Friday, August 31, 2007
Rockland Maine is a perfect little midcoast Maine town. When the kids are all back in school, it's time for those over 55 to enjoy the area - sans crowds. I love Rockland's harbor (reminds me of Gloucester). Click through to the article below for specific deals and specials for a Septemeber visit to Rockland Maine, home of the Maine Lobster Festival.American Chronicle: SENIORITY HAS ITS PRIVELEGES IN SEPTEMBER AT HISTORIC INNS OF ROCKLAND, MAINE: "S is for September, Savings and Savoring the Coast of Maine for 55+ Travelers. Rockland, ME - We’ve heard it over and over; today’s 55+ traveler is looking for active, “edutaining” getaways. Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine say if that’s what they want that’s what they’ll get in September, 2007 and 2008 when seniority ranks high in this Midcoast, Maine town. Throughout September, 55+ travelers will be treated to everything from museum admissions to a ride aboard a working lobster boat and guided lighthouse tours. To prove that 55+ travelers rank high Historic Inns of Rockland’s “Seniority Has Its Privileges” Package has been constructed with a 25-percent discount for September travelers."
When my husband opened up our cottage this spring he said to me "Howard took me to this new place on 127 and they have the best whoopie pies"...after a few visits there in July, I'd add they have the best Needhams too! I just read a comment on the Fodors message board about Georgetown and she sure got it right: "the best spot had to be sarah's dockside though. it's a hole in the wall on the water in the 5 islands area of georgetown. much easier to find now that its been taken over by a couple of local brothers who really know their stuff. The best lobster i ever had. they are down a dirt road and you sit at picnic tables. bring your own.....main sweets is excellent for home made whoopie pies and blueberry scones." to view the entire post of this visitor to Georgetown Maine got to: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=1
Sarah's Dockside is located where the old Lisa's Lobster (and Mama D's and Deena's) used to be, one cove south of ours. The brothers are Sarah's sons...their uncle is our friend and caretaker. Sarah is well known for her restaurant in Wiscasset, but the sons seemed to be on their own when we were there. Earlier in the summer the fishing was really bad, but boy did it taste good! The scallops, though not as plentiful as when it was Lisa's were the best I've had in years. Very delicate, perfectly fried, and just enough batter to compliment them. The peanut butter whoopie pie is something I might just be craving. The fried clams had huge bellies and were perfect. The location, pictured here...is just spectacular.
If you don't know what a whoopie pie is, you are missing out. It's a sandwich of two chocolate cookie/cakes filled with a vanilla cream and a classic Maine confection. You'll just have to travel to Georgetown to try the Needhams and get the confectioner's secret to the creamy texture - they are dark chocolates filled with a coconut cream.Email me and I'll give you a recipe for whoopie pies from a nice lady in MA - my mother in law.