Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The 74th annual Bailey Island Tuna tournament starts this week. It is a fun week for the island. Many boats enter, and there is a kids tournament as well. The kids that enter all win a prize....be it a fishing pole, trophy, or the grand prize is an outboard motor. Hopefully, some tuna will be caught. Years ago, several would be caught each day. The past few years, there have only been a few. I will post some pictures on our Facebook page if they bring some in.
The picture above is of Hillary and Jeff. They have stayed with us for many years, and both recently retired (Jeff last year, Hillary this year). Early in their stay this year the rented bikes from the bike shop in Brunswick, and went on the bike trail in town. They had so much fun, they went back to the bike store and purchased the two bikes in the picture! They went on several rides while they were here, and plan to continue when they go home. Hillary and Jeff are absolutely wonderful people, and we love having them back each year!
We have many regular guests staying with us right now....our Log Cabin "family" keeps growing and growing. We are so fortunate to have such great guests. They make me smile each and every day.
The weather continues to be fabulous....sunny and crystal clear today. Good day for a cookout! So, I think that is what I will do when I leave here today! Hope all of you are enjoying your summer as well.
Til next time, Sue
Monday, July 16, 2012
I like to Celebrate Harpswell every day. This past weekend it was actually official. Over 33 places that are affiliated with the Harpswell Craft Guild opened their doors to celebration. How amazing to have over 33 different places to visit all in the same town. From eating ice cream to spinning a clay pot to kayaking, basket weaving,making a wreath,discover fine jewelry,paint and meet many local artists. This is the second year and with this weather I am sure it will be a success.
I sent Jon and Terrence off to see the 177ft three-mast wooden sailing ship Gazela Primeiro at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. It is a Barkentine Ship and was built in 1890. It is in Bath for the weekend and then making its way to Halifax, NS.
It was like old home week here at the Inn. A big group of return guests were here last week and this coming
week some making new friendships and some rekindling old ones. I bet we have over 200 room nights booked for July 2013 already. It couldn't have been a nicer week in Maine either, what a treat. Along with my usually weekly trip to Stovers Cove, Aimee the boys and I went to my second favorite beach, Hermit Island at Small Point, just past Popham Beach.
Thank You to all the amazing guests that share a piece of themselves and their family with us.
|Terrence on the Gazela Primeiro|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The State of Maine legalized the sale of fireworks this year for the first time, so many folks have purchased them and are setting them off as well. There are varying rules from town to town as to where, type and what time you are "suppose" to set them off. But, I can vouch for the fact that the rules are being broken! So, everywhere you look after dark, there is a show.
The weather has also cooperated for the festivities. It has been hot and sunny for most of the week. It did rain on the 4th itself, so Portlands show was put off til the 5th. There is a bit of rain today, but it is suppose to clear.
So, all in all, it has been a nice 4th of July week......full house, great guests, good fireworks, nice weather......and of course, our gardens are full of color as well! We have much to be thankful for!
Hope you are all well! Sue
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The other item early this year is the Strawberry Picking. Matt and Aimee went picking this week and we have some mighty fine strawberries at the Inn along with my biscuits. I went picking also but I ate what we picked. Which brings me to my next topic. The yearly Bailey Island Ice Cream Social held at Library Hall on the 4th of July. The brownie's with strawberry's and assorted toppings are an Island Tradition. Not only all that but where else could you watch the Volunteer Kazoo Band marching down Rt 24 to the Hall.
Here it is July 1st and the start of all our Regular Customers. All the same people back for all the same rooms they love for all the same days. They all know each other, like one Big Happy Family. We also had a wonderful June...pretty sure the best to date. We already have our largest room the Harpswell booked for all but 4 days in September 2013!!
Just want to give a little thought to all our friends in Colorado Springs dealing with the Fires and in the Washington DC and Maryland area dealing with the recent storms. This has hit close as I have sister in laws in both areas. Everyone have a safe and healthy 4th of July week.