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Driving shoe: L.L. Bean Bootmobile stomps Kenmore Square

Posted by Bill Griffith  April 13, 2012 02:47 PM

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Most of us have seen at least a photo of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, but how many have seen the 13-foot high L.L. Bean Bootmobile in person?

The Bootmobile was at Fenway Park this Friday for the Sox home opener. Fenway Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and so is iconic Maine retailer L.L. Bean. On Saturday, the Bootmobile heads to Boston Common from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to announce a summer kayaking series in conjunction with the City of Boston.

On Sunday, the vehicle will be at the L.L. Bean Dedham retail store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Mansfield store from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

But that's not it. On Monday it will stomp over to Bean’s Burlington store from 9 a.m. to noon, and then take part in Lexington’s Patriots’ Day Parade at 2 p.m.

In case you were wondering, the driver enters the Boot through the heel and a camera provides rear visibility.

The Bootmobile also is scheduled to visit Chicago, New York City, Northern Virginia, and Freeport, Maine. For every person to share a photo of the Bootmobile, or share their outdoor experience, L.L.Bean will donate a dollar to the National Park Foundation, up to $1 million.

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