Took a little trip down to the Southern Maine coast last weekend. Just wanted to drop a quick note about it. First off, I’m just going to say that if you’ve never been to Ogunquit, check it out. There’s super cool stuff to do and see, and it’s kind of the beginning of Maine’s “charming” coastline. Now, as a Mainer, I generally ignore most small boutique shops. I don’t need any branded shot glasses or anything else that says Maine on it. Fortunately in Ogunquit, there’s no shortage of stuff to check out. My favorite thing was taking a stroll on Marginal Way. Marginal Way is a footpath that basically runs along the coast line. Okay, it’s actually more than a footpath, it’s actually a nature preserve, and man, is it ever beautiful. Not only can you learn about the wildlife in the area, but you can take a step backwards in time and take a look at some cool Maine history.
After a long walk, I decided it was time for some food. I had heard about many resorts in Maine where you can get great food, but one stuck out clearly in my mind. The Cliff House offers some seriously good food. The view is my favorite of ANYWHERE on Maine’s coastline, and I know that’s saying a lot. You can walk down to the rocks and explore. They also have a spa building if you’re in need of some pampering. They even have solar panels on their roof to make it a really impressive green hotel. Next time you’re in the area, be sure to visit the Cliff House to experience the best of the Ogunquit Maine hotels.
As you can tell from this photo, It was -2 degrees out this morning. The cold got me thinking about summer. I realize I get help from a lot of local Maine businesses, so I figured I’d spotlight some that have been there for me this past year.
As you may or may not be aware, Quimby occasionally likes to dig. I wouldn’t say he’s a digger, but he does enjoy a solid tear through some loose soil from time to time. He’s quite happy when the snow comes, he loves it, but nothing replaces his dirt experience. It’s a two step process – he starts by digging furiously, then proceeds to throw his body to the ground while simultaneously mashing his nose into the freshly excavated dirt. He will do this 3-4 times before getting sick of it, and because he’s so powerful, can move quite a bit of earth. That’s where the Fine folks at Skillins Greenhouses come in. Not only were they super helpful in getting me the right kind of soil for my yard, they also offered some fine advice when it came to lawn care. With a dog like Quimby, I realize I’m probably not going to curb him of this habit, so it was helpful to know how to plant grass seed properly. I highly recommend them for your yard care needs. They do a lot too! Cool to find a place you could get Maine wedding flowersAND Christmas trees! Props to them.