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Old 10-10-2015, 04:26 PM
 
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We spent some nice time early Sept in two of our favorite small river towns, Gardiner and Richmond. Gardiner now has a natural foods coop on Main Street, clean and well stocked. Love sitting on the green next to the river in Richmond. Wiscasset—would never live there! So much traffic. I'm thinking to live inland from rte 1, if we ever do get to live in Maine.
the whole main street is blocked off today for the swine and stein ,,,festivities..

my very good friend owns a beer & wine supply store and is giving out samples of a lager ,,

the main st is packed.. lots of activities.....(gardiner)
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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We are in Sedona Arizona right now, and I am reminded why I love our little town. Today we drove through crazy traffic across town to get to a really big, fancy grocery store. Then fought crazy traffic again just to drive across the street to the other big, fancy grocery store. The whole trip took about an hour just to pick up a few things (I was along for the ride with my in-laws). It all just seemed crazy. Back home, I walk for literally two minutes to Hannaford or three minutes to Sleepers, and get whatever I need (even if it isn't the very best of the best, most of it is excellent stuff and costs far less).

I could never in a million years live in a place like this and be content.
Oh, and it's totally FAKE. We drove past "The Olde Sedona Restaurant". Well, there IS no "olde Sedona" to begin with! This joint is maybe ten years old. The entire place is like that....really phony. McDonald's was not allowed to have yellow arches when they opened.......they had to be GREEN! Just craziness.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Yup, it's pretty idyllic up there. We lived in Phillips, ME and the only thing that bothered me was the constant sound of chainsaws all summer long, from people cutting their wood for the winter. That and the blackflies! But on the whole, I loved Maine and the lifestyle there.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Yup, it's pretty idyllic up there. We lived in Phillips, ME and the only thing that bothered me was the constant sound of chainsaws all summer long, from people cutting their wood for the winter. That and the blackflies! But on the whole, I loved Maine and the lifestyle there.


In some areas, it's like living in the Red Green Show.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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At the genial store you can ask how much rain we got lst night an get three different and very accurate answers because most pepple have rain gauges. I live just downwind from a big hill. I get a little more rain and snow than they get at the general store and east of there. The hill causes a pressure drop, more condensation nd more precipitation.

It's the Bernoulli effect.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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In some areas, it's like living in the Red Green Show.
Haha yes Phillips was like that!
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Maine
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In some areas, it's like living in the Red Green Show.
I am not sure what " The Red Green Show " is ?? LOL
Would you please explain ?
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Red and Green are two Canadian comedians and philosophers who parody rural Canada. Their material also applies to rural America in the northern states. When their shows appear on American TV they are usually repeats and are usually on PBS channels. Many border towns get Canadian TV channels. Their humor is much like British humor. Canada is not as hamstrung as the American political correctness media when it comes to comedy.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Red and Green are two Canadian comedians and philosophers who parody rural Canada. Their material also applies to rural America in the northern states. When their shows appear on American TV they are usually repeats and are usually on PBS channels. Many border towns get Canadian TV channels. Their humor is much like British humor. Canada is not as hamstrung as the American political correctness media when it comes to comedy.
Oh wow- that sounds like a pip !
We actually are not that far from Canada so will take a watch for it to show up. Thank you for explaining the reference.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Western MA
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I feel like I could live in Maine for retirement. Maybe someday. Anyway, thanks for the nice glimpse into your little town.
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