• The L.L. Bean Bootmobile heads southbound on Route 295 on its way to the headquarters of the outdoor retailer in Freeport, Maine, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The 13 ft. high and 20 ft. long vehicle was made to look like the iconic outdoor boot. The Bootmobile will be heading to New York City to make an appearance at Times Square on Wednesday. The Bootmobile tour around the U. S. is part of the company's 100 year celebration. AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
  • The L.L. Bean Bootmobile heads out of the parking lot from the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made in Brunswick, Maine, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The 13 ft. high and 20 ft. long vehicle was made to look like the iconic outdoor boot. The Bootmobile will be heading to New York City to make an appearance at Times Square on Wednesday which is part of a tour around the U. S. to celebrate the company's 100 years. AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
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The L.L.Bean Bootmobile is perhaps the diametric opposite of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, promoting outdoor activity instead of consumption of sodium and saturated-fat-laden sausages. The well-known maker of high quality outdoor goods is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the Bootmobile has been created as a way to celebrate the product that helped start it all.