Saturday, August 24, 2013

21 annual Great Falls ballon festival

The 21 annual Great Falls ballon festival was AMaineZing!! It was held last weekend August 16-18 in Lewiston, ME. My favorite part was to watch the balloons cross the Androscoggin river as we stood along the bridge. The colors of the ballon were bright & vibrant. Even thou it was a large crowd of people you had space to move and stop and gaze. I was glad to attend this event. We came at a perfect time. There were two ballon launches each day, one at 6:00am and 6:00pm. We chose the pm. The sky was clear and the weather perfect. Truly another perfect day in AMainezing Maine!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Casco Bay Lines: Bailey Island Cruise

Sheer delight is how I would describe our cruise last Saturday. I have had the pleasure of living in Maine since last September and I must say that summer is turning out to be my favorite season. I now know why the summer swells from 1million inhabitants to 6 million.  It is the natrual beauty of this state that is so enchanting.

last Saturday I did one of my favorite things and that is to take a boat ride. I took the Casco Bay lines Bailey island cruise with a group of Mainer friends.  The cruise is  narrated by the captain as it departs Cook's landing on Bailey Island at noon and cruises through Potts Harbor past Eagle Island and Haskell Island with a peek at Mackerel Cove.

The day was beautiful. Many boats dotted the bay. I enjoyed seeing and hearing the description of Admiral Peary's house. It was said that his dogs were so loud and wild that he purchased a island across the bay for the dogs to stay. Neighbors say that you would hear Admiral Peary whistle and command the dogs across the bay to settle down.

The 1 hour and 45 minute tour ended to quickly. After our tour we explored a area mainly known by Mainers called the "Giant Steps'.  This is a untouched beach area that natural stones over years have created a staircase down to the Atlantic Ocean. We could have sat on that  beach for hours listening to the ocean as it pounded the rocks.

Living in Maine remains AMaineZing!!!