Sunday, March 31, 2013
It barely happened the snow has mostly gone but the earth is still frozen. The frog pond is still frozen and it looked like it will be a couple of weeks till we see the tulips for Mothers day if we are lucky.
The only flowers DH and I saw were Snow drops but no snow. There were some Alpine crocus looking very weak and the stems are still yellow.
We drove there and back after lunch. We did do a nice walk but it was disappointing to see no flowers. We chatted all the way and looked at various new areas that have been uprooted for something to be replaced. That is the beauty of this entire place. It was heavily wooded and now it has mostly decorative kinds of trees it is definitely a show place. No longer is it only a representation of Maine.
They are catering to the tourist and I fear that the prices for the dinners and the courses they give will soon be too expensive for most of the Mainers. That really saddens me. I am having a bit of a hard time pondering if DH and I can afford it much longer.
Sadly I think I will be asking about the price structures and raising the subject of the locals who may not be unable to afford the fees.
I need to question how the young parents can afford to take their children in there. I have to ask these things. I need to know it has to be accessible to everyone not just the wealthy tourists.
I hope to find that they have special considerations for those people. I am always promoting the place to everyone but I must learn more about the escalating prices.
We joined almost at the beginning and we had a family membership. Now it is limited to only grand kids our adult parents of those children we have to pay full price for.
DH and I had a nice walk and we went home to a nice dinner of Salmon and vegetables. I baked DH muffins and had a long phone call from one of our sons.
He is trying to plan to come to our 50th anniversary in August. We have a very small family here so our family reunion might happen. I really hope so.
I am trying not to get my hopes up too high.
Our August Anniversary is in prime time for hotels and Air fares so I am just beginning to look at what will be involved to make it happen.
We enjoyed our day, Pat in Maine.