I’ve been a member or York Art Association in PA for many years, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the York ME version. They were busy hanging an exhibition, but took the time to give us a warm welcome and show us the facilities. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop in – it’s a beautiful town and lovely gallery.
From there it was on to LL Bean, the iconic retailer that started out in the basement of an apparel shop in 1911 and has morphed into a mammoth shopping extravaganza. They’ve taken branding to a new level, with LL Bean painted, stamped, and embroidered on almost everything in the store. Who knew that all this would emerge when a Maine hunter came home with cold, wet feet and decided to combine leather uppers with a rubber bottom boot to create the Maine Hunting Shoe®.
Tonight we christened our Maine trip with dinner at Stewman’s Lobster Pound in Bar Harbor, The town was packed with tourists, but the harbor was beautiful AND we had our first moose sighting!