So last night, we got lucky (in many ways). I just realized how that sounds, so get your mind out of the gutter. What I mean to say is that our check-ins arrived early; we had a full house; and we were able to sneak downtown for dinner out on a Saturday night.
We walked into Cafe Miranda to see Denise and Tom Perkins (former owners of LimeRock Inn) and longtime Penobscot Bay sailing enthusiasts. Kerry had the night off, but had stopped in for a minute, so we got to visit with him too. We sat outside under the canvas with the warmth of the fire. It was turning out to be a great night.
Kerry and his friend, Chris, joined us for a drink, then headed on their way. Karla, as always, took special care of us. And we struck up a conversation with the couple, Bob and Karen, sitting at the next table. Turns out they are vacationing on the midcoast from suburban Philly. Although their first time in the area, Karen had done a tremendous amount of research. So, they sounded like oldtimers.
Our entrees came; their appetizers, then entrees came; and the conversation just moved freely from topic to topic. It was just one of those relaxing, outdoor dinners that make Cafe Miranda special. Bob and Karen are great people and the evening reminded us why we left New Jersey for a truly better life in Maine. It was a night filled with old friends and “new” old friends. One of many in this special place called Rockland.