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Old 02-19-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Tourists are either stap-hangers or PFAs (People From Away). Goatropers are the same as granolas, but from away. Any PFA can be a strap-hanger, but one would have to have a certain amount of earthiness to be a goat-roper.

*I was asked, so I'm clarifying... "What is a granola?"
Someone who is back-to-the-earth, usually shops at the food co-op, and generally lives a life using as many earth-friendly products and practices as possible. You know...a granola eater. It's not a bad or negative thing, just different from the typical WalMart shoppers, if you know what I mean. One of my sisters is a granola, I'm half-granola, and my other sister is not even granola in the least. Chances are, if you've exhibited at the Full Circle or Common Ground Fairs.... you know a granola or 2. Might even bee one.

Last edited by deerislesmile; 02-19-2008 at 08:59 AM.. Reason: Trying to dig a hole by explaining what a granola is..
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I've often heard summer poeple who go south for the winter referred to as Snowbirds.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Tourists are either stap-hangers or PFAs (People From Away). Goatropers are the same as granolas, but from away. Any PFA can be a strap-hanger, but one would have to have a certain amount of earthiness to be a goat-roper.

*I was asked, so I'm clarifying... "What is a granola?"
Someone who is back-to-the-earth, usually shops at the food co-op, and generally lives a life using as many earth-friendly products and practices as possible. You know...a granola eater. It's not a bad or negative thing, just different from the typical WalMart shoppers, if you know what I mean. One of my sisters is a granola, I'm half-granola, and my other sister is not even granola in the least. Chances are, if you've exhibited at the Full Circle or Common Ground Fairs.... you know a granola or 2. Might even bee one.

I prefer being referred to as a " crunchy granola"

You can find alot of our kind in upstate NY, VT, and Maine. Non materialistic, sometimes a bit too out there but generally harmless and friendly and nonjudgemental.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Oh ok, well when I came up in October, that is the reason, other than seeing family. I had never seen the fall colors before, so I guess I am a leaf- peeper.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Tourists are either stap-hangers or PFAs (People From Away). Goatropers are the same as granolas, but from away. Any PFA can be a strap-hanger, but one would have to have a certain amount of earthiness to be a goat-roper.

*I was asked, so I'm clarifying... "What is a granola?"
Someone who is back-to-the-earth, usually shops at the food co-op, and generally lives a life using as many earth-friendly products and practices as possible. You know...a granola eater. It's not a bad or negative thing, just different from the typical WalMart shoppers, if you know what I mean. One of my sisters is a granola, I'm half-granola, and my other sister is not even granola in the least. Chances are, if you've exhibited at the Full Circle or Common Ground Fairs.... you know a granola or 2. Might even bee one.
Well.....I am planning on being a granola when we get there.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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I prefer being referred to as a " crunchy granola"

You can find alot of our kind in upstate NY, VT, and Maine. Non materialistic, sometimes a bit too out there but generally harmless and friendly and nonjudgemental.

I like that. But, from what I have seen over the years and on this site..I would say MOST maine people are "crunchy granolas"
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Well.....I am planning on being a granola when we get there.
Me too... but then I guess the label has fit me since before they invented granola! LOL As long as a granola can still enjoy an occasional "bambi-burger" I'm in <g>
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You're in. I hadn't heard of crunchy until a couple of years ago but I fit granola.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Nice little pub in Greenville called the Flatlander's Pub
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Okay..... it rings a bell for me. Also, in southern part of Maine they call people that come for the tourist season in the summer.. Goat Ropers (sorry Forest...but that is the truth).
Hmmm, I've always thought of Texans as being goat ropers...leastways its what we call them. Tourists are straphangers. Hope this doesn't offend anyone, as that is not my intent. Just call me a Mainer.
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