Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Maine, the way life should be.

In case anyone didn't know this already, Maine's slogan is "The way life should be." Actually, Maine has more slogans than anybody knows what to do with. We've got some other good ones, but I think "The way life should be" is the most well known/legit. I even found sugar packets at a local breakfast place called Chester Pike's with that slogan printed on them. It was weird.

Anywho, I though I'd share the glorious bits of my summer so that all of you can see how great Maine really is. The older I get, the more convinced I am that Maine really is the way life should be.  

One afternoon we went on a boat ride to Calf Island, which is just a little ways off the shore of Sorrento. There is only one house on the privately owned island, but there is a little church there. Apparently, the woman who lived there would go out for the summer with her own priest. 

Speaking of boats, we spend a fair amount of time riding in boats here. Sometimes in the Wilson's sailboat (an alerion named the Williwaw), but more often in the motorboat (a whaler named Gusty). We go out to islands to look for seaglass or have picnics and go across the bay to walk around Bar Harbor.

Of course, one of the best things about living on the coast of Maine all summer is the natural beauty of the ocean. The sunsets here are magnificent.

And there are all sorts of treasures to be stumbled into all over this glorious state. Hidden gem thrift stores, island chocolatiers, a 22 foot lobsterman, sea urchins, and adorable corgi puppies, just to name a few.

In my opinion, all of these things are great reasons to spend a visit or a lifetime here. Because Maine truly is the way life should be.