Monday, October 17, 2011

Lubec, Maine

Ya know? It's easy to miss the gems in one's own backyard, but I have to say I had the best time in Lubec recently. This post is a nod to the small business owners who went above and beyond the call of duty to make my stay memorable.

First up, Sue and Dennis of the Peacock House. OMG! Words can't really describe the artistry these two people use to put their guests at ease. I call it "Peacock House magic." Thanks for the great conversations, relaxing atmosphere and yummy breakfasts.


Cohill's, too, provided friendly service and a hearty dinner just right for a rainy October evening: warm spinach artichoke dip with chips, tomato and feta soup, portobello mushroom sandwich with feta and balsamic vinegar (almost too pretty to eat), and ginger pumpkin pie for dessert. (Oh, and beer. Don't forget the beer. It is an Irish pub, afterall!).

Northern Tides is the go to spot in Lubec for hand crafted items: art, pottery, pysanky, madder root tea towels and napkins (had to slip that in), lotions, soaps, scarves and much more. Since Lubec is on the Canadian border, selections include some marvelous pieces from our neighbors to the north. Deb was sick with laryngitis and bronchitis when I stopped in, but I had a great chat with her husband, Jerry. Feel better Deb! 

If you enjoy quiet, slower paced get-aways, I'd definitely suggest you check Lubec out yourselves. This time of year, though, you might want to call ahead first, as many shops, B&B's, and restaurants will soon tuck in for the winter and won't be open again until spring.


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