Sunday, July 13, 2014

LL Bean Land

You can't be in the Freeport area and not to go to L.L. Beans. This retail and online company has been around since 1912. It all started with a boot  Leon Leonwood  Bean incented called the Maine Huntington Boot which he sold in a small one room store. Right from the start he kept the store open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and also gave a 100% money back guarantee and great customer service. It is also a great place to work with good benefits. Business expanded now selling clothing and sporting goods. The 365 day policy and guarantees continue until this day. Their flagship store in Freeport is 220,000 square feet and the Freeport Campus also has separate stores for hunting and fishing and bike, boat and ski.

Of course we had to buy something. Joe got a nice shirt and a pair of shorts. He loves the shorts and he planning on ordering more online. I got a new purse that is canvas and leather and is just big enough to hold my camera along with the other usual purse items we women carry.
We also ate lunch at Linda Beans Restaurant right on Main St, set among all the outlet stores that make up this Maine town. We sat upstairs on an outside balcony watching all the people walking up in this busy town.
We had a smoked fish platter with salmon, tuna and scallops and lobstickles, which are lightly herbed and grilled split lobster on a stick. Yes, more lobster. Well, ya know lobster is healthy and we certainly want to eat healthy. Beisdes it is sooo good.

Back at Winslow Park, we took a hike on a wooded trail with great views of the Harbor and Casco Bay.

What a nice relaxing place to just sit for a bit.


We really enjoyed this park. A lot of others must as well. Even though this is a county park, there are seasonal sites. This is spite of the fact that there are no hook ups. I met one fellow Escapee who told me she and her husband have been staying here for a number of years, staying for several months in the summer  before traveling down to Florida. 
We next will be continued our adventures in Maine as we head farther north  to Sullivan and Acadia National Park.
Below some night shots in beautiful Winslow Memorial Park.

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