Maine Vacation: Peru VT to Edgecomb ME
We got up at 4:45 am this morning, which isn’t surprising as we were in bed by 9:30 pm last night. I had hoped to see the sunrise. We had a good vantage point from which to see the sunrise, but it was raining. We did enjoy sitting outside on our covered balcony, though, while it rained.
The Lodge at Bromley provided a complimentary hot breakfast beginning at 7:00 am. We were disappointed with breakfast. We expected scrambled eggs, hot potatoes, a breakfast meat, waffles and a variety of pastries (donuts, muffins, etc.). I guess Best Western and other chain hotels have spoiled us. The Lodge at Bromley provided hard boiled eggs, miniature waffles because the amount of batter was insufficient, plain bagels, breads, yogurt, cereal, juices and hot beverages. You would think that the hot water would be hot at 7:00 am. It was lukewarm. I had to request hot water, which the staff quickly took care of. With the exception of breakfast, our stay at The Lodge at Bromley was good.
We checked out of the hotel and was on our way to Edgecomb ME at 7:40 am. As we did the prior day, we instructed the GPS to avoid highways.
Our first stop was in Springfield VT, where we went for a short walk. The highlight of our walk was seeing a waterfall.
Before reaching Springfield I read that the town had a waterfall and that it had been selected to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie, which, like the Simpsons TV show, is set in a town called Springfield. I saw a photograph of the Springfield Movie Theater taken on July 21, 2007. The photo showed the marquee displaying the premiere for The Simpsons Movie as well as a giant pink donut. During our walk I looked for a place resembling the photograph. I found the movie theater but no marquee. As we were walking back to our car, I stopped a policeman who was walking towards us. I asked the policeman about the marquee. I learned that the marquee and any other memorabilia from the premiere of The Simpsons Movie was on display in the Chamber of Commerce, which was closed when we passed by it.
Our second stop was at the Goode Shoppe Lollipop in New Hampton NH, where I purchased a lawn ornament.
Oh my! So much to choose from!
The lawn ornament, though, that prompted a stop here was a lawn ornament that I had spotted in someone’s yard a ways back — a yellow cat on a bicycle spinner.
Our third stop was for lunch at Subway in Moultonboro NH. We saw a baby bear run across the road, in front of us, less than a mile from Subway!
Our fourth stop was in Standish ME, at the Sebago Lake Overlook.
This is a fairly new overlook. In January 2018 the Standish Town Council voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with the Portland Water District to allow the overlook to be built on district property and maintained by the town.
The mountains seen beyond the lake are New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
We checked into Pioneer Motel in Edgecomb, ME at 3:30 pm. We will spend the next 7 nights here, while we explore MidCoast Maine. Pioneer Motel is a work in progress. There are three single story buildings of rooms, two buildings in the front and one building in the back. The two buildings in front have been turned into rental apartments. The building in the back is the motel. The owner is actively cleaning up the grounds and renovating motel rooms.
Three rooms were renovated this Spring. Our room has a new door, new windows, a patio door, new flooring, new furnishings and is newly painted throughout. It was tastefully decorated with a white, gray and black theme.
The owner said that he plans to create a screened-in porch for each of the room, with individual stairs leading to each room.
The owner said that he plans to place a bistro set (table and two chairs) on each deck.
At a cost of $350.00+tax for the week our room is a real bargain.
We left in search of dinner around 5:00 PM. We drove the short distance to the town of Damariscotta. We ate dinner at Schooner Landing Restaurant.
We sat outside, on the dock. Our view was the Damariscotta River. I had a classic fish fry; Bob had Cajun blackened fish. Schooner Landing Restaurant was a good choice for dinner.
We returned to Pioneer Motel at 6:00 pm, where we stayed for rest of the evening.
This blog post concludes Day 2 of our 10-day Maine vacation (June 28-July 7, 2019).
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