We know of a local lobsterman who hosts his relatives from away every summer. Their idea of a good time is to pull up on his front lawn, put their feet up and feast on lobster he caught that morning while they watch the sunset over the waters he makes his living on.
It’s very exotic.
For his visitors, this is the perfect summer vacation. They do it every year. For our friend, it is much like another day in the life.
Over the next couple weeks schools will let out for the summer and family vacations begin in earnest, which means our lovely corner of the world will be comparatively crowded for the next couple months.
We know our home state has its charms year round, but for many, summer in Maine is the frosting on the cake.
Between now and Labor Day, virtually every weekend has some sort of feast, festival, fundraiser, gathering, celebration or some other public event. Literally everything that can be open and enjoyed is open, ready to enjoy.
In short there is plenty to do, and plenty of places to go and things to be seen and truthfully not a lot of time to take it all in.
We urge everyone to take appropriate caution in regard to the extra cars, pedestrians, runners, horses and cyclists out sharing the roads this time of year, but whatever you do, get out and savor this season as best you can.
If you haven’t been to one of the many jewels in the Lincoln County crown, we recommend you sample a few. Many people from away spend the entirety of their year dreaming of escaping to Maine, but we live here.
Our reality is literally the stuff of other peoples’ dreams.