Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Walking and Hiking Opportunities

I am just about as sick of the rain as I am listening to people complain about the rain. I do wish I could look out and watch people swimming in the pool instead of looking at the cover on it.

One of things that I like to suggest for our Room Guests to do is take advantage of the many Hiking Trails in Harpswell. The Cliff Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail that crosses the highest point in Harpswell. For many the highlight of this trail is the two "fairy house" zones and the view from the 150ft cliff overlooking Long Reach.This property can be accessed behind the Town Hall. Another favorite is the Giant Stairs on Bailey Island. This is a 1/4 mile shore walk with spectacular views of the Atlanic Ocean. The Giant Stairs are formed by erosion of an intrusive volcanic dike. If you still have some ambition left there is the Long Reach Preserve, Thalheimer Farm, Austin Cary Lot, and Mitchell Field which is a 116 acre property with rocky beach access by foot.

Congratulations to Barry and Mary Alice O'Niel in the photo above celebrating their 53rd Anniversary at the Log Cabin.

On my way into the Kitchen to make some Mango Sherbert.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ice Cream

What an awesome day on Bailey Island. The pool is open, the sun shining and the lobster men hard at it. After several months of Matt bugging me, today I am finally making Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream. We have some Very Large Rhubarb patches on the property and it is a shame to let them go by. I even have some Room Guests that live locally that I have to call because they wanted to come back when I have made the Ice Cream. I think I should have Matt at least try it before I call them. I also just finished making a Blueberry Pie that a guest requested to go along with his 3.2lb Lobster for tonight.

In the Garden the Iris' and the Poppy's are so colorful it is like a painting as I sit and look out the window. The Magnolia blosssoms are just about gone, the Lilly's are on their way and I am anxiously awaiting the Dahlia's. I also picked the first lettuce of the season from the Garden what a treat the guests got. Today Sue is planting zucchini. This must be a sign of Summer, along with the kids finishing up school. Back to the Kitchen.. Alicia
P.S. Happy 31st Anniversary Sue and Neal

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunsets on Bailey Island, Maine

Here are a few sunset pictures from the past.....we are in a rainy spell right now, so I thought these may brighten the day!

The gardens are quite spectacular at the moment....they are enjoying the moisture.

Hope all is well with all of you! Sue

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maine State Music Theatre

I started this blog 4 days ago but the power went out twice while I was doing it and I had to run around starting and stopping the generator plus cooking and training Emily at the same time. Now I am finally ready to finish.

I guess the joke was on me. Since I did hack into the blog Sue decided I should be in charge of it, so here I go..

Today is the Opening of the Maine State Music Theatre at Bowdoin College. Sue and I had Season Tickets to this at one time and it is such a great performance. Now with the Inn and a young child I usually go to at least one Show. The guests just love this as something local and entertaining to do. You can go to either a matinee or evening performance. They open today with Light in the Piazza followed by Crazy for You, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Drowsy Chaperone and 3 Childrens Performances. I highly recommend attending.

Today is also the opening day of our Swimming Pool. Heated and 82 deg ready for the Summer Crowd. We felt bad and had to turn the heat on when our poor guest Barbara was swimming in the pool at 63 deg. We had another full house this weekend. The gardens have taken shape as Sue is complaining like crazy about her aching back from planting. Don't forget to check the webcam as it is a Beautiful Day on Bailey Island.