My best girlfriend Mary Jo (aka JoJo) came for a visit on Tuesday for three days; she came to “help” us with the Bed and Breakfast particularly to shape up the gardens. On our way to check out various nurseries and greenhouses, we popped into several antique stores along Route 1 between Belfast and Camden. Of all the antique emporiums, the Blue Dolphin has the best and most stuff. (If you are flummoxed by the need to acquire more stuff, please watch the skit by George Carlin entitled, “STUFF!”.) Steamers at the Lobster Pound, Lincolnville, followed. And since we were near the Cellardoor Winery, well, we just stopped in for a wine tasting which occurs each and every day! The hours raced by and we barely returned in time for a lovely cocktail party hosted by our neighbor. We intended to head over to Young’s Lobster Pound for two pound lobsters to take home — that did not happen and I will give you three guesses why … .
So what did we do the second day? We strolled through Belfast being self-guided by the tour Museum in the Streets — and, hey, our White House Inn is the seventh stop! This little town of 6,000 boasts 30 notable historical sites on the tour including the Opera House, civil war memorials, churches dating from the 1600s and its own history museum – all within beautiful vistas of the Belfast Bay and Passy River.
Okay, so you are wondering what happened to the garden work? We did stop to buy two potted plants from Holmes Greenery in Belfast but JoJo promised to return in August for another try!