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Old 09-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Location: Limerick Maine
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Just thought I would mention a few of my favorites, care to ad yours?

Fried Clams at Teds in Shapleigh...anyone remember the old Teds that was on the other side of the street next to the river way back when?

Ice Cream at Shaws Ridge Farm...I remember when it was a working dairy and the cows were up next to the Ice Cream shack.

Portland Head Light

The Ocean

Windjammers!! love them

Fiddleheads ferns...yum! I know there is a lot of food in my memorys!!


A field full of timothy grass

Old Farm houses & Barns

Its actauly green & lush there...not like the high mountain desert that is colorado

All the water from lakes, streams and ocean for fishing!!

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:34 PM
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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No temps over 95 degrees for 70 + days in the summer like here in NC.
No helmet required on motorcycles.
Don't have to pay $150.00 a year to get the MLB channel to watch the Red Sox.
Whoopie pies readily available.
Autumn foliage.
Tim Hortons.
Muddy Rudder.
Aroostook County.
Route 2A
Eagle, Long, and Moosehead Lakes.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:23 PM
Location: Out West
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Just been here over four months but I have some things I really like here:

No days of 90 degree temps with 11,000% humidity 345 days out of the year.

WAY less traffic.

More nice people than there are rude, obnoxious, mean people...unlike other places I've been where it's the opposite.

Four seasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I don't care if a certain season is "short", as long as there are four.)

The ocean and forest so close together.

I saw a deer while driving near Waterville on Monday while driving home from Portland! A deer!!!

I have seen porcupines, skunks, beaver, wild turkeys...it's all very exciting.

On my way to a certain person's house, (and got lost trying to find it), a little girl was riding her horse along the road. She smiled at me the first time I passed her. She smiled and waved at me the second time I passed her. (Turned around.) She smiled, waved and giggled the third time I passed her. (Turned around again, realized I was going the right way, initially.)

My neighbors are quiet!

I hardly ever hear booming bass thumping loudly from someone's car.

It smells so good!

Every fricken inch along the roadway is gorgeous.

The leaves are starting to turn colors, the temps have been low a few nights and I've smelled the smoke coming from chimneys. It's so comforting.

It doesn't stay light until 10 o'clock at night.

One place I work for, the people actually DO care, it's not an act.

Little kids selling strawberries or lemonade on the side of the road by their houses. When was the last time I saw something like that?! And of course I stopped and bought something just because I wanted them to feel successful.

Acadia National Park. I love it.

The moose crossing signs. Sure, I'm anxious that a moose is going to walk right out in front of my car on the freeway but the signs still crack me up. Moose crossing. I'm so in Maine.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:49 AM
Location: California
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I live in California, but vacation every September in New England... some wonderful memories of my trips to Maine:

Walking the Marginal Way in Perkins Cove and marveling at such a beautiful coastline

Garlic bread & lemonade from Barnacle Billy's after walking the Marginal Way : )

Photographing covered bridges in the rain

A harbor cruise in Boothbay

The best scallops in the world are in Maine!!!

Getting lost driving dozens of times, and having the friendliest most helpful people giving me directions

The most vibrant colored autumn leaves I've ever seen

Little country stores and farm stands
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:33 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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lost in Maine is such a great place to be.

only there as a tourist but I liked looking for sea glass. On the beach, talking to people, met some dogs-even remember to look for the glass occasionally.

a gazillion used book stores.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Lots of moose!

Just yesterday I saw two moose, real friendly ones laying down taking a nap in people's trailers
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Location: Maine (finally)
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The coastline. Anywhere in Maine.
Moody's diner.
The keag store, South T.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:34 PM
Location: Bangor Maine
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Seeing flocks of wild turkey almost every day
Breathing the wonderful air. It just doesn't smell so good anywhere else
Walking on Wells beach after Labor Day and before July 4th
Taking the short hike through Blagden Preserve to the ocean near Pretty Marsh
Having the double lobster dinner on the deck of Weathervane in Belfast
Food, Wine and Foliage Festival in Blue Hill
Being so very close to great local live theater
Also getting to Lakewood Theater at least once each summer
The American Folk Festival
and many more
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Location: Tennessee
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Courteous drivers.
The friendliest policemen ever.
Tall, mature trees everywhere you go.
Mom and pop stores outnumbering chain stores.
Sunny, cool afternoons on the water.
Somes Sound.
Long talks with strangers as if you've known them forever.
Gorgeous autumns and winters.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:55 PM
Location: West in the winter, north in the summer
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-How everyone talks fondly of Angus King even though I am too young to know anything about him
-All the good places to go fresh water fishing
-Being able to escape the tourists and having your own hidden vacation spots
-Being able to staycation and still feel far from home
-The sound of loons on a cool summer night
-The thunder of ice forming on lakes in December/January
-The ice fireworks you can make with boiling hot water during the 2-3 week periods of severe cold that occur every January
-All "5" seasons
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