Archive for June, 2011

Rockland Farmer’s Market!!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

As innkeepers, it is very difficult for us to leave the inn before noon as we are busy finishing up breakfast, cleaning rooms and assisting our guests.  The Rockland Farmer’s Market takes place every Thursday through the summer down at Harbor Park and sadly to say, today was our first opportunity to experience this gem in our town!

There are 20 some odd purveryors which include many local farms.  You can find everything from meats to cheeses, to jams, loads of fresh veggies, even soaps and ice cream.

For us, this trip also included lunch at the Uproot Pie Company which is a mobile wood fired brick over pizza outfit.  Our personal pizzas were to die for!!

We picked up a bunch of verggies for dinner tonight.  Can’t wait to try them out.

If your in town on a Thursday morning, this is a must see stop.  you won’t regret it!! Of course the location ain’t too shabby either!!!

Our story is featured in the Lanier B&B newsletter!

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Our story of how we came to be innkeepers was just featured in Lanier B&B’s newsletter.  Check it out here.

This is the same site that recently honored us with an international award for Best Location for Walking to Downtown Shops & Restaurants.  Pretty sweet!!!

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and headed down to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.  If you’ve never been, it is definitely worth a visit and makes a wonderful daytrip from the inn.  The gardens are comprised of 128 acres with 3,600 feet of tidal shore frontage in Boothbay.  They opened their doors in 2007 although planning, plantings and building had begun 16 years earlier!

Garden of the Five Senses

The gardens are comprised of several different sections with the two newest being The Garden of the Five Senses (above) and The Children’s Garden.  The entire property is really quite magnificent.

My goal this year was to get to the gardens to see the rhododendrons in bloom.  While I was a bit late in the season, there were still many varieties in bloom.

Rhododendron garden

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