February 22, 2003


Maine - "The Pine Tree State"

Emmanuel Ravelli: "Vermont and Maine have good skiing. Vermont has dairy, Maine has lobsters."

Solonor: "As much as I hate to admit it, there are tons of things I miss about Maine - especially in the fall.

Funny, but it didn't seem so cool as these pics show when I was living there - even though every single one of them could have been plucked right out of my own head. *sigh*"

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 08:32 AM

GREAT SITE! We love it in Maine...where we are in the midst of a fabulous blizzard! Gotta come up here and ski...or at least help us shovel!

Posted by: meg on February 22, 2003 06:43 PM

I got married in the state o' Maine. I fell in love with the place just like I fell in love with my husband. We keep going back, over and over again.

What do I love about Maine? Let me count the ways!

I guess the big thing is that the people are nicer, and more courteous, than they are in Messychusetts. Drivers use turn signals. They actually STOP for pedestrians in crosswalks (I still haven't gotten used to that one yet...when I cross a street in York Beach, I still operate under the *please don't speed up and kill me* mode. In Massachusetts, they DO try to speed up and kill people!)

And it's QUIET! Even in a touristy place like York Beach, in high summer, it still gets so quiet at night that sometimes you can hear the lions roar at York's Wild Kingdom.

These, and many other reasons, are why I love Maine. I will move there one day...soon, I hope!

Posted by: Christine on February 22, 2003 10:53 PM

Maine. It's certainly interesting living in Maine, as I've done all my life. So, yes, I have nothing to compare it against, at least fairly, but here goes...
People in Maine tend to be resilient (what with the weather, rural tribulations, tourists, etc, you have to be). Most are generally civil, and easy to get along with.
And the countryside is, of course, the thing that brings people here, from all over. I have to remind myself, exactly how beautiful it is here. I drive 30 miles to work each day, most of it through a stretch of rolling hills that are completely covered in trees. A beautiful sea of green, until fall, when it becomes an outrageously gorgeous sea of color, as the leaves change. You can get used to it, so much so that you take it for granted. (The same thing applies to The White Mountains, which Maine shares with New Hampshire. OK, most of it is in New Hampshire. I have seen them over and over since a toddler, but a couple of years ago, taking my kids through there for the first time, I kinda yelled out as I drove down the highway that runs through the White Mountains. It was so awesome.)
Acadia National Park is near my job, as well, and it is all that. Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, the whole darn island is amazing, yet growing up in the area makes you kinda forget how special it is.
Maine was the home of Solonor and his family for a while, too, so that rates in it's favor....

Posted by: Ric The Schmuck on March 5, 2003 10:51 PM

If God had to live somewhere on Earth, she would live on MDI. It is the perfect place if you love the outdoors. Overall, Maine has the nicest people. The coast south of Portland reminds me of the south shore suburbs of Boston before they became over crowded.

Posted by: Jimbo on March 15, 2003 06:36 AM