Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Maine - Searsport Rug Hooking, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Mount Baddie

After a number of e-mails and phone calls we connected with a rug hooking place advertised in the Rug Hooking magazine and headed north for a road trip.
We were there just a few days before they planned on heading to Florida for the winter in this colourful rig.
It was an excellent source for rug hooking supplies; dyed wool in a multitude of colours,
lots of "off the bolt" choices,
colour plans already provided and
rugs of their design everywhere (mostly primitive style)
The proprietor's  mother designed the rugs and they both hooked while her husband made the hooks, frames and cutter stands. Heather and I supported the Maine economy! She advised us to check out the Penobscot Bridge Observatory on our way back.
We had crossed it on the way to the store and taken pictures of it last year but didn't realize that you could get to the top.

So for $5 each
we took the elevator to the top
to look at some wonderful views.
It was a beautiful clear day
and we could see about 50 miles in every direction.
Great for seeing the fall colours.
Even though we could feel a bit of a sway it didn't make us dizzy.

We stopped for lunch at Young's (we were there 2 years ago). Great lobster
and great views.
We did not indulge in the 2 lobster platter, but settled for lobster rolls and Judy had a vegetable platter (something they have added since the last time)
Next stop was Mount Baddie
for more magnificent views
Last time Heather and I hiked to the top of those cliffs and were above the turkey vultures.
A lovely, but long day. Back "home" to make supper and play cards. Our new expression for things not going well; "sitting on the wrong side of Judy" (She is the Skip-Bo queen).

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