OK all you lovely Maine and NE board posters -- would y'all care to help me plan a trip "down east" from Wiscasset-ish? I was planning on going back through all the lovely posts I've read the past few days with tips and hints from over the years, but realize some of the posts are rather dated. I thought instead perhaps I could entice you to generate a new Aug-2007 plan?
While I'd love to devote a trip just to eating Jim Leff-style, I come attached with two puppies, albeit well-food-acclimated ones. There's a substantive dh as well. So +/- most exceptionally tasty restaurants are fair game except super-expensive and/or white-cloth romantic dinners (what *is* that, come to think of it? I haven't eaten a meal where "scolding" wasn't on the menu in longer than I can remember). But if you're willing, I'd awfully much appreciate hearing about interesting local sights like museums or marshes full of some interesting critter or sight or a great hike somewhere. The Rugged Maine Scenic Waterfront-thing isn't a necessary encounter, but, well, pies (especially in conjunction with some interesting history) just might be (Yup, I know about Helen's and frankly, this may be one of the biggest motivators for the whole entire trip). We're deficient in the camping department at the moment, so if anyone happens to have overnighting thoughts too I'm all ears (eyes? -- though if posting such thoughts would be terribly offtopic, and you're willing, please don't hesitate to email offlist to roos at ucla dot biology dot edu). I've always thought all that watery Canadian Shield in the way north looked worth getting to feel, but it may just take too many hours driving through nowhere with nary a decent bite to eat at any end for the puplets. Someday, somehow I just have to make it up to NS and PEI! In the meantime, just getting as far as MDI would be an achievement.
Many, many thanks in advance for your new offerings, and for all the terrific old ones as well.
-aliris, a grateful interloper from a different board harking from far, far away.....