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Rain, rain. . . Oh, for cryin’ out loud!

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If you live anywhere near the East Coast, you’ve spent the last forty days and forty nights listening to the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops hitting absolutely everything.

Those of us that live here in the harbor understand that, environmentally speaking, we live in a temperate rainforest, and like the Brits we are used to rain.

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.

So, when the weather is foul, how do we amuse ourselves?

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
Turkey Pond, 1944 by Andrew Wyeth (From the Farnsworth Museum site)

One of our favorite places is the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME. Not only is it one of two sites in the country to boast such a large number of Wyeth family art pieces, but the work spans the entire line; N.C., Andrew & Jamie. In fact, Susan and I met Jamie Wyeth there, and our daughter Leah met Andrew just before he died. Like their work, both men tried to make themselves accessible.

Well, OK you say. What if I don’t like art?

This is one of the coolest cars in the world.
A 1935 Stout Scarab (From the Owls Head Museum site)

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is another one of my personal favorites. It’s full-time exhibition consists of 28 aircraft, 50 cars, 9 motorcycles, 13 carriages, 14 bicycles and 25 engines. Now this doesn’t include temporary exhibits like “Horse Power”, a collection of 15 horse-drawn vehicles including a magnificently restored Gypsy wagon. Another exhibition is “A Century Ago: Transportation During The Wright Era”.

The entire facility is world-class, and the exhibits are stunning. But maybe this kind kind of transportation is not your cup of tea.

An old Maine Schooner Shipyard
A Shipyard in Maine: Percy & Small and the Great Schooners
(From the Maine Maritime Museum site)

And then there is the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. Located just 40 minutes south of Boothbay Harbor on Route 1 this is just another example of the exceptional museums in this state. The museum is comprised of ten acres of galleries and exhibits on 25 acres of scenic waterfront, with five original 19th century shipyard buildings. There is also the Wyoming, which is a life-size sculpture of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built. You’ll also find hands-on activities and river cruises, depending on the season.

You can visit all three of these very cool museums if you take advantage of our “Fill ‘er Up” Special. Book a Three-Night Reservation for Anytime During the Remainder of 2011 and We’ll Fill Up Both You AND Your Car!

Book a three-night reservation before June 30th, 2011 for anytime during the rest of of the year and you’ll receive a full tank of gas (worth up to $50.00 from “Good ‘n You”) and a $50.00 dinner gift card from McSeagulls!

You can choose any room. Any night. High or Low Season. Gourmet breakfasts are included each morning for both guests.

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