Your MeInMaine blog post author loves living in the Pine Tree state.
But traveling to points outside of Maine to some pretty special places on the green and blue marble can help reinforce I am where I should be living, raising a family.
Just returned from a trek outside Vacationland that simply serves to deepen the appreciation for Maine.
I have a son in his second semester at Colorado College in Colorado Springs CO. For spring break we decided to go skiing at all the mountains around Frisco CO in Summit County, including Breckenridge, A Basin, Vail ski resorts. His older brother who had a college vacation from Washington DC that staggered his little brother’s in Colorado came along to strap on the boards too.
Huge mountains, the Colorado Rockies one impressive setting.
Lots of snow like Maine, but way way more twisting highways.
Maine is more level to rolling. Sure we have the Carrabassett Valley where Sugarloaf USA Ski area is. But nothing like the mountain range, rock formation after range and all those tourists flocking there to spend some money. And Maine offers many little family friendly, low cost ski mountains like Big Rock in Aroostook County. Places where you don’t have 108 dollar and higher lift tickets.
When you hit a big establishment like Disney or Vail, Breckenridge, Copper or Araphoe Basin ski area, you realize it cost a lot of money to keep 31 ski lifts going. Or all those rides, attractions for kids over 44 inches tall. But I like home grown, local community citizens who step forward and work their hearts out to make an event happen. Local community events where it is not store bought but created like a pot luck supper. Everyone brings their best dish, provides their best creative talent.
In Maine, there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer in the many small communities around Vacationland. Fun to take trips with the kids and see different zip codes and be part of the learning with family travel. But boy is it good to be home. Everyone knows your name, waves, is friendly and not in a rush like they need a heart transplant stat.
Maine, a place where your heart and head finally agree 100 percent on something. Get here quick as you can.