Monday, July 5, 2010
4:45 PM | Posted by Lola Sharp | | Edit Post
We left our Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise cottage late last week and drove up to a Bar Harbor cottage to 'summer'. Yeah. So cottages/houses/most businesses don't have air conditioners, because it 'doesn't get hot and humid' here. Dude. It's in the low 90's and humid as hell. Which wouldn't be so bad if THEY HAD AIR CONDITIONERS. What is wrong with these earthy people?
Yes, the scenery is lovely and the food is yummy beyond words (I'm a cow. My 'fat clothes' are tight)...
This is a bread bowl of my clam chowdah from a chowdah house in Portland
(I think it was Gilbert's)
I didn't think to take a picture for you until I was halfway through eating it, sorry.
This is a view of the cottage garden and shed down in Cape Porpoise.
This is our cottage road (taken on a foggy early morning) down in Cape Porpoise.
This is the lighthouse near our cottage in Cape Porpoise (Goat Island Light).
This is the Bush Family Compound (on its own peninsula)...well my photo only shows the main house, in Kennebunkport, near our cottage. I should have taken a panoramic or at least some shots to the left, so you could see the rest of it, and where the secret service quarters are, and the getaway/patrol boat, and the gate...but I just didn't care enough. One thing I wish I would have captured: they do actually have a wind turbine behind the SS barracks.
This is the Portland Head Light
(Portland is about 35-40 minutes north of Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise, but we went up a few times to shop and eat and sight-see...hence this photo.)
Here are some photo's of Bar Harbor/Acadia that we have taken since getting up here (about 4 hours north of Kennebunkport):
This is in Acadia...I think we took this one at 'Sand Beach', about 5 minutes from our Bar Harbor rental house.
This is from one of the trails in Acadia that husband made us hike. HIKE. In the HEAT. (we'll get to the bad and the evil in a minute...)
This is 'Bubble Rocks' over Jordan Lake (in Acadia...where we hoofed around today, in the ungodly sweltering heat). I think you can click on my picture and see it bigger...but I'll say they look less like bubbles and more like boobs. Just keeping it real, yo.
Enough boring you with pictures (Husband takes MILLIONS), but you can see just a bit of its beauty and yumminess. If you like seafood (I do!) and all things blueberry (I do!), then the vittles are truly travel-worthy.
Another wonderful thing about Maine--it is very environmentally friendly, organics are everywhere, and 'green' cars etc. aren't even green enough. People bike or kayak everywhere.
(which comes with a little bit of bad...everyone wears Birkenstocks and some of them don't believe in non-organic deodorant....there is some earthy-SMELLING B.O. going on here. And a lot of hairy legs on 'manly' looking women. I'm open minded and liberal...whatever people's lifestyles are is fine with me, up until I can smell them from a few feet away.)
One more 'good thing' about Bar Harbor...the downtown is adorable.
Okay, now for the Bad:
First, and no offense to anyone of lives here, but the accent makes me want to send them all to speech class for their impediment. It grates down my spine. The whole "chowDAH"/lobSTAH"/ Bah Hahbah thing...it's for realz! Worst accent EVER.
The BUGS!!!!! OMG the bugs! Every state jokes promising their state's State Bird is the mosquito...dude, THIS IS THE STATE. But plenty of other biting, flying bugs dive bomb you.
NO CELL PHONE SERVICE!!! You will see a lot of pay phones around here.
This is as close to camping as I get...and now with this heat wave and no AC...well you'd think hanging out on a (rocky) beach would be nice...except the water is FRIGID!!! It JUST hit 50 degrees. No one goes in past their ankles, and even that only lasts a second.
I'm gutting the evil stink eye to head back out...family wants me. (excuse typos...they are REALLY rushing me!)
I'll be back with more tomorrow.
Oh, I haven't written a thing...but my mind is working on something. More on that later...
- Lola Sharp
- My name is Lola. (I'm not a showgirl) Yes, L-O-L-A Lola. It's the least of my worries. Let's move on, shall we? This blog is mostly about my misadventures on the journey to publication and beyond. My passion for lush prose, quirky characters, art, music, literature, performing arts and anything creative will be a major theme here. This journey of mine will not always be pretty. Much like rubbernecking a train wreck, I know sometimes you just can't help but look at the carnage that is often my life. So strap on your neck brace, helmet and 5-point harness and come along for the ride! Licentia poetica.
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