Maine is Vacationland, the folks at the department of motor vehicles, licensing remind each and everyone one of us with that one word declaration.
Along the bottom of the Maine license plates. So when you are lucky enough to be here in Maine for a weekend, one of the longer, extended ones, what to do?
Well for starters, you don’t need a lot of money if you think off road. In the woods, on a Maine lake, river and it’s camping.
Tenting under the stars. Wearing a back pack during the day. Nightly cooking on an open fire. Simple outdoors fun in Maine is low cost. If you stay clear, veer far away from the expensive tourist traps along the coastline.
You are not here for a long time, but a good time. Don’t want to spend it in line. Elbow gnashing or shoulder to shoulder with others all just hankering a little Maine too right? Maine is not in your face, a lot about being by yourself. Getting away to spend some time with me, myself and I. Figure things out, mentally sort and organize your thoughts. The direction your life is headed that is good. The areas where dialing in, a tad of adjustment is needed.
Hiking is what Maine was made to do. Exploring, walking, talking, gawking. And the food outdoors, the work up an appetite, hunger makes the dining taste improve a hundred fold.
Biking in Maine, sometimes it involves ferry rides to an island.
The best part of being in Maine is the outdoor space, natural setting.
But start venturing closer to the tight knit communities. To meet, greet, sit with the locals at a church bean supper.
To chew the fat at a state fair, talking about an interest the other side of the conversation is already put in motion.
Comparing notes, what he would have done different. What by accident turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Vacations in Maine are highly educations, two way communicating easy to strike up.
Mainers share, care and are a talkative bunch.
Unless you start the dialogue drop in statement, remind of “back in Jersey”. That cools the mood, causes a little more space to happen. In the inching away, still smiling but just not as warm and fuzzy.
Bring your walking shoes, hiking boots, camping gear. Travel light, explore far and wide. But you won’t need a lot of money once you find yourself inside the boundary dotted lines of Maine.
Happy Labor Day faithful readers, followers of the Me in Maine blog posts. Gulf Hagas is on the radar for this hunt and peck, beginner wordsmith.
One only one of the many neat, memorable, healthy options when time is short. For the what to do for fun when on vacation in Maine.