We kilt that deah and et the whole thing!

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End Aug 15, 2013

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Wassamki Springs Campground Scarborough
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Maine
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hello Fellow Travelers, Maine storyteller John McDonald celebrates his state's unique brand of American English in the hysterical book 'The Maine Dictionary.' Local artist Peter Wallace illustrates words that often leave non-Mainers scratching their heads. 'The book is very anecdotal,' said Wallace, 'there are a lot of funny stories but it's more than just a book about Maine words and their definitions, it's about Maine culture and tall tales that get thrown around.' See some of our favorite selections from the book .

I have arrived in another country called Maine, where they talk funny. Ayuh: When you hear "Aloha" you right off think of Hawaii. When you hear "Shalom" you think of Israel. When you hear a crude, vulgar expletive you look around for a Massachusetts drivah. In the same way when you hear "ayuh" you think of Down East. Although many tourists have tried, none has succeeded in pronouncing the word correctly. If you heah the word "ayah" pronounced awkwardly here in Maine, chances ah there'll be a camera-totin', Bahmudah shawts-wearin', NewYawkTimes-readin outah statah in Berkinstocks and sun glahsses in the vacin-ty.
See what I mean?  Well, Maine-iacs are warm hearted, tend to observe outah statahs, and have a strong work ethic.  Beautiful country, Maine,  as we are happy to be here and the weather has been perfect!  A little on the cool side, 55 at night and mid 70's during the day.  Floridians, eat your heart out!

Two years ago we rv'd to Alaska with a tour group and made fast friends with Bill & Gale, and Al & Carolyn.  As luck would have it, we were able to re-connect with them and eat some scrumptious lobster at the premier lobster restaurant in Scarborough, ME.  While our lobster "cracking" were somewhat lacking, patient friends gave us some lobster 101 and it worked out wonderful.  Thank goodness for lobster bibbs!

You can't come to Maine without going to Freeport the home of outlet stores as well as L.L.Bean.  Wow, What an operation.  We shopped the retail store and picked up some treasures we couldn't live without.  Yes, I got my cap!  Teddi discovered another tourist bonanza and had to go by and get a picture.  Lenny, a life-size chocolate covered moose.  The next time I order chocolate moose, I am going to request them to hold the antlers. 

The best adventures are ones that we just happen upon.  Some of the pictures are spontaneous jaw dropping descriptions.  Like the giant wooden indian.  We hope you enjoy. 

Okay, we are off to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  Stay tuned and thank you for all your kind comments!

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Jean on

UMMMMM, I bet that lobster was yummy. Was the bear with the moose chocolate also?

Steve on

You all are having too much fun!
Just think Bar Harbor and more lobsters!!!!

ray on

Go to bubble pond in the early morning and renew your romance.

maureen on

Hi all, Maine as usual looks great. Looking forward to pictures from Acadia National Park, my favorite place. Looks like a lot of eating is happening on this trip!!!!!

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