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Friday, September 18, 2015

Pizza and Wanderings to Castine

     Wednesday night was pizza night, but as usual, it was not a typical pizza night.  First of all, one of the Boucher's wood fired grills will get hotter than 700 degrees.  The chunks of pizza dough would roll out to make an 8-10 inch pizza.  Participants brought their own ingredients and assembled their own pizza.  There was more than enough fixins, and there was a lot of mixing and matching going on.  How about a ground lamb and feta cheese pizza?  Jim made lobster pizza.  That grill only took three minutes or so to finish a pizza, so there wasn't much waiting.


     


     It wasn't exactly an assembly line, but everything got done in good spirits.


     The next day we convinced the Fares to join us again, this time for a trip to Castine, the home of the Maine Maritime Academy, another ubiquitous Maine lighthouse, and many lovely, harbor view homes.


     The attached lighthouse keeper's quarters are now a privately owned residence with a remarkable chunk of driftwood in the front yard.



     For lunch we sat outside at Dennett's Wharf.



     Long time readers will note that the sign has changed from "Free Range Lobster"  to "Organic Lobster".
     On the way home we made a small diversion in Bucksport.  43 years ago the newly married Fares went on their first camping trip in a tent with a seven month old baby.  Even though the campground has been closed for eight years we found it, AND the Fares met the daughter-in-law of the original owner.
     The last stop on the way home was  to take a picture of a "fixer-upper".


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