Monday, June 28, 2010


I am finding it hard to believe that this coming weekend is 4th of July. There is a lot of local activity. In Bath they have Heritage Days that starts on July 2-5th. Bath has their Fireworks on the 5th. Freeport and Portland are having them on the 4th. On Bailey Island we have the Fireworks on the 5th of July at Cooks Lobster House. It is a great view from any deck at the Log Cabin.

A great day trip this weekend would be at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. It is just down the road from Rockland. On Sat and Sun they are having the Fabulous 50's, Sensational 60's Car meet Antique Airplane Show. They are having operational WW 1 planes flying each morning. There is also a kids area where kids drive mi nature versions of their favorite cars and planes around the coral area. The kids will also decorate their own bikes and have a parade each day. A live band will also play each day from 12:30-3.

Aimee and Matt's oldest son Danny is celebrating his 7th Birthday on Friday so a Big Happy Birthday to Danny. Our Crop Share at the Farm is so much fun, the bonus item this week was fresh snow peas ( that Sue had to actually pick), and a kohlrabi was added to all our other greens. I made a yummy Lobster Newburg and made a Cashew, Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. A Big Thank You to Curt and Cathleen for bringing the ingredients. Thank You Doreen for our Chocolate, Peanut Butter Bon Bons.

Don't forget you can go to the Kayaking School at the bridge or bring your own and launch them in several different places. Which brings me to my photo above of our regular Room Guests Penny and Richard enjoying a cruise right by Sue's house.

Last weeks Blog I actually had to go back and change the answers before I posted it because at the last minute I remembered that the Driftwood Inn serves to the public as well as the General Store, Giant Staircase and Cooks. So only 40% of the people guessed 4 places.

Hope everyone has a great Holiday Weekend, escape some humidity and come to Maine.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

After the wedding

Well, we made it through the wedding, and all the worry was worth it! Weather was perfect, tent looked super, Deb was beautiful as usual, Ray was very happy. It took me a couple days to recover, but starting to feel like normal again. Ray even rented a bus like out of "The Graduate" to pick them up from the church. Deb was very surprised.

So, all in all, it was a picture perfect wedding. Many comments were made as to the fact that we should do weddings........the answer is NO!! Well, an exception will be made if my son Adam gets married and would like to have it here.

Hope all is well with all of you, Sue

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day

So much is going on this week it is a great time to be in Maine. Our School's have just got out this week so the kiddo's are around. Next year Danny will be in 2nd Grade and Josh and Terrence will be at the same Nursery School. Above photo is our first Summer trip to Stovers Cove. Left to Right in photo Danny, Terrence and Josh.

We have the Wedding going on at the Inn so life here has been hectic. I have been working for Sue for 11 years and this is the first time I have seen a tent on the lawn and I am sure besides her other son Adam's, Wedding it will be the last time.

The Taste of Brunswick is this weekend on Maine St. Thirty local Restaurants will be there passing out food. Saturday is free admission at the Maritime Museum for Mariner's Day. They also have the Tall Ship the "Bowdoin" there with free tours. The Bowdoin is the training Ship for the Maine Maritime Academy. The Maine State Music Theatre also opened this week with Patsy Cline. I already have my tickets for "Spamalot" and can not wait.

A little update on the Bridge Construction. It looks like the resurfacing on the North Side is almost done including the guard rails. The South Side looks like it needs some more work. It is scheduled to open by the end of Sept and they say they are on schedule but I don't see it happening.

The gardens are so beautiful right now. The sun, rain and Sue have done their job well. The Vegetable garden even looks like it is getting some action. I did pick up our Crop Share at Crystal Spring Farm today to hold us over til we get some real action. The baby bok choy are so cute.

Happy Father's Day to all those awesome Fathers out there. In between my shifts I am going to be cooking up some Organic Boneless Leg of Lamb on the Grill, Yum.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gardens and Wedding

Here is a picture of the yellow rose bush that is right outside of the office window. It has at least 100 buds on it! Well, this is a hectic week here at the Inn. a week from today my best friend since age 10 is getting married and we are doing the reception here. And NO, we do not do weddings!! This is a special exception. And, I know why, as it is keeping me awake at night with all the details. And I am the matron of honor, so I will probably look exhausted! Oh well, it is about Deb and Ray, not me.

So, needless to say, I am frantic about the yard and preparations. And hoping with all my heart for a sunny day! It will be a great day regardless. They were high school sweethearts, and now at age 60 are getting married (well, Ray is 60--Deb and I soon to be).

So, if anyone has any connections with Mother Nature, put in a request for sun on the 19th please!

All for now, Sue

Poll Results----- This was very tricky. Sue did attend all 3 College's but the last College she attended was UNH, only 44% of the people got it right. For those of you who checked the blog early, you are right the photo wasn't there, not totally Sue's fault but I added the rose's now.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Visitors Center

Sue thinks I exaggerate with her Love for plants. As you can see her plants have taken over the entire dish area,where we unload our heavy trays from the Dining Room. From Landscape Fabric to bulbs and plants that are just waiting for her lovely green thumb. I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to then flowers.

There is a Visitors Center that has just opened at the New Train Depot on Maine Street, Brunswick. It is so nice to have the depot there with the Bowdoin College Book Store and Gift Shop along with 2 Restaurants. I just found a new website it is 101 Things to do in Vacationland. Even our regular guests could probably find a few things they have not done yet and it is family friendly as well.

One of the local golf courses "Mere Creek" was scheduled to close this season as it is located on the Brunswick Navy Base which is being disarmed. A group has gotten together and has saved it for this year at least. One could also golf locally in Brunswick,Topsham, Bath and Freeport.

The Maine Turnpike Authority has reported that traveling was up 5% over last Memorial Day Weekend. They should start checking the docks. There are over 70 Cruise Ships due to dock in Portland this Summer and Fall, the most ever.

If you are lucky enough to be in Harpswell this weekend you could take part in the Harpswell Hiking Challenge. This self guided challenge has participants hiking all 6.5 miles of trails. The Town includes 15 public access properties with walking trails, all with a portion along the waterfront. They range from the wheel chair accessible loop at Mitchell Field to the challenging Cliff Trail. Check it out at

It looks like Sue does not know how to access the Viewers Poll or to give you the answers. Most of the time Matt keeps the pool temp at 82 deg, last week when we had our 91 deg day it was 88 deg. Sometimes we sneak in and raise the temp on him. The most amount of people ever answered my poll and 42% got it right.

Above is my Special for tonight, Lemon and Lobster Linguini with Feta, the guests said it was Delicious and I agree as I saved some for Sue and I.

Have a great first week in June...