Not to change the subject but: Isn't Maine a strange State. Does any news ever come of that State? If so I don't ever hear any.I hear news from all the other states but never anything from Maine. I was told that the people there are very clanish. If someone moves to Maine from another State that they are never really accepted. Do the people born in Maine live their whole life there? I took a vacation to Maine once and the people seemed normal but I was only in the tourist areas. Camden really seemed like a nice place. I have never known anyone who lived in Maine. I have lived in FL for 12 years and have met people from every state east of the Miss. except Maine. I see more cars with Alaska license plates and I do Maine. Don't those people ever go on vacation, and, if so where do they go? I think that at sometime every State in the U.S. has been mentioned on this MB except Maine.
physalia<I have lived in FL for 12 years and have met people from every state east of the Miss. except Maine. I see more cars with Alaska license plates and I do Maine.
Lots of Mainers in FL. Most probably have FL plates because either they rent their "cah" or they have taken FL residence. They would do that because FL state taxes altogether would be about 1/2 of Maine's. And if they bought a place in FL, they would live in it 1/2 the year anyway, because Maine Weather is so bad. Summer here lasts two days, if the fog lifts so ya can see it. And when it aint winter its mud season.
There is a lot of news in Maine, most of it bad, like about tax increases or snowstorms.
I've seen Mainers every time I've left here to go anywhere. Lots in Anguilla, Nevis, St. Barts, St. Martin in the winter. Even in Cuba.
Where do we go for vacation? Anywhere but here. : )
Pilar, it's good to see a bastion of sensibility here, but I know very well you're purposely downplaying Maine. You have much in common with many of the learned posters on this board. I am merely tolerated, but you would add something here. John
No wonder I haven't met anyone from Maine as I have never been to any of those places you mentioned. So, people who live in Maine are called Mainers. Well, I didn't know that. I did have a girl in class named Pilar. And talk about class, well she had it.
"Does any news ever come of that State?"
- Rarely, and that's probably a good thing, given the things that make the news.
"I was told that the people there are very clanish."
- I had that concern when I moved to Maine, but I haven't seen any evidence of it. The population is only 1.3 million in a state three times bigger than Massachusetts, so I'm sure there are places with small-town behaviors, but mostly people are very civil.
"Don't those people ever go on vacation, and, if so where do they go?"
- Those who aren't employed in the tourism industry do go on vacation, but as I said, there aren't many of us, and it's a big planet. There are lots of recreational opportunities close to home, too, such as Camden. An economist told me that "If the United States had been settled from West to East, Maine would be a National Park."
I recommend that we increase the interstate travel between Florida and Maine - you can come up here during the summer hurricanes, and I'll come down there during the winter snowstorms!
Have you ever seen a boat, about 85', named "Blue Guitar" in Camden? We used to see it a lot, and friends of mine see it in Camden every summer. Rumor has it it belongs to Eric Clapton.
My husband the Brit and all his mates down here use the word "reckon" in conversation all the time. It still sounds strange to my Yankee ears.
You are absolutely correct. I spent many a weekend in Maine while living in Connecticut. I was homesick for the water/canoeing/fishing and Maine is a wonderful state. But shhhhuuuuuushhh if I were you I'd be quiet. Don't want the people up there who don't understand the fun of fishing, canoeing, backpacking, swimming, etc..And....I DID NOT spend one night in Bar Harbor ugh.