e premte, 27 korrik 2007

Day Four and Five

Todaywe will explore the real downeast - Washington County. Our first stop will be the Blackwoods Farm where you will find the softest hand spun alpaca yarn you have ever felt, and actually meet the alpaca that the fleece came from! We will continue on down the coast (actually up and east) to Machias, Jonesport, and Calais. From Calais we can cross over the Canadian border into New Brunswick where we will be staying at the Algonquin Hotel. This is the hotel that inspired Stephen King's "The Shining". After a leisurly walk around St. Andrews, we will probably want to choose one of the local seafood restaurants for dinner. In the morning, after a wonderful buffet brunch at the Algonquin, we will head back over the border into Calais. On the way back, we'll take a slight detour to visit the Roosevelt Campello National Park. This is where President Roosevelt vacationed and his house has been restored for visitors to tour. If we are tired, we might choose to spend the night at one of the motels or B&Bs on the Island.

e enjte, 26 korrik 2007

Day Six and Seven

No tour of Downeast Maine would be complete without a visit to
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We will check into the
Bar Harbor Inn and then have lunch outside on their patio with a view of the harbor. If we are lucky, maybe one of the big cruise ships, like the QE2 will be in. After lunch we can browse all of the shops in town and of course no Whoduknit Virtual Anniversary Tour would be complete without finding a few yarn stores there. After breakfast the next morning at the Bar Harbor Inn we will take a day trip on the CAT over to Yarmouth Nova Scotia.We will have a few hours there to eat dinner and explore before heading back to Bar Harbor.

e martë, 24 korrik 2007

One Day Optional Anniversary Tour

Do you really want to experience Maine? Then come with me to our 'camp'. Almost everyone in downeast Maine has a camp. A camp is a cabin, cottage, whatever you want to call it, in the woods, on a lake, used for fishing, hunting,4-wheeling, water sports, etc. Most have no indoor plumbing or electricity - yes, you will really have to rough it! But if you are an outdoors person - you may love this part of the tour.

Our camp is in Aurora Maine, about an hour from our house. It's on a lake called Upper Middle Branch Lake. To get there you have to drive on some pretty rough dirt roads, a 4 wheel drive truck is your best bet.
It started out as a cute, tiny, little camp - one bedroom, & a kitchen/living room.

Then we decided we needed an addition - maybe a porch and another bedroom. So now, it has turned into this: Front of camp with addition in back. Two more bedrooms, a porch, perfect for knitting and reading, and a loft that will easily sleep 8 people.

Back of camp:
And the lake.

We'll spend the day knitting, chatting, eating all those delicious dishes you will be bringing with you, and exchanging knitterly presents with each other! Then we'll head to our next virtual anniversary tour...wonder where that will be??