Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lobster tank and 'The way life should be'

First of all let me say I am totally blown away by the response to the previous post! After being gone for so long I never expected so many of you to comment. Thank you very much! 

Several of you guessed correctly as to where the landmark Lobster Tank is located. I loved what Rachel from Boston had to say when she commented:

Maine, Maine, wonderful Maine...How do you know you are on the way home? First you see the big green bridge in the distance, then you cross the Piscataqua & give a cheer at the border, and you say hello to Kittery Maine!

Then you go the long way through Portland just to wave to the home of B&M baked beans (and more importantly, B&M brown bread, with raisins, thank you)...and that's the point at which you call Grandma and tell her you'll be home for dinner in an hour! 

Surely Grandma loves it when her girl comes for dinner! Rachel, I hope one day I can get up to the B&M factory. I've always loved their brown bread in a can, though I'm not a big fan of the raisins ; ) 

Yes indeedee the 'Lobster tank' is located in Kittery, Maine, just after you go over the I-95 Piscataqua bridge (or as we tend to call it 'the Big Bridge'). And no, the tanks aren't filled with lobster. It's a propane business.  That would be some holding tank for lobster!!!!

I don't think I have many pictures of Kittery, Maine but here is one I took today from Prescott Park in Portsmouth, where my husband and I enjoyed lunch on this 85 degree day in March. I have a few other pictures I took recently posted on my other blog, The Sweetest Days. If you'd like to view them you may do so here.

Pretty cool shot of my husband and I on the dock looking down into the water. The sun was so bright it cast an awesome shadow.

Yup, that's me. 

Again, thank you all for your comments. I can't tell you how much I truly enjoyed reading them!

* Btw, The Way Life Should Be is Maine's slogan


Susan said...

Well my gosh....welcome back, Sharon. Have missed your lovely photos. So happy you decided to post again. Susan

Country Girl said...

Here you are ~ back on MNEL! And I love Maine's slogan.

Gone Country said...

Ahhh, thanks for the explanation and location. I was hoping lobsters weren't stored in those tanks!

Laura said...

What a pretty town, Sharon! I think your pictures would make any town look quaint and nice! I'd like to have lobster in one of those tanks, and butter in the other!

Rose West said...

What a pleasant surprise! So glad to see new posts on your blog :)

Riet said...

Welcome back Sharon, it certainly is a nice surprise to see your beautiful photo's again.

Pondside said...

Not sure if my comment registered, as blogger is being silly again. So....if the last comment was anonymous....well, it was I!

Pondside said...

Now I can see that the comment didn't go through - nuisance! What I said was that it's not Nova Scotia, but Maine is still pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

Well I've followed this blog for a long time and I follow The Sweetest Days. I do so because I love your pictures and I love New England. Also I love love love the brown bread in the can. We don't get it all the time - sometimes it's hard to find, but my gosh it brings me right back to my childhood. Thanks.

Rachel said...


As transplanted Mainers set adrift in Air Force life, it was always a challenge -- and a relief! -- to be able to find B&M Brown Bread In A Can every time we moved. Brown bread & baked beans with ketchup & a steamed hot dog is summer food and comfort food at its best, and it reminds me of being home in Maine for the summer.

My husband is from Pennsylvania and his comfort foods are sauerkraut, beet-pink pickled eggs, bacon dressing, and enormous corned beefs. He looks at me like I've got three heads when I go all mushy over baked beans & brown bread, but he'll just never understand. So I slice up the can, wrap individual servings, and freeze them to nosh at my leisure. Just this morning after my run I had a slice of brown bread (no raisins this time!) and some scrambled eggs! It was my reward for my first Couch-2-5k run!

The first time I drove by myself to Grandma's from college in Boston, I wasn't sure I was on the right path until I saw The Big Green Bridge up ahead and I knew Maine was just on the other side!

Sharon, I love the NEL blog & the pictures you post! Keep it up!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

When we cross the bridge we always say "Yay, the way life should be!" LOL!!!

Lisa said...

So nice to see you Sharon.
Lovely post and so happy you stopped by my blog. Made my day.

Kimmy Bingham said...

I *knew* it was along 95 on the southern edge of Maine. I live in Newburyport, and there's nothing I love better than where I live than than the fact that I'm 20 minutes from Maine.

Sheilagh said...

It is so good to see you back here again, I have missed your beautiful photo's.



Becky said...

It does my heart good to see your beautiful photos of a place I love so much! Thanks so much Sharon!

Mary said...

Yeahhh I got it right! lol!
I love the silhouettes on the water. Amazing! You are so pretty Sharon!