Kramer’s Korner

Hello again to all my friends and fans. Kramer here. Someone said Summer is around here somewhere, but except for one day, I haven’t seen it. I hope that wasn’t the whole thing. There are so many things I want to do this year. Bob has stopped wearing a mask most places and says that we are going to be able to do stuff outside that we haven’t been able to do for over a year. We both enjoy parks and the ocean, so suspect we will be visiting some of them. Like the waterfalls I told you about in my last post.

I promised to show you a few more of the things we did when Bob’s sister-in-law visited us a few weeks ago. Every day we tried to do something. One day, we decided to hike one of the woodland trails here in Gray. We decided to take the blue trail because it was the shortest at about a mile. However, it was pretty rugged terrain, so we consulted our map and found that the white trail was running parallel to us. We ran across a couple that were out there mountain biking and asked if they knew the best way to get to the white trail because we wanted to go back to where we had parked. He pointed to the red trail which is the one they had come down and said it would take us back. What he neglected to say was ‘eventually’. So, our one mile hike was closer to two and a half miles.

I was pooped and we all were thirsty. So Bob took us down to the pub and we had a drink. They have a water bowl behind the counter for guys like me. Much appreciated. I can’t go in anymore because they now serve food and the state inspectors won’t allow it. So we sat at a table out front.

Another day we went to Portland to visit Fort Allen Park. It was originally built during the Revolutionary war, but as you can well imagine, the original fort is long gone, but it’s still a great place to visit. They have a cannon that was saved from the USS Maine (Remember The Maine) and a restored ships mast from the USS Portland.

It is right on the waterfront so we decided to walk a little bit of the trail. The first thing we saw was the freight ferry that runs between the mainland and Peaks Island. We were there when it arrived and watched them dock and unload some trucks before returning to the island. We also saw the narrow gauge train that runs along the coast. The engineer even waved at me.

As you can tell, we had a very eventful time almost every day. I even got used to riding in the back seat and took a couple of snoozes back there.

Well, I guess that’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy telling you about my adventures. I’m looking forward to more. Now that Bob has lost a bunch of weight, I will have to make sure I keep him in shape.

Til next time, this is Kramer saying keep a smile on your face and a treat in your pocket. And to my still homeless friends, keep the faith. It will happen for you.

See Ya


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Kramer’s Korner

  1. Paul says:

    Kramer, thanks for the updates on your travels, visitors and keeping Bob in line. We enjoy your entries.


  2. Sonya Kassam says:

    Lovely to read about your adventures Kramer 🐾


  3. Lovely. Bob… Kramer was probably wagging his tail saying “Bob, you can’t trust mountain bikers on directions about trails.” At least that is what my wife and I have discovered – more than once — distance or rugged trails doesn’t have the same meaning to them! Good cheers… and yes, let’s be well and stay safe.


  4. scifihammy says:

    I love reading all about your adventures Kramer 😀


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