Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Day We Failed to Go to Ellsworth and Just Went to Bar Harbor Instead

Christopher loves seafood. I do not. When he heard the Autumn Gold Festival in Ellsworth had a chowder tasting contest, he was on board. Freckles and I followed along for moral support.

We were quite disappointed when we arrived in Ellsworth. The chowder tasting contest was packed beyond belief. The boat rides on the river turned out to be people just offering rides in their personal, tiny boats. The rest of the venues were kind of lame or very Ellsworth-oriented. No one seemed to be welcoming dogs. We were not impressed.

Once we realized that the Autumn Gold Festival was not for us, we hopped into our car and headed to Bar Harbor instead. We had an awesome lunch at a pet-friendly restaurant and then took a walk on the path by the old hotel. We ended up having an awesome afternoon, enjoying the last few days of summer weather.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Battle of the Bands

Christopher and I were lucky enough to be invited the the Third Annual Acadia Hospital Battle of the Bands. We had a great time dancing, drinking some legit margaritas and discovering music from The Stone Doctors, The Time Pilots and the Maine Street R&B Revue. The best part about the whole event was that it was intended to raise money for children's services at the Acadia Hospital. Awesome cause, awesome night. If you are interested in giving, check out this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Bangor Art Walk

The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative hosts an Art Walk several times a year. I was able to attend, thanks to the University of Maine Humanities Initiative and a number of other programs. 

Several stores and restaurants hosted various artwork downtown. Many art studios on 31 Central Street were also open to the public. The evening ended with a tour of the University of Maine Museum of Art. This was an incredible opportunity to explore local art, and one I hope to seize again soon. For more information, check out this website.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Maine Apple Sunday

First there was Maine Maple Sunday. Then there was Maine Apple Sunday! Christopher and I hit up Treworgy Farms for some sweet apple goodness. P.S. I feel like I should add that I am an apple addict so my enthusiasm in all of these photos is quite real.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blue Hill, Maine

A few weeks ago, Christopher and I did our cake-tasting. We were only about fifteen minutes from Blue Hill, so we decided to take a little side trip.

For those of you who do not hear me talk about this three million times a day, my thesis topic is on Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill. I have been to Blue Hill numerous times, however Christopher had never visited the little seaside town.

If you are in Blue Hill, I would highly recommend visiting the Jonathan Fisher house. It was closed when we were there, but it is definitely worth the visit. Fisher was a fascinating man. For more information, check out this website.

We also visited the Old Cemetery on Union Road. This is where Fisher is buried as well as most of his contemporaries. This was an amazing experience. I felt as if I personally knew each and every person buried there. It was as if I was visiting friends.

We ended our day trip with a tour around the peninsula. We stopped at a bridge near Conway Cove to check out an insane current.

It was a lovely day. Nothing beats a Maine seaside town in the summer.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Indian Trails Park

Christoper and I have been making an effort to explore the trails closer to our new apartment. A few weeks ago we happened upon Indian Trail Park. Indian Trail Park is a 4-acre parked owned by the City of Brewer. The walking trail is almost two miles and borders the Penobscot River. There is even a sliding hill we will have to check out come winter time.

This park was fairly quiet around sunset. My one complaint is that several of the benches had been completely trashed. This was not a problem the further we went into park, but was not a pleasant sight at the onset.

Overall I would recommend this hiking area. It is nice to have such a place so close to


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hallowell, Maine

It is wedding planning central over here! We have been interviewing musicians and officiants, tasting food, planning flowers and creating decorations. Our planning has taken us all over the area from Ellsworth to Augusta. One of the places we visited was Hallowell, Maine, which is just a short jaunt from Augusta. After meeting with a potential officiant, we decided to take a walk through their adorable downtown area.

I couldn't resist getting a picture by the Kennebec River.

Hallowell has a number of antique shops. I was quite tempted to purchase this globe. It was created before World War One! If only I had $180 to spare. Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary present maybe?

This was a fun little escape from Bangor/Brewer and I would definitely recommend exploring this town.