Monday, June 22, 2009

Return to the 80's

Some may call it lame. Others may call it awesome. Chris and I just finished watching the entire first season of MacGyver. He is now our hero.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Visitors

Chris’ parents came to stay with us for the weekend. We had a ton of fun sightseeing and hanging out. We had a picnic lunch on this hike overlooking Sand Beach.

I carried Chris down the mountain when he got too tired.

We sat by the coast and watched the waves crash into the rocks.

And I finally received my park ranger license.

All in all, the weekend with our first visitors went well. Look how happy we made them! Do you want to be happy too? Just schedule an appointment to come visit St. Valentine’s Inn – we have openings in July and August!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Del Sol

We've been here for three weeks, so I figured I should probably put up some pictures of Del Sol. If you were to walk into Del Sol Bar Harbor today, you would see Chris with his brilliant smile waiting to greet you.

After a bright hello, I would give you a fantastic demonstration of our color-changing products.
Indoors, away from the sun, this fairy shirt has no color in its print (seen on the right). But while walking under the UV rays of the giant fireball in the sky, the fairy bursts into color (seen on the left). Of course, you would be so enthralled with the product that you would buy two t-shirts (and get a free tote bag), 3 nailpolishes (and get one free), a set of Sol Pearls for only $69, and probably some solar slime for the kids. Great deal!!

Here's Chris in action. He had no idea I took this picture, don't tell!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Islands and Beehives

We’ve now had lobster twice since we’ve been in Maine.  We just can’t stay away from the seafood. On Sunday we walked across a sand bar during low tide to get to Bar Island.

We walked along the coast of the tiny island looking for treasures, which consisted of rusted metal objects and broken lobster pots.  

Behind me in this picture is the main strip of Bar Harbor.

On our way back on the sand bar, Chris picked some mussels so we could have fresh seafood.  It sure beats paying $1.50 a pound!

Okay, so I know it’s really random, but a few days ago a man came into the store and we found out he’s a beehive keeper.  Who knew that was even a profession?  Anyways, he talked to Chris for an hour and gave him a crash course on traveling across the country with his bees pollinating people’s fields.  He’s been in Milbridge, Maine for the past month pollinating massive wild blueberry fields.  So naturally, we made the trip up to see Eric and his bees.

We toured the wild blueberry fields in his work truck for over an hour.  This entire field is covered in billions of tiny blueberries just recently pollinated.

And man, did we see bees.  Each of these stacked boxes holds a beehive and its queen.  Eric, with his thick South Carolina accent, talked a mile a minute about the beloved creatures.  Did you know that the male bee mates once with his queen and then dies? Yikes.