BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterville Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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It's been a very long, very cold, very snowy winter, the second snowiest winter on record for this part of the world. Our area has received almost three times the expected average amount of snow for the total winter! And I survived staying home for all these frozen months. This was a huge accomplishment for me, one I haven't done in years, but that hadn't been my plan; I had intended to go volunteer in Bali, or Sri Lanka, or India, or to teach a ...
... days . . . at Calais, Maine. It is a real small crossing, but it was quite busy. It took almost a half hour to cross. We haven't made a lot of stops to see things and take pictures; we have been more focused on making road time. But, before we crossed we saw a sign for a stop at a blueberry farm. I asked Carol if she wanted to stop . . . and she did. I said that I didn't see the Exit #. But, she did!! Exit 52 in ...
... with the throngs of people leaving, all crammed into packed buses and subways, continuing the singing (but not much dancing because there wasn't enough room in those enclosed vehicles), all the way home. What a night!
Other years we stayed in Maine for the 4th, watching disappointingly unartistic and short fireworks in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Newport, Bethel, and in other small cities and towns. In Rumford, touted that year ...
... finally the frog escaped and jumped away from the less than brilliant snake.
So many wildlife adventures, living in northern Maine! I even thought I saw a lynx once, deep in the woods a few miles from our house. But my delight and expectation right now is in hearing the spring peepers' chorus again tonight. I only wish it were warm enough to open the windows so I could hear them better.
... The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution and the reason they are there is to have these God-given rights written down and protected from our own government ever taking them away from us in the future like Britain tried to do. So, pretty important battle in my mind. And who was the hero of this battle you wonder........... Benedict Arnold. Another story for another day. ...