2. The drive to and from northern Maine was outstanding. The hike was nirvana. As Tom Stronach knows, I lost a show while hiking in a peat bog – sucked the shoe right off my foot – but miracle of miracles, the peat bog spit it out and I was able to complete the hike with two, albeit, one, soggy shoe. Experienced my first noreaster which I thought might wash away the entire town of Machias. Saw bald eagles but no moose and no bear.
3. Ate quite possibly the best, most decadent, fast food of my life, a real true lobster roll from Red’s Eats, right off the highway in Wisscasset. My daughter and I drove from there to Penny’s house swimming in a major out of body food high and yet we still had room for a visit to Chef Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger, where thanks to our friend Chef John Malik, author of Doughnuts for Amy, we met Chef Tsai and took photos with him! All I can remember is that the food was to die for… just like when I ate at the French Laundry, it’s going to take some time to remember exactly what I ate. And no, that’s not cleavage. Stop staring down my shirt. I don’t have cleavage – the magic of a push up bra!
4. So my daughter flew home this morning. My son is fine in Machias – had to see for myself – many thanks, Stephen King, and I miss my dog and my hubby and he knows it’s in that order. Tomorrow Penny and I get to head off to the New England Writer’s Conference. Fun!
5. Oh yeah… TSA lost part of my computer charger so I am using Penny’s computer. She’s a love. See you! Julia