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From Minnesota to Maine: 1,700 miles, a pick-up truck and a new professor

10/25/2012

We stopped to see Jen’s family in Iowa City, over-nighted at a golf resort in suburban Cleveland and stayed one night at Professor Nancy’s place in Saratoga Springs before reaching Bangor…around 11 p.m.

Goodbye Minnesota! Jen landed her first faculty position at the University of Maine this summer. We jammed our stuff into a tiny piece of a semi-trailer and pointed the pick-up toward the Atlantic Ocean Aug. 22. Three days later we were arrived in Bangor, Maine. This blog will serve as a report on our wacky misadventures, challenges, triumphs and discoveries in a heavily wooded place they call “Down East.”

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4 Comments
  1. David Ferrara permalink

    Best wishes to a big (and tall) Minnesota loss. I know you’ll be back, and I admire your adventurous side. I still think you should have been a music producer- you have such a knack for it. Say hi to Steven King for me as you rub elbows!

  2. John Freed permalink

    Hi Mark,
    This will be a great way to follow your adventures in the Pine Tree state. Maine is “Down East” of Boston by being east and downwind. People from “away” are asked if they are “down for the summer” for this reason.

  3. Hope you find a good Carp Pond out there. Hardware stores in Maine are old style compared to here in MN. You will love that as you build a new carp club.

  4. David Ferrara permalink

    Ahh yes, I do recall a studded bat. What’s up with the carp hatred?

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