Today was our last day in Brunswick :( We drove to Portland in the morning so I could buy some running shoes (I finally decided which ones I wanted). Of course, none of them have my size, which is apparently a 9 for my left foot and a 7.5 for my right foot. After making several calls, I found a store that had them in my size and they are holding them for me. We'll pick them up on our way out of Maine tomorrow.
We decided that it was just unacceptable to not see a moose in Maine, so we cheated. We went to the Maine Wildlife Park and saw three moose! 2 females and 1 male. Also in the park were bears, deer, coyotes, peacocks, turkeys, eagles, hawks, raptors (birds, not dinosaurs like I had hoped), turtles, snakes, and more. It was misting outside so we basically had the whole place to ourselves... Well, except for a small family with very loud children. Speaking of which, Honey boo-boo and family just checked into the hotel we are staying at, and they are LOUD. Good thing we are checking out tomorrow! :-)
"Many of the animals at the Maine Wildlife Park were brought here because they were injured or orphaned, or because they were human dependent - raised, sometimes illegally, in captivity. The Park serves as a permanent home for wildlife that cannot survive in the Wild. All kinds of animals are here for their protection and healing. And they're here for you to enjoy and learn more about."
The bears were pretty funny. The brown one was pacing when we arrived so we threw down some of the food you could buy for them. He gobbled it up and looked at us for more. In the face close up, he looks just like my dog! The black bear was having his afternoon siesta when we arrived. Clearly bears wake up as slowly as teenagers. He ambled over, sat down, yawned, layed down, then got up to much a few goodies.
We ate dinner in Brunswick and then went one last time to the gelato shop with Mark, Rob, and Di. I'm so glad we got to hang out with them so much this trip. They are always so fun to be around!
This family made me insane! From the moment they arrived the kids were running around the parking lot yelling and screaming - all day. The parents hung out in their rooms with the doors wide open and were loud as well. I never figured out how many of them there actually were, but it looked like 20 and sounded like 50.