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After a good night's rest and a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausages, we headed to Bahaba (Bar Harbor). This is a very touristy, crowded town, especially since it was close to the 4th of July. Deborah had never had a lobster roll, well we went to this place called Cafe This Way and each had a lobster roll, at US$20 a shot, at these prices, we should have went the "other way". Can you say tourist trap!! We however, did have the best meal of our entire trip at an Italian restaurant ...
... for 6 weeks, with her daughter and son-in-law. We stood in the rain talking for half an hour, until she finally had to leave to meet a friend for dinner. With the crowds so bad in Bar Harbor during the dinner hour, she suggested we drive out to Southwest Harbor on the far eastern side of the island and have dinner at "Sips", which turned out to be a great suggestion. The food was excellent and we ended up having dinner with the musician that later was the ...
... that Maine is known for Lobster, and so well... We hadn't had lunch and passed a lot of lobster restaurants along the way, so the first stop, a couple of miles from our 'resort' was a restaurant where we had lobster. We could choose size, hard shell, or soft shell (hard of course) and away he went to an outside stove to be cooked in sea water. So here we are at 1PM in beautiful sun on a terras outside enjoying our first lobster. It was well worth it. What we also noticed is that the ...
... Chamber and below the dome is used for storage.
It's small as capitols go. It was restored fairly recently and looks pretty good. The gold dome, which was painted when the building was first built, was later gilded and must have been re-gilded as part of the restoration because it looks very good now. The flower beds in front of and the hillside behind the capitol ...
... why City Hall is such a recently built spot in comparison to most towns I visit is because the original and 130 other homes and buildings were destroyed in the Great Ellsworth Fire on May 7, 1933. Sadly the fires were the work of an arsonist named Norman Moore, a mentally unstable dishwasher, who ...
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