Happy Birthday USA

The gardens are still filled with lupine and most of our Spring chores have been accomplished…now comes the excitement of the summer holidays…bring on the iced drinks, the smoky bbq and lots of ice cream!

Next week we’re going to celebrate with food, friends and if the weather Gods smile…warm temperatures and sunshine! If you’re here on Tuesday we’ll be firing up our 1921 potato chip machine…if you don’t know about warm potato chips, you’ve missed one of life’s greatest treats. We’ll have sprinkles and dips to share but let’s make it more special: Bring your favorite homemade dip for everyone and get your chips for free!

Wednesday we’ll continue the Makers Guild of Maine sponsored Wednesday at the Shores program. It’s a picking party on the porch (bring your stringed instrument and we’ll have the song books ready to go), pack a picnic, learn more about harbor seals with the Maine Harbor Seal Project and learn to weave a rug with discarded t-shirts (in fact, if you have any old t-shirts or sweat shirts that you’re not wearing please bring them along for our project). We welcome anyone to set up a vending table of hand crafted, grown or produced wares at no charge.

Thursday starts early because we need to be lined up for the Searsport Parade by 10:30. We’ll decorate a float with the kids and add lots of music. Our little town celebrates the 4th just like you remember it…with Chicken BBQ, Firemen’s games and lots of smiling. That night there will be fireworks from Moseman Park…you can travel the mile to get there from the campground or simply catch them across the bay from our beach (oh yeah, we’ll light a bonfire so bring the marshmallows if you can still eat sugar after our free monster hot fudge sundaes).

Saturday we’ll start preparing for the Lobsterbake early in the afternoon…at the moment we’re dithering between Strawberry Shortcakes, Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream and Peach Cobbler for dessert…want to offer an opinion? This is the only thing that you need to plan ahead for…because we only cook for 50 people, make certain that you’ve reserved a ticket if you’d like to join in the fun. You can find more information here.

Steven and I and our incredible crew are looking forward the excitement of summer swinging into full gear. If you’re already coming, fantastic! If you’re thinking about coming, please give us a call because we’d love to have you join our little world for a celebration that brings us together with smiles and generosity across the picnic tables. Just pack your favorite pillow…everything else will be good!

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday USA

  1. Sure wish our health was better because we really really miss you and the campground! I had to have a second surgery yesterday and now waiting for results and Al is trying to get past the side effects of the treatments. I hope and pray we can make it there at some point ♥️ Carol and Al

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    1. You gather the strength and we’ll make it as easy as possible when you can visit…we missed you guys in May and I hate to think of a summer without your smiles and awesome energy! Warm hugs, Astrig

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  2. I love, love, ❤️ peach cobbler, but strawberry shortcake sounds good too.

    See you Monday! Janie (and Russ, and Thomas and Ethan)

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