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Monday, July 25, 2011

Beautiful South Bristol

Friday was our last full day in Brunswick. It was still over 100 degrees and we were too listless to do much. We even got into the hot tub as the water was cooler than the air! I discovered a Big Lots store in nearby Topsham and we managed to spend a few dollars. I found an electric, rectangular griddle for my encaustic painting. I found a Cricut cutter for my cake decorating and a great pair of Croc flip flops. 
Pete and Marty's Bistro was packed when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation. The Brunswick Players had a performance at 7pm and a whole bunch of people were just finishing up dinner to head out for the show. Reminded me a bit of Stratford, actually.
I read a great book on the history of cocktails by Christine Sismondo. In it one of the cocktails she mentions is a Sazerac. They had one on the menu and I tried it. It was interesting but not a do over. Too bitter. The gazpacho soup and Korean tacos, however were splendid. Imagine a soft taco shell, pulled shortribs, kimchi and some kind of sweet/sour Asian sauce. Yuummmmyyyy.
Saturday we packed up and hit the road again for South Bristol. We stopped at an arts show in Damariscotta and then headed over to Alice's place. She had a fantastic lobster dinner for us and we got to meet her next door neighbour and landlady. A lot of her artwork is displayed in the studio that Alice rents and it's lovely - the art and the studio.
Sunday we drove about an hour north to the Owl's Head Transportation Museum. It's in a disused airplane hanger and has a wonderful collection of old cars, fire engines, trucks and planes. Sadly there were no Oliver tractors and only about 5 tractors all together but we managed to take a few photos. Then back home to sit by the water's edge with a glass of wine to watch the sun set.


Today Kevin headed into South Bristol to take some harbour pics while Alice and I stayed home. Then Joy commandeered her little runabout boat and took us on a 2 hour cruise. Thankfully it wasn't a "3 hour cruise" or we could have been stranded on an island with The Professor and Mary Anne.