We get asked a lot why someone would visit during Maine’s Mud Season – that season between the pristine snows of winter and the blooming of spring. Yes, we are pretty muddy right now. The snow that is left is brown and black, piled up in parking lots and yards. There is very little green to be found although a few flowers are pushing through in those warmer, sunny spots in the yard. Basically, it is brown, dirty, cold and rainy – welcome to Maine’s Mud Season.
So why then were we so busy with guests this past week? They come for all different reasons and this past week is a good example. We welcomed a lovely couple from Connecticut here to visit their new grand-baby – the first granddaughter in the family. They were excited to meet her and shared her lovely picture with us. All are in agreement there is going to be some spoiling happening. Next we got a visit from one of our returning guest. She has been coming from Downeast Maine about once a month to visit her daughter and help out with her grandson. It is always wonderful to see our guests come back. Another visitor from Connecticut was here later in the week to take part in one of Halcyon Yarn’s great classes. If you are into any of the fiber arts you need to check this place out. Amy, who doesn’t knit or anything, loves going into that store just to soak up the textures and colors. The guest loved the class and even showed us the beautiful dye colors they were learning to use. Saturday afternoon brought the arrival of a friendly father/daughter duo, both from Maine, on an overnight getaway to catch up, enjoy a scrumptious dinner at Solo Bistro and spend some time together. So much fun talking to them about the house and travels they have taken. Also over the weekend, we welcomed back a young couple from North Carolina here to close on their new house in the area. They were here in January for job interviews and we hooked them up with Armentrout Select Realty of Maine. Now they are our new neighbors!
A busy week, lots of new and old friends and lots of reasons for visiting even in the height of Mud Season.