When people of all ages where you live are friendly, when the Maine real estate is low cost and easy to own, life is easier.Oh sure we work hard for the money we earn but there is a sense of connection, community.
Where others reach out to help and you do likewise. It's neat to live in Maine where everyone waves.
But if you pick up the travel channel, all too often the image of a state as big as Maine is one of just lobsters, lighthouses.
Add in a few harbor islands and that's our show this week.
Fade to black, get the travelogue in to the can, ready for two commercial breaks and the standard intro, outro.
Maybe it is all the average tourist sees when he only has a few days of his Vacationland trip to this end of New England.
Because it takes a little time, effort to travel further.
To see a Moose, stop at a local produce stand for tonights native corn, other fresh veggies.
Away from the bright lights and tourist trap higher prices. To meet the real people of your state, of Maine. When is you next Maine vacation? Once you take one, that will never be it. She grabs your heart in a good way, never lets go. Come for a day, stay a lifetime happens.
Give me a bean supper, a local church auction to raise money for a needy family struggling with medical debts or just logistics to get the local community member that is ill back on their feet.
Let's camp in the Maine woods on a trail not so well marked.Cooking breakfast on an open fire, enjoying that first cup of coffee as morning light appears.
And wildlife, the four legged neighbors wandering by to meet the new visitor, you and your camping party.
Put me at a small diner lunch counter for a plate of blueberry pancakes. Fix up a serving of seasonal fiddleheads or let me at steaming Maine baked potato loaded with the extras.
And conversation to go with the Maine meal.
Honest, local, real, genuine, not spun, sans drama, with no hidden agenda.
Simple lifestyle by choice, not simple people.
The fun in Maine is no cost, low cost. Pack a lunch, get ready for some outdoor four season scenery Hollywood could never recreate.
Watch our Maine community local videos. Follow our MeInMaine blog and see all the sights, sounds, topics that never made it in to the tourism brochure highlights. Or just study the Maine still photos to see if that gets a rise and if we need to check you for a pulse.
It is easy when you live in Maine to forget it is not this way every where.
Maybe the secret, out of the spotlight of the areas of Maine I serve are better without too much attention from the marketing guys and gals.
But when you are passionate about a place, you bust at the seams to spread the word.
Share what we in Maine are so blessed to have right in our backyard for scenery, natural settings and down to earth people. Maine, there is so much you learn about yourself when you are in the Pine Tree state.
Schedule some time, clear the calendar. Hold your calls.
When is you next visit, trip, trek, vacation in Maine?
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