Just back from a first-ever trip to the coast of Maine. What an amazing place.
Couple of tips for the uninitiated. You’ll encounter lots of puns on the name “Maine”: Maine-ly Antiques, Maine Drag, The Maine Attraction. Avoid these at all costs. Also, an easy clue as to how greedily a place wants your tourist dollars is to note the amount of signage and text that spell things according to the Maine accent. If you see more than one reference to “lobstah, chowdah, and beeya” leave. Immediately. Lastly, if you hate the Red Sox do not visit Maine.
To boil down what Maine thinks it has to offer I present you with the following list:
- the way life should be
- a carbonated beverage called Moxie
- puns on the state name
But it is really so much more than that. Have a look.