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Subject:'The Convoluted Route'
Time:01:17 pm
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I am putting this here as a reminder and a further explaination of the way I would have to travel to get to Portland, ME on July 3rd earlier in the day than between 8:30pm-9pm.

Yarmouth NS ---> Bar Harbor ME via The Cat,
Bar Harbor for the night at The Robbins Motel,
Bar Harbor ---> Bangor via Bar Harbor Shuttle,
Bangor ---> Portland via Concord Trailways

Now as-for the Departure & Arrival times;

Canadian Atlantic = GMT-4
EST= GMT-5


July 2nd;
Arrive in Yarmouth from Bridgetown at 3pmCanadian Atlantic,
Depart Yarmouth at 4:00pmCanadian Atlantic for Bar Harbor,
Arrive in Bar Harbor at between 7-7:30pmEST,
grab supper (or bring something with me :3) & something for breakfast the next day (the site I saw recommendations for had breakfast included but the owner says that now they only offer free coffee),
take taxi to Robbins Motel,
July 3rd;
Depart from Robbins Motel at 9:00am via Bar Harbor Shuttle for BangorEST,
Arrive in Bangor at the Concord Trailways Terminal around 10:30amEST,
Depart Bangor for Portland at ether 11:15amEST or 3:15:pmEST (depending what bus I catch),
Arrive in Portland at ether 1:30pmEST or 5:30pmEST

The prices;

ferry ticket = $80USD,
motel = $58USD,
taxi = $12 flate-rate,
shuttle = $27USD,
bus ticket = $25USD

And a note to myself --the websites & phone numbers;

The Cat; 902-566-3838,
Bar Harbor Shuttle; 207-479-5911,
Robbins Motel; 800-858-0769 [or 207-288-3918],
Concord Trailways; 800-639-3317,
At Your Service Taxi; 207-288-9222

I'm actually liking the sounds of this route as I could tourist-around a bit in Bar Harbor. However I need to ask Wendy's & June's thoughts on this, and see about booking things with my MasterCard (pre-paid MuchMusic MC)

I of course would be taking The Cat from Portland back to Yarmouth, whenever it is I would be leaving America --The Cat departs Thursday-Sunday at 8:00amEST so I'd like to be there at 7:00amEST. 

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Seems ok with June, haven't talked to Wenni yet. [I'm actually thinking this would be fun] 

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Wendy has declared I would get lost in Portland, and should still consider taping a sign with 'Maine" on it to my tent and going there >.> She is joking of course. Really this is the thing I have to look forward to :3 and I need to visit Lenny if possible for her.

EDIT---

My current cell-phone number: 780-830-6270
My Nova Scotia house number (I won't be there till April 25th): 902-665-4571

I'll post my new cell-number when I change it to a NS one :3
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-03-29 01:46 am (UTC)
I've memoried this entry.

*sigh* I wish public transportation was more common over here (as opposed to Europe). There seems to never be a direct way to get to where you want to go. However, I've been using Greyhound buses and Concord Trailways to get between here and NH for at least three years now; the staff is fairly lax (they almost never check or weigh your luggage, at least within the US), but I've never had any serious problems. The worst that's happened is that my departing bus arrived twenty minutes late once, but I was still able to make all my connections.

If you haven't booked it already, you can order any bus tickets online through Greyhound's website; they'll mail you your ticket and you'll get an extra discount if you buy it four weeks in advance or more.

So you'll be arriving by at the Portland, Maine terminal on Thursday [950 Congress Street, Portland]? I'm sure my mum or my grandparents or I could pick you up, but none of us have cell phones and I don't know what time Kun's arriving that day. (In other words, I'm not sure how you'd let us know which bus you're taking.)

Here -- I made you a map! Point A is the bus station. Point B is the hotel. (As you can see, they're not very far apart -- less than a mile.) Point C is the Amtrak station, which is where you'll arrive if you choose to get back to Portland by taking a train from Boston. Point D is the Japanese restaurant I'd like to take everyone to. Point E is already labeled, but it's the Potland-Yarmouth International Ferry port. Finally, Point F is the port for the Casco Bay Lines ferries, which provide transportation to the local islands, including the one my grandparents live on.

The Cat departs Thursday-Sunday at 8:00amEST so I'd like to be there at 7:00amEST.

Ahh, departures are so early! o_0 It would probably be best for you to stay overnight in Portland the day before; my aunt might be able to put you up, though she'll probably want to get to know you a bit first.

I've never been to Bar Harbour, so I don't have any recommended visiting places.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-03-29 02:24 am (UTC)
Hee~

I know *bah* -____-; Even in NS I can hop-on the Kings Transit and go from Weymouth to Wolfville and get a transfer at 3 places. I had good experience with Concord over the phone today (and Bar Harbor Shuttle/Helen-woman was almost overly helpful).

I'll be booking my ferry-ticket once I'm back in NS (April 24th), but not the bus-ticket because Greyhound is only offering Vermont Transit. I also don't know if the Shuttle would be arriving on time, and don't want to book something that I may arrive late for. I have 3 chances to leave Bangor on the 3rd so I'm not too worried about buying at the terminal.

I'll give you a final conformation after I book my ferry ticket & lodging & the Shuttle, but this seems like the most likely route. (what if I gave you my cell number and you call me to see what bus I'm on? Or give me a number and I could call before the bus departs?)

Weeee!~♥ Thank-you! I'm going to work-out my returning trip while in NH because I don't know how long I would be staying yet. Or I'll work-it-out once I find out more about getting back to Portland.

Yes I know :( but it's better than the 4am flight I had at Christmas...I'd like to get to know your aunt more first too!

I'd probably just buy a souvenir if I could, and then get the taxi (all routes are flat-rate :D) to the motel and crash. I've decided I'm going to bring supper with me, and something for breakfast too (fruit most-likely). From the A&E stuff I've seen Bangor seems like a creepy place >.> [and you, me, & Kun need to figure out when I would be returning, and June might want to talk to her mom if I'm staying a long time]

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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-03-29 10:45 pm (UTC)
Greyhound is only offering Vermont Transit? That's odd. I've definitely booked Concord Trailways through them before. (I tend to just take whatever they offer me, though; I've ridden on Concord Trailways, Adirondack Trails, Peter Pan, and Greyhound.)

You can get bus tickets that are usable anytime within a month, but I think you have to pay extra, so it probably wouldn't save you any money and just be more of a hassle.

I can certainly call your cell phone! I can't believe I didn't think of that. x_x I'm not exactly sure where we'd be at that time of day -- probably already on the mainland; thus, trying to call my grandparents' house on Peaks Island wouldn't do you any good. However, just in case, their phone number is (207) 766 - 5843. (You should probably ask for 'Kezia' instead of 'Armadei' if you call; even my dad's bad at that on occasion. :p)

I'm going to work-out my returning trip while in NH because I don't know how long I would be staying yet.

Works for me. I'm doing the same. ^^ (Though in my case, it's just the issue of what day I need to buy my bus ticket for.)

I'd like to get to know your aunt more first too!

She's very cool! (My favourite relative, actually.) I've seen most of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies with her, plus we saw Batman Begins together for the first time. She's a huge fan of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Star Trek, and also likes Superman and Batman. And cats. She has two cats: Max and Aurora. She used to work as a secretary for a lawyer, but I believe she's teaching English at a local university right now. She's also dyed her hair almost every colour, including purple and blue, though she's been keeping it a light brown lately. Oh, and her name is Kate. ^^ (She has a blog here.)

This is what Kate looks like, from a photo taken about three years ago judging by my hair colour.

[and you, me, & Kun need to figure out when I would be returning, and June might want to talk to her mom if I'm staying a long time]

Like Kun says, as long as you want. And I don't think talking to her mum would be a problem; she's generally very, very nice and supportive. ^^

(I love how it looks like our avatars are talking to each other.)

Edited at 2008-03-29 10:46 pm (UTC)
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-03-30 01:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's the same price as the Concord ticket, but it leaves at different times. [and...ahh...you can tell I'm tired, as I snerked at "I've ridden on Peter Pan"]

When I talked to Concord over the phone, they told me that I can purchase my ticket when the Shuttle drops me off.

I'd give you my number now, but I'm switching to a NS-number when I get back so I don't know it yet (though my current one is 780-830-6270 & my house in NS is 902-665-4571) ah it's s'lright, when you don't have a cell you forget about other people having one ^_^ I would probably call when I arrived in Bar Harbor though, so s'good to have. (Kah-zigh-ah right? *hehehe*)

Woooo!~ Sounds cool indeed. And I love cats. I like more obsure DC character however like the 'Silver Age' The Atom (because the current one is just not The Atom I'm familiar with) and Hawkgirl :3 Yes I'll have to get to know her incase I would be staying with her, and because she sounds cool :3

I mean how I would be getting back to Portland (like Amtrak, or what?). And that's good ^____^

[I know! And I love your Hikaru one, because of his expression. If only mine weren't filtered with a bit of brown (I took the screenshots from VEOH and 'soft-light'ed brown). Now Isumi is joining in :P]

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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-03-30 02:40 am (UTC)
[and...ahh...you can tell I'm tired, as I snerked at "I've ridden on Peter Pan"]

You need to be tired to read sexual innuendo into things? :p I fear getting you and Kun together when you're both half-awake. Or my brother when he's fully awake. XD

When I talked to Concord over the phone, they told me that I can purchase my ticket when the Shuttle drops me off.

That's good. There's one really strange station I stop at going to upstate NY where you board without a ticket and then have to purchase one at a gas station about twenty minutes later. o_0 Also, the New Hampshire station I used to leave at - which has been converted to local buses only - didn't have their ticket office open before the bus arrive.

. . . but you should be fine! ^^ *optimism!* (And if you run into trouble, you can call either my grandparents' number or Kun's.)

(Kah-zigh-ah right? *hehehe*)

Close enough. :p (When we talked with voice, I remember you pronouncing it correctly.) I'll let them know you might be calling. And I don't think we'll be leaving for the mainland until noon-ish. (There is a small chance I might be staying at Kate's that night, but my mum'll still be with my grandparents, so we'll get in contact somehow. If I haven't heard from you by, say, 11 AM, I'll call your cell.)

You have several options of how to get back to Portland. First, someone could drive you (probably either Kun, Kun's mother, or Kelsey). Portland's about 2 hours away by car. It's possible to leave the day of (we have to be up by 5 AM when I take the bus back), but we'd probably leave the evening before.

Second, we could go into Boston (Kun's sister lives there and her mum drives there somewhat often; it's a 50 minute trip). From there, you can easily take an Amtrak up to Portland; it's fairly cheap and has multiple departures every day. Again, however, you'd probably have to leave the day before since I don't think there are any trains that early. (And even if there were, you'd still have to get to Boston, which is about an hour and twenty minutes by bus.)

Third, you can take the bus. This would obviously have to be done the day before as a 2 hour trip by car turns into about a 3 1/2 hour trip by bus (or longer if you have to transfer). >_>

Fourth, you can go to Masadora, buy some spell cards, and yell: "Accompany on! To Portland!"

Bottom line, though, is that we'll figure something out. We won't kidnap you. Really. :p

[I love how that Hikaru one came out; most of my Hikaru icons I had made up to that point were either serious!Hikaru or angsty!Hikaru and I really wanted a happy!Hikaru. It actually came out better after editing it through Photoshop Elements than I expected. (Usually, I just play with contrast and brightness.)

[I do not have a single icon of Akira smiling. Okay, that's not quite true, but I think I overdid the contrast and now he looks like a vampire because his skin is white. I do have smiling!Sai, but they're not uploaded. And so, Akira is joining the conversation (somewhat reluctantly) at Hikaru's behest, but he's still not quite sure why Waya hates him so much. o_o]
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-03-30 03:33 am (UTC)
I need to be tired to just skip all the other words in that sentence and go "wait there was a bunch more words up there..." and have to re-read it...

"I've ridden on Concord Trailways, Adirondack Trails, Peter Pan, and Greyhound.)"

Ah it should be fun! I also am excited to meet your brother :3

I have 3 chances to leave Bangor that day, so I'll most-likely catch one of them!

If I get stranded in creepy Bangor I'll cry okay? Then I'll call your grandparents' place as I don't think I have Kun's cell-number, unless that was her cell-number she gave me.

Or is it 'kah-zig-a-zig-zigh', like from that Spice Girls song? XD But no I'm sure I'll either get it right, or they'll put you on if I say it's Sarah anyway...Yep my cell will alway be avalible (unless for some reason I can't get service o_o; and then I don't know what I'll do! I'll call your grandparents' house when I land in Bar Harbor (on the 2nd), and if it doesn't work then I'll use a pay-phone & a calling card to be all "Oh shit Armie! My cell can't get service!"...*optimism~!*) What do I refer to your mom & grandparents as & Kun's mom? Mrs.Moore & Mr.Moore for your parents? Mrs.Colipi(sp?) for her mom? And what about your aunt? Is Kate fine?

What would you suggest? and if I can go to Masadora, then I want to stop-by that Love-Love place :3 "Book!"

I'd let you kidnap me, but nothing kinky 'kay? Though I REALLY would miss my cats & June D: *gasp*

[It's really lovely.

Vampire!Akira O_o; Waya dislikes Touya because he is impassive, and a horrid dresser...and he is somewhat creepy...? >.>]


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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-04-13 10:18 pm (UTC)
If I get stranded in creepy Bangor I'll cry okay? Then I'll call your grandparents' place as I don't think I have Kun's cell-number, unless that was her cell-number she gave me.

Aww. Don't cry! If I remember correctly, CJ Gren lives in or near Bangor, so there are some non-scary people there.

I'll email you Kun's phone numbers, but I'm pretty sure it's her cell number that she gave you.

We might be out for dinner when you call from Bar Harbour, but if I remember correctly, my grandparents do have an answering machine so you can leave a message and I can call you back.

What do I refer to your mom & grandparents as & Kun's mom? Mrs.Moore & Mr.Moore for your parents? Mrs.Colipi(sp?) for her mom? And what about your aunt? Is Kate fine?

I suppose that works. None of them have particular preferences. For some reason, though, I can't bring myself to call Kun's mum 'Mrs. Collipi'. She's more like another mum and it feels weird to be so formal with her.

I'd let you kidnap me, but nothing kinky 'kay? Though I REALLY would miss my cats & June D: *gasp*

*laughs* I know. And no kink.

[Vampire!Akira. It really makes his eyes stand out, though. :p

. . . Akira is hurt that you think he's creepy. It's not like he stalks Hikaru. Er . . . usually? Besides, Ogata-san is much creepier.

And Akira is so not the one on the bottom. In Go.]
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