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What’s the best way to celebrate the summer on the Maine coast? With butter dripping down your chin and wood smoke drifting through the air as the seafood steams in its bed of freshly harvested seaweed. Add a layer of scent coming from the homemade bread hot out of the oven and brought directly to your table. Oh, and don’t forget the boiled Maine corn on the cob and roasted onions that… Read More

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April is a rough month for us because we’re rested and feeling cabin fever deep in our bones…we want to be outside taking care of projects but because it’s still pretty cold out AND we have plenty of indoor work still left to do, we start behaving like caged cats. In my world, self discipline starts with list making…so this is what we accomplished this week: Fiber College Registration has launched…if you… Read More

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December always seems to be a blur because of holiday decorations, parties and the inevitable bumpy shifting of gears from closing the campground to being closed. By the second week of January we’re rested, filled with happy memories and fueled to begin planning for the summer season to come…impatiently caught between enjoying our icy imprisonment (the road into the campground thawed from its slick icy state just last night) and projecting our thoughts towards… Read More

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Today feels more like a photo day than an essay…here’s what’s been going on in Searsport since last Thursday. We’re getting the Spring itch around here but the only green evidence we’re finding comes from the branches of Forsythia we’re forcing in the kitchen and a few timid sprouts from Steve’s early starts for the garden…

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I’ve been looking for a postcard image since I made coffee two hours ago and still no luck…but as I slog through the pictures, I spend most of my time smiling because of the memories they bring back. Because it’s reservation season and we seem to have more “new” guests than we’ve ever had, I thought you might like to see some pictures that show specific campsites. These are photos that we’ve… Read More

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Ken came back this summer and found his way to the Searsport Museum…Here’s his letter to you… It almost seems like New England created the idea of the maritime museum.  The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is among the best with its diverse collection of exhibits, educational offerings and hands-on activities for both adults and children.  The museum is a campus of thirteen historic buildings all in their original location on Church… Read More

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Thanks Brian for these great photos!

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Oh the fun we’ll have! Friday night we’ll celebrate the weekend here at the Shores with complimentary hot fudge sundaes and a DJ dance for all ages. If you’re a rowboat enthusiast, head down to the Hamilton Wharf in Searsport before 8 AM and sign up for the row boat races. Here at the campground  we’ll decorate the float Saturday morning and everyone’s bicycles  in Red White at Blue.  At 10:15 we’ll… Read More

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Adding photos to the blog posting can be an exercise in creative frustration…mostly ’cause I just don’t know how to make things better…Fred (and Dad) wanted bigger pictures from the 7AM walk…so here are a few larger ones from the mosaic… OK…I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many photos so I’ll add some more soon…in the meantime, remember to dance in the rain and jump in the puddles!

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