Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fun in New England and Maine in the Summer

This recent article from USA Today reviewing Fun in New England helps to confirm many of the things I've enjoyed there, and helped to make my wish list of things to explore. The article is actually based on Yankee Magazine's top 300

My favorites that are mentioned include:
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour in Waterbury, VT
The Flume in Franconia Notch NH
A Ferry Ride in Casco Bay in Portland ME (the mail boat is the best)
Sunsets in Provincetown MA
Seafood at Woodman's in Essex MA

Spend a week, a month, the summer, or a lifetime - New England is full of fun!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Top Ten Picks: Movies filmed in Maine

Well with the Oscar buzz over here in CA, why not turn to one of the best places to set books and movies: Maine! I personally like to read novels by Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon, and an occasional Stephen King like The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

This fun list gives you a fun list of movies to watch before you visit. My favorites from this list is In the Bedroom. See the list at:Top Ten Picks: Movies filmed in Maine

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Science at Mussel Cove

I named our cottage "Mussel Cove" last spring in an effort to give it identity. The place sits on a cove (known as White's Cove on the nautical charts, but no one calls it this locally. I even ordered the book Murder at Mussel Cove, a new mystery, from Amazon figuring it will make a fun read for me and my guests. To keep a handle on online mentions of my place I have a Google Alert for "mussel cove" - basically Google sends me an email with links to anything that shows up with those words in it. Pretty simple compared to my old days in marketing when only the biggest companies could afford to keep track of the news through much slower, but similar industry alerts.

Low and behold, but this one appears in my inbox tonight: Purdue chemist 'mussels' in on secrets of natural adhesives. I just couldn't resist clicking through, because in a former life I was, well, a chemist, and clearly, I love the ocean and am fascinated by marine life (with better guidance in high school and college, I would have been a marine biologist or chemical oceanographer...but that's another blog).

If you're interested in the amazing potential of those pesky, and to many, delicious little guys hanging all over my dock and rocks do take a few minute to read article in the link - it is in language we can all understand.