I over slept a little bit today and am about 40 minutes behind schedule, so today's blog will be necessarily brief.
I spent my Saturday working with Todd to level 6 tent pads and a fire ring in Group 210. The land in this section, like others, is not very level so Todd has created tent pads which are level by building large (10' x 20') wooden boxes and then filing them with very fine gravel. The gravel must be leveled, and then packed so that it is a relatively smooth sleeping surface......smooth being a relative term when it comes to gravel. That was pretty much my entire day......shoveling, raking, smoothing, packing and watering. We finished the 6th pad just before 4 pm and I was whipped. Normally I would have worked to 5 pm, but my sister and her family were going to drive over from their hotel in Bar Harbor to have cocktails and dinner with us and they were arriving at 5 pm, so I called it a day at 4 pm.
They wanted to go to dinner at the locally famous Thurston's Lobster Pound, where we have eaten twice previously. I was more ready for a long nap than I was for going out for dinner, but by 5 pm I was ready. Hilary, Bob and Stephanie arrived just slightly after 5 pm with a couple of bottles of wine, and a bottle of Jameson (blended Scotch whiskey). The girls had wine, and Bob and I had some Jameson on the rocks. Around 6 pm we headed for Thurston's Lobster Pound over in the lovely seaside Village of Bernard.
It had begun to rain around 5:30 pm, and by the time we reached Thurston's it was coming down pretty steadily. Bob dropped us off at the door while he went in search of a parking spot. By the time we snagged a table Bob had arrived and we got in line to order our food. Bob and I decided to order live lobster's and have them boiled while the ladies ordered menu items............