October 1, 2010

One of the best meals I have had.... Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company! Maine!

One of the best meals I have had: Enough to share with many friends......Like I told the owner Lucinda I am a little guy remember I cant eat that much.. not even
with you standing over me... I cant.... but I tried....... I really
tried....

Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company
...www.harraseeketlunchandlobster.com




More on Maine later..........

September 28, 2010

'Ground Zero' & The Sept 11th Photo Project by Brook Peters

The Sept 11th Photo Project... 10 years later..

I was contacted by Brook and his mother to contribute images for his film project.

Brook is a 13 year old boy and is about to finish his project- Documenting the schools that were shut down during 911 attacks in Manhattan. Brook who was at school during the attacks. Is busy working on finishing the film for the Tribeca Film Festival. He has been contacted by the NY Daily news and here is the article about him and his film...

Brook Peters, boy who grew up with 9/11 makes a film about 'Ground Zero'
students and teachers
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/09/26/2010-09-26_witness_to_horror_boy_who_grew_up_with_911_makes_a_film.html


All I could do is say yes....... and send him many images for him to choose to use........

Kudos to Michael Feldschuh from the 911 Photo Project who has been very supportive..........

September 27, 2010

Local Love- Local Life- Local is Maine.......

Local Love- Local Life-


As my assignment came to an end in Maine and I have returned to NY. I wanted to share the love and some of the culture and the life with you. But it is hard in just one post so there will be a few to come over the next few days....

Walking-seeing-touching through this part of my journey is the love of the people, the love that each person felt, the love that so many people expressed about their town or village, the love for their neighbor's, their love for life.... A salute to the clammers, to the farmers, to the lobster men, to the bartenders, to the doctors, to the cooks and to the worker bees that support each other and all the members of the communities that welcomed me in. Thanks for showing me what Maine life is like, I have shared a few fresh caught fresh cooked lobsters, a few home cooked woopies, a few home brewed beers, a few handful's of local strawberries and many times the smiles... the smiles while holding the door open for me when I was 15 feet away from the entrance because it is that type of place we are in! Happiness is bliss!

It is an amazing feeling to be made feel like I belong when I just arrived but it is probably the first time I was received and felt... Felt well you know like a local...





From the desk of Christina @ at the Inn on the harbor:)
Once you arrive you do not ever want to leave!



Seeing- touching- building..... ""Hi"" from Maine



It starts with a hello or ""Hey you"" then ends with let me show you.... circling around the coastal towns, by way of boat, pick up truck or by foot....... much too see and do in Maine!



This excursion ended I was looking for the best sunset shot I was lead to this point....................




Laughs come in all shapes and sizes, locations and kinship's formed on waters on land and the middle of a hiking path..........



Sidebar: Cliff notes: Praise: Shout outs:


A few shout outs lol:
Darlene @ Destinationstravelmagazine.com My talented editor who is a work alcoholic dedicated to getting it done and does not take no for an answer. Meals, rooms, entrance fees what ever you need just talk to my editor.... :) Thanks Darlene...........

Jason @ sundaydrive.net: the gas the drive the opportunity to get when we need to get! It is all about apping or mapping the world one state, one destination, one country at a time....

Kate @ sundrive.net The map the app the route... I can see for miles and miles and miles...but no matter how much I try my phone never works where the miles and your maps lead me... I will always come through for you even when I am unreachable.... I look forward to more miles more known and more unknown....Thank you...

The Inn on the Harbor: Christina, Vicky, the birthday girl, man I hate that I cant remember your names... but WOW The place the room, the view, the sounds that put me out and woke me up.. The karma of your place, of your friends, of all of you being you! I cant wait to I return...

LL Bean: Well a few key peeps.... Eric (mgr)- Jess (Cafe 1921)- Molly (the ring leader and chief answerer to the people! - teddy bear giant * really he was almost 7 feet tall a giant bear of a guy. When he was behind the counter I thought he was standing on a step or steps but when he walked around the counter to escort me to the hunting toys area I cracked my neck as I looked up and shook his hand....

Red's Eats - Wiscasset, ME
hmmm where do I begin...ok for starts Maine people and while over 100 people waited to order when I pull up I notice employees are handing out samples of their foods, behind the food guy was another employee handing out ice cold water.. I met Debbie big smile very happy very busy owner order taker head crowd pleaser or server where ever help is needed Debbie is there helping assisting.. I had the good fortune of sampling some of her specials....Images and stories later.. BUt WOW the lines the talk of the town the talk of the nation.. yes it is true...

Deb @ Winslow Memorial Park... Your keen understanding of human nature is unmatched your connection to others is paramount to allow you the ability to delve in to the spiritual world.. I am still blank for words.. But I am still thinking about what you said..

To the boys / girls cooks and tenders @ grittys I am still waiting to get pushed to the top of the list and get my own mug! my own seat like the 496 other members of the town's brewery. We will talk about it when I return!

Nancy and Jim The life of lifes... Nature-nurture and probably the best company and conversation that I have shared at a random table....
But I am sorry I did not get to stop @ Jordan's Restaurant for breakfast Next time I am in town..I am diving into their blueberry pancakes..

Frank @ Cap'n fish's

I like how you parked who do think you are... very funny I said the photographer who was supposed to be here 2 days ago but got lost driving in circles in town.....do you think you can find a spot other then in the middle of the street? I was told I was a local therefore I could stop and hold a conversation in the streets *** right Kristina lol.....
Thank you for offering me the whales and boat...


Ruth & Scott @ the Brewster House Bed & Breakfast: right smack in the center of everything.... maps and directions galore, fresh coffee a fantastic bed. Thanks for taking the time to answer my never ending questions...

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co.

Lucinda.... Lucinda...Lucinda... It was a sincere pleasure, truly an honor meeting you and for taking off your glasses lol... But again I am a little guy remember I cant eat that much.. not even with you standing over me... I cant.... but I tried....... I really tried...
I cant wait to try again...

Wicked woopies: no please just one no no twos okay three is well I can share them four is come on I only know 2 people in town here's 10 make some new friends and find home... Thank you... thank you.. I think I did....

Elena and Mark in Freeport:

I am still at a lose for words b/c of how you shared your meal your boat your life with me. The one time you both needed and spoke about escaping for a picnic alone at sunset because it is what soothes you and makes you happy...And then we met....I joined and I enjoyed..I was made to feel very, very comfortable and a happiness that came out for reasons known or unknown...You showed me what it is to be happy and content with your significant other....

September 26, 2010

Back to NY after Maine......

I found the ME in Maine! Cheers to you and wait till you see the results and here the stories........



Thanks to a few special people with out your help well.....it would have been? hmmmmm not Maine and I would have not become a local!