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An August 2004 trip to Maine by captain kait

Quote: working at summer camp still gave me the chance to see a bit of Maine

Bread Box Cafe

Restaurant | "The Bread Box Cafe"

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Waterville, for being such a small town, actually has a good selection of more upscale shopping and dining establishments. The Bread Box is cute but also fancy, with a great atmosphere. The night we went, it was clean and comfortable after the warm, muggy weather outside, if somewhat crowded. The tables are close together (the restaurant itself is fairly small), but it was still quiet and relaxed when we arrived. The menu offered plenty of variety - from Maine seafood dishes to vegetarian pasta to fancy desserts. I ordered an appetizer of melted brie and brown sugar, served with delicious warm bread and fresh fruit, which would have been enough of a meal by itself. I also had a salad wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2005

Bread Box Cafe
137 Main Street
Waterville, Maine 04901
(207) 873-4090

MC Perkins Cove

Restaurant

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Apparently, MC Perkins Cove just opened earlier this summer. Perhaps that would explain some of the reason for the excellent service and immaculate setting. Although we arrived after dark, the nearby ocean waves crashing against the rocky coastline made an exotic first impression for the Perkins Cove area (a secluded part of Ogunquit right on the water). The restaurant itself combined fun and whimsy with elegance. For example, the glasses were curved at a slant and we got a great kick out of choosing the most efficient way to drink. Choices of sides were labeled "Evil Carbos" and "Vicious Vegetables". That menu, offered up on a wooden board, provided many seafood options, including an oyster bar, as w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 21, 2005

MC Perkins Cove
111 Perkins Cove Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-6263

Bangor State Fair

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

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For most of the summer, picturesque Bangor is another pit stop on the Maine vacationer's checklist, usually on the way to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But, for a couple weeks at the beginning of August, it is also home to the Bangor State Fair, a smallish affair, but certainly true to the state fair ideal. I visited with two British friends, and it was a fun foray into real American culture. There were plenty of funnel cakes, corn dogs, lemonade, and all things fried. Rides included old favorites for both kids and adults, as well as a particularly fabulous new contraption resembling the swinging motion of the classic "Pirate Ship" ride, but while also spinning in a circle. If rides are yo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Bangor State Fair
100 Dutton Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 947-5555

Maine State Music Theatre

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Attraction

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Maine is not the first place you would necessarily expect to find high-quality, professional theatre, especially outside the few decently sized cities (Portland, Bangor, and Augusta), but Maine State Music Theatre provides quality theatre productions in the summer months to Maine residents and summer visitors alike. It's located in the picturesque town of Brunswick, just a 10-minute drive from the outlet shopping paradise in Freeport. Brunswick is home to Bowdoin College, whose theatre is shared between the summer stock theatre and the college. This company draws professional performers, directors, and staff to Maine to produce four musicals during the 3-month season. This summer I was able t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Maine State Music Theatre
22 Elm St.
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 725-8760