Saturday, July 31, 2010

So much has been going on lately, that it is hard to believe this is the last day of July. The Harpswell Festival was fantastic despite the foggy Fireworks. The next day the Lobster Boat Races had the best weather ever. This year they changed venue to Mitchell Field and it gave so many more people a chance to view from shore.

One of the Room Guests suggested that I should take Terrence to White's Beach in Brunswick, just off the Durham Road, so off we went. It is also a Campground, they have a lunch shack, Bathrooms, Showers and most importantly to Terrence a slide. It was very clean and I recommend it to anyone else coming this Summer. Today is also the last day of the 72nd Bailey Island Tuna Tournament. When Matt is not at work he and the boys are off looking for that Giant Mackerel or Striped Bass. Another treat this week is that Sue took Danny and Josh on the Casco Bay Ferry that leaves from Cooks Lobster House on a 2hr tour of Casco Bay, she said it was great.

A real boost to us locally is that Kestrel Air announced that it has signed a 10 year lease on the largest Hanger at the Navy Base. They plan to launch a $100 Million Dollar airplane production project. At full swing it will produce 300 jobs in Brunswick.

A Big Thank You to Corey and Lenny Schultz for this Beautiful Wind Chime that Lenny made. The lucky people who stay in the Wiseman Room can enjoy its beauty. Also in the above photo is our room guests the Lewis' enjoying their 12 day stay, some guests are just comfortable in the Kitchen cleaning their own dishes.

Aimee and I will be flipping Blueberry Pancakes tomorrow at a Fundraiser to " Save the Bailey Island Post Office". I am not sure our pancakes are going to save it but now we can say we did our Civic Duty.

We hope that August continues to bring us the fabulous weather that July has. Maybe that is why our July occupancy was higher than last year, I tend to think it is because we are so nice.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer in the Pool

What a summer it has been for the pool. In this picture is Alicia's Mom, son and nieces. Actually, many people are swimming in the ocean as well! I have only made it up to my waist. This is a summer like I cannot remember. I am sure it will go down in the record books as one of the hottest. We have had tons of sun and just enough rain to keep the lawn green. The gardens are quite spectacular too!!

Just finishing up with breakfast (the other photo is when we were prepping this am). I am happy to be working with my lovely daughter in law, Aimee. Everyone came at the same time and she pulled it off flawlessly!

The answer to the poll is 5800--that is a lot!

Well, must go clean up the kitchen. Sue

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Our Renewal of Vows Ceremony last Sunday for Marcia and Dave was fantastic. Despite the rain they had lots of family, friends from out of State, and present and past room guests. I was so pleased to share in their joy. They were also one of the first people of the season to get "flocked" by those pesky Flamingo's.

This Sunday at Library Hall will be a Fundraiser, Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner for a long time Island Resident, Leo Coombs and his family. Leo has been battling Cancer for years. He was raised on the Islands and his family has lived and done business here for generations. Sue was generous enough to donate the ingredients for the sauce as you see the girls making in the kitchen. There will also be a Silent Auction with so many items including a night stay at the Log Cabin. There is going to be Live Music and activities for the kids. It is amazing what the Town can do when we pull together to help our own.

Next Saturday, the 24th is the Harpswell Festival at Mitchell Field. This is a show not to miss. Lots of food, crafts, a parade, dancing, kids section all topped off with a band called Motor Booty that is just my Favorite of all times. I wanted them to play at my Wedding. Come 9pm the Fireworks will be going off just like 4th of July. That is not the end of it, on Sunday there will be another Shindig accompanied by the famous Lobster Boat Races. To let you in on a little secret we had a cancellation in the Mt. Washington Room for the weekend so that is available with its brand new King Size Bed.

I just spent 2 1/2 hrs unpacking our shipment of new mugs, 300 mugs with some brand new colors. While I was doing that I had some Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream going in the mixer and then made Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Yum.

The weather has been fabulous and great for swimmimg in the pool, 88 deg but don't tell Matt, he will turn it down.

Stay Cool... Alicia

Friday, July 9, 2010

Gardens and celebrations

Here are a couple pictures of a gorgeous lily. Unless I miscounted, there are 104 blossoms on that one plant!!! There are many, many more gardens. Which brings me to the poll question that Alicia posted last much $$ do I spend on flowers. My husband, Neal, has also asked me that in the past. The is a secret!! Just like you don't ask people their age or how much they much I spend is a BIG secret. Actually, I don't even know. I go to the garden center so many times I don't even want to know. I will admit, I am a floweraholic.

That being said, two of our favorite guests, Dave and Marcia, are renewing their vows here on Sunday. Alicia is officiating (she is multi-talented). The weather does not sound great, but I am sure the party will be. We will post pictures.

Well, I must do confirmations...the phone has been busy this week. All for now, Sue

I am not sure who the 1 person is that thought Sue spent under $150 on flowers but they have obviously never stayed here. The answer is well over $500 but I am sworn to secrecy, so 50% of the people are correct. Just think that does not even include Perennials. All the best Alicia

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fun on the Fourth.

Just wanted to share a few pictures.

Bottom--The Bailey Island Kazoo Band playing at the Ice Cream Social.

Center---The kids having fun at Stovers Cove

Top --- Danny at Camille's 8th Birthday Party