e premte, 31 gusht 2007

Welcome to Maine - Day One

If you are flying to Maine you will be arriving at the Bangor International Airport. One of the unique things about this airport is our troop greeters. Since May 2003 and the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Maine Troop Greeters have greeted more than 1800 flights and over 500,000 soldiers. If you are driving - head up Maine Interstate 95 to Bangor.
After meeting up, we will be heading east on Coastal Rt. lA - we'll head over to Broadway (no, not Broadway in NY) and take a ride past the home of Maine's most famous resident, Stephen King. If you look closely you will see the bats on his front gate. Perhaps he will autograph a book for us? Then we'll continute on to Rt. 1A, heading towards Ellsworth where we will turn onto Rt. One and stop at Jordan's Snack Bar for lunch. Here will you will get your first taste of fresh Maine Lobster in a scrumptious lobster roll. We'll eat out on one of their picnic benches, and definitely save room for some of Jordan's famous ice cream! Continuing down Rt.1 on the Schoodic Scenic Byway, we'll stop in Hancock at my favorite LYS, Shirley's Yarns and Crafts, where you will find Over 2,000 colors and styles of quality yarns. This wonderful store also offers Maine-made products, pottery, fudge, and unique gift items. Then we will head towards our destination for today, the Bluff House Inn where my friends Mary and Steve Moshier will take good care of us. You may choose one of their themed rooms like the Cranberry Room which has a queen size bed and a sofa with sliding glass doors to the deck. After checking in and getting settled, you may want to sit out on the deck, overlooking beautiful Frenchmen's Bay, and do some knitting while enjoying a cup of tea, or a glass of wine.

We'll have dinner at Fisherman's Inn in Winter Harbor - just down the road from the Bluff House, where you will experience the freshest seafood around! It's time to call it a day so we'll head back to the Bluff House. If it's a chilly summer evening, you may want to sit in front of the fireplace in the Inn's living room and knit or read a book before retiring to your room.