Incurable Curiosity

In-cur-able: (adj.) Not likely to be changed. Cu-ri-os-i-ty: (n) A desire to know.

A Week in Maine: Things Learned

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I recently went on a week-long visit to the pine tree state. It’s absolutely beautiful in the fall, and I can see why New England is so popular with artists and authors. There are some things you need to know before going to Maine, though. Here are some of the things I learned on this trip up the Downeast coastline:

  • Trust your instinct before you trust a GPS.
  • You can follow the North Star up Route 1.
  • When traveling to Maine, prepare for a variety of weather possibilities. It can snow there in June, and it can be 95 degrees in October (although both are incredibly rare).
  • It is possible to walk almost a mile out to sea.
  • Butterflies are meant to be chased.
  • The ocean can sound like thunder.
  • It is possible to get into Canada without a passport, but you do need documentation to get back over the border.
  • An American president kept a summer home on a New Brunswick island.
  • When offered a history lesson served with tea and cookies, take it – especially if the lesson ends with homemade birthday cake being served.
  • Not all beaches are made of sand.
  • Tombstone carvers make mistakes too.
  • ‘Set in Stone’ does not guarantee legibility 100 years later.
  •  The best hot chocolate is made when you order it and is topped with freshly-whipped cream.
  • Sunlight can fall like rain.

One thought on “A Week in Maine: Things Learned

  1. As a Mainer, I loved this. So true. 😀

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