While the technicians are fixing the electron tube of the translator diode circuit on the transporter beam machine, you have a hour to spend in Houlton Maine. What do you have to see, do while here for that hour? For starters you visit Cary Library on Main Street and are amazed at the large collection for a smaller town and realize this is not your typical library. The children's library portion has an original fireplace used during Christmas story time and Cary Library has an innovative summer reading program to teach children the joy of reading books. Next you stop in to the Houlton Chamber of Commerce door to bulk up on information brochures for Aroostook County and Maine. Looking at your watch you still have time to tour the Historical Museum and then trot up Main Street to see the famous Boy and the Leaky Boot in Pierce Park. To the south east of the stature, the modern Houlton Police and Fire Department complex is worth a peek. But sensing time is marching by, you elect to head down to the Houlton Aphitheatre where McGill's Band plays through out the summer on Thursday nights behind Cary Library. But what you are really after is some home made french fries to put vinegar and catsup on to enjoy with a pizza burger and soda from "The Bus". Kids walk by laughing, adults sit in the park talking or reading and you sense a safe, friendly community. Houlton's down town is a Victorian late 1800's brick, sandstone original jewel. Horses year's ago were watered in one end of Market Square and the fountain remains. The new Gateway Foot Bridge leads to a picnic area overlooking the Meduxnekeag River. Oh Oh...The technician's home in on your GPS coordinates and you feel yourself start to materialize....destined for New York City. The malfunction that caused the glitch and visit to Houlton Maine, Shiretown of Aroostook County is fixed..for now. You check the time on the Superior Court House clock as the teleportation process kicks in.You hope to return to get out to the golf course at Nickerson Lake and the Farmer's Museum in Littleton. You would like to check out the Houlton Maine schools or to head across the border into New Brunswick Canada. You can drive to Houlton too or if you are a private pilot or know one, glide into Houlton International Airport.
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