72 How to Say Bangor, Maine

I woke up yesterday morning in the Whited Ford parking lot with "King of the Road" by Roger Miller in my mind, so I was excited to head to downtown Bangor to shoot some video and lay it down over the song that, along with Steven King, made Bangor famous. This three-minute videoblog is the result, featuring an interview with Steven Willey of Java Joe's Cafe, 98 Central Street. I'm using YouTube to load it here, because HipCast seems to be cranky this afternoon. You can also watch the video here on the YouTube site, where there is an option to enlarge it to full screen. I will post it via RSS to iTunes and elsewhere as soon as I can rouse HipCast.

We are at the Starbucks near the Bangor Mall, waiting for word from Whited that our rig is ready to drive again. The missing fuel pump showed up early this afternoon, and the guys were beginning the job when we left at 2 p.m. Mike in Service estimated it would take six hours, so we won't be rolling into a Bangor-area campground until 8 p.m. or so, if everything goes well, which it hasn't so far, so we're ready for Night Five at the Whited Family Campground, if that's what's ahead. We were grateful for another complimentary set of showers at the Bangor Tennis Club this morning, the tanks on the Southwind being just about maxed out after a week of dry camping.

Tony Cavallaro, the guy who owns the Southwind, drove two and a half hours from Westbrook, Maine, this morning, to deliver a leveler jack needed to fix the automatic leveling system. So he drove a total of five hours today to help his renters sleep on the level, and we were very grateful for his above-and-beyond service. Thanks, Tony!

Friday, September 22, 2006

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