30 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2012 8:42 AM by jerrycoin RSS

Visit Maine in summer in winter

profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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Our strange weather continues.  After a serious snowstorm last week (one of the few of the season, we've had summery weather  -- near 80) for two straight days in central Maine.  So come visit our beaches even before it turns spring -- although the water temp is 43....

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  • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    The rain in Maine is mainly in the summa as I recall.

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      Nay, SS.  The rain in Maine is normally in March (sorry I couldn't get it to rhyme.)  Normally the worst month of the year for cold, rain and ice, when even Boston is springlike.  But this March (except for the snowstorm) has been amazing -- it's possible we'll reach 85 by Thursday.

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  • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
    jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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    I am going to try to take a trip to Maine this year, around September. I lived in Revere Beach, Mass a few years but never got to Maine. And by the way, Maine Lobster is one of my favorite meals...

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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      I agree.  We went to Maine several years back, in October, and I remember how sweet tasting the lobster were that time of year. And all the leaves were turning such beautiful colors.  We've talked, many times, about going back there again.  So wonderful!

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      • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
        profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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        Y'all come on up!  While it took a lot of getting used to after living in Boston or Providence for nearly two decades, I've know lived in Maine 18 years.  You can even get the supermarkets to steam your lobsters for you, which at the times when they're about 4.99 a pound (alas, not right now) is quite a deal.

         

        But seriously people are out wearing shorts.  And it is supposed to be even warmer the next two days.

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        • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
          tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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          Prof:

           

          Enjoy it while you've got it!

           

          Although the winter this year has been very mild, I can remember many a year when living up there and our thoughts of 'April showers bring May flowers' being dashed by late season snow in April and May....yuk!

          Here's to an early summer!

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          • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
            Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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            I too long for summer since it has been cold here in CA

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          • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
            profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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            We are, TEF -- but it's a little like living in a parallel universe.  When you live in Maine in late winter/early spring, and it's been mild, you always wait for the other shoe to drop. Except with these temps and the ground warming up so much it's hard to see how a snowstorm could make headway (even though I think the latest on record was June). What a lovely thought...

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Jasper:

       

      Did you ever go to the Wonderland dog track while you were there or down the road a bit to Suffolk Downs in East Boston?

       

      Wonderland is closed now (2010 I think). Probably well on the way to be more condos.

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      • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
        jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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        Have driven by it but never went in. But when we get to Maine, very much looking forward to by Maine Lobster!!!

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        • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
          tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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          There is nothing like a lobster right from the cold waters of Maine! De-e-elicious!!

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  • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    I've been hovering around the Great State of Maine for the last few weeks. Haven't crossed the border.....NH one week, Boston one week, back to NH, now back in Southie. The CY in Southie is of a different ilk. Not sure if this an original build or one of those brand changeovers.

     

    The weather, as you mentioned Prof, has been pristine. All the beautiful people come outside during the day when the weather is nice.

     

    Two weeks back, the snow in NH was just being cleaned up. I took in Hart's Turkey Farm for an evening meal....I think it was tef that tipped me off for that one.

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      Come on up!  There are great things to do in the Commercial Street seaport area of Portland even if you don't head further north where I am confined .

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      • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
        tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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        ProfC,

        We were right there on Commercial Street when we were there about 7 years ago, and loved the area!  If we get back there again, I will make sure we try and meet you!

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        • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
          jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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          I have never been to Maine, but a looking forward to visiting this year!!! Need my Maine Lobster fix!!!

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        • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
          profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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          It's a wonderful area, Tryt.  While much of Maine has been trying for decades to deal with an economic downturn because of logging, the paper industry, loss of shirt factories, and a general decline, Portland has really become a major attraction where lots of cruise ships even stop.  Beautiful lighthouses and historic sites and on summer days like today you can sit out on the restaurant patios and take it all in.

           

          Let me know when you're back in Maine!

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          • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
            pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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            Maine and Oregon seem to have a lot in common!

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            • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
              profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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              Including the biggest city name!  I once missed a flight to BOS that had landed from Europe at JFK and asked if they could get me on a flight to Portland (I did say PWM), and the woman did so and rechecked my baggage.  Thank heavens I looked at the screen as I was exiting the post-customs rechecking area and found they had scheduled me to go to Oregon.  They had to do a manhunt quickly for my suitcase.  Obviously geography is not a subject well studied in US schools these days...

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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      pained:

       

      Harts has always been a really good take for the food. Hope it was good!

       

      Is the Southie CY still doing free breakfast for Platinums?

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      • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
        painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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        Tef,

        It wasn't offered and I didn't think to ask. Boston is blooming with good will today. Just beautiful.

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        • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
          tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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          pained:

           

          Last time I was there (South Boston Courtyard, just to be sure) I had a reservation that included breakfast in the price. When checking in I was told that Plat's get free breakfast at that CY and she changed my reservation to a lower rate that didn't have breakfast attached to it....and I got the free breakfast. Nice gesture!

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  • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    Professor,

     

    This post brings back a lot of great memories.  Used to dine a place in Waterville, called Three Sister's, it was a classy place.  Likewise, in Portland, there were places, not fancy, that you could get two lobster tales for $10.  There is also something "Magical" about seeing Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park.  Visited LL Bean and bought some items, but I don't remember what city they were located in. 

     

    Wish I had some photo's to share, but memories are still great to share!

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      Hi Jerry,

      Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (did you know it's the only national park in the northeast) are my favorite places in Maine.  Alas, in Waterville, Three Sisters is no longer around, but the town itself has been picking up over the past decade after being in a real decline the first several years I was here (not because of me).  The closest Marriott is still in Augusta, but the only one I ever stay at in Maine is in Portland when I'm flying out of there.  But I'll settle for improvements in the local economy and somewhat better dining and cultural offerings.

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      • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        Professor,

         

        Thanks for the "Maine update"!

         

        It's a great place, so much "Fresh air" and "Raw beauty", there is really something special about Maine.

         

        Thanks for reminding us!

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    • Re: Visit Maine in summer in winter
      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      PS - Believe it or not I've only been to the shopping outlets (Freeport for LLBean and Kittery for many others) only once in 18 years and when a friend asked me to go with her.  But that says lots more about me than the shopping outlets!

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