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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heatwaves and Hobbits

Last night for dinner we hit the local Japanese Resto/Sushi bar. The place was jumpin'. Awesome atmosphere and an amazing number of saketinis. Kevin tried the hot melon sake - tasted like paint thinner to me. Stuck to Sapporo despite the paleo diet. We ordered the Little Tokyo Yacht for 2 at the end of which I was still hungry so we ordered some avocado rolls. Finally full enough to leave - which was a good thing as the people standing in line to be seated were starting to give the diners the 'hairy eyeball' as Linda says.
This morning we headed out to Freeport - a town almost entirely composed of outlet shops. I was not impressed with supposed 'outlet' pricing and didn't spend a dime. We had packed a picnic lunch and headed out of town for Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Lovely picnic right on Casco Bay. Then we headed out for a hike/photo session.
We spotted this little burrowed hole under a tree and wondered what it was. I suggest a hobbit hole. Kevin scoffed. 
 But a short while later we came upon the incontrovertible proof..judge for yourself.
Honest to God, if these horrible things had been attached to legs other than my husband's I would have run like hell. Kevin found something to spend his money on in Freeport. What are these? Shoes? Socks? Shooks? Heaven forbid.
But there were nice things to see on the walk too. See below.

Thermometer on car exterior registered 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37 degrees celsius on the drive home. We stopped and picked up two 1 1/8 pound lobsters, cooked and cooled for $7.50 each. They will be slapped on the barbie in about 1 1/2 hours when the ribs are done slowcookin'. I don't think I ever want to go home. Anyone out there who wants to become a partner on a vacation property in Maine, you know how to reach me. Has to be waterfront though or fogeddaboudit.
Here's how Mainers do a little seafood snack shack in a parking lot.
And here's how they recycle their dories.