out
to BDC, I'll have a receipt included. It is the only building down there. But depending on what time you
get there will determine if anybody is around. But don't worry, I'll send
a container over that you can put the check in. I bet your having a great time, I love driving around the US. I am envious. Safe travels”
N44 degrees 9.335 minutes W 68 degrees 39.952 minutes
Being in Maine turned on America’s tourist side, sipping wine on the deck with their room, they watched lobster boats bring in their catch and refill the traps. That evening they supported the local economy by buying, a hooded sweatshirt for her, a denim shirt for him and a stuffed lobster for Mr. Plum’s young Bavarian cousin Marie. Mrs. Plum was fairly sure when she had asked her to have her picture taken with Marley, Marie misunderstood that he might have been a gift! It is not a bear, but she should like it more!
Oh, no the lobster is attacking Marley as he checks out a lobster trap!
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