Friday, January 30, 2015

smitten at Smitty's


I have been preoccupied of everything about snow.  I have done so many winter activities and still I can’t get enough.  


 My favorite sistah, my travel buddy, driver and tour guide thought of bringing me to a place I surely liked. 


She drove me to Smitty's at Windham, ME.  It is a cinema house/restaurant.  



After buying tickets and upon entering the cinema, I was surprised to see a set up of tables with swivel chairs. It’s not the usual theaters I’ve been.  They have a full menu with a variety of choice to indulge in. Think about burgers , fries , steak tips and milkshakes.  



The food and drinks are all named after movies. Alcoholic beverages were also being served. 


I must say that it is hard to beat a movie and meal at Smitty's . Really well worth it.



I  had a blast and I  loved everything about this experience!


What did we watch?


Yeah, you’re right . . . it was the famous . . . “FROZEN”.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Before OLAF, there was FROSTY the Snowman . . .

It has always been my dream of building a snow man. 


I finally got my chance when my favorite sistah brought me to Cape Elizabeth, Maine . She brought me there so I can see the remarkable Portland Headlight. (will blog about it soon).  


While we were walking and admiring the marvelous view of the place, I noticed a family of four frolicking and building a snowman


I first asked my sistah if we could stay longer and wait until that family finished the snowman


I was thinking of having a photo with the snowman beside me. On the other hand, a much better thing happened. 


They waved at us. I instantly asked them if I can join and help them build the snowman. 


They welcomed me and in an instant, I had the time of my life.



Three balls of snow were rolled in different sizes, then stacked on top of one another from biggest to smallest. Minutes passed and we’re done. We decorated the packed snowman


And I ended up with another granted wish.

Ice Fishing in Maine



During the frigid winter months, some people think that it can be a bit boring because it’s freaking cold outside and lots of stores are closed down. But, if you have a very adventurous sistah like mine, you will think otherwise. 

 
  
 I enjoyed being out on a frozen lake during my stay in Maine. My brotha-in-law (Mike) loves ice fishing. Mike  had a fishing license and got all the equipments needed for it. It is a kind sports for him.  For my sistah and I, it’s kind of a little recreation. 



We headed to the lake at the Long Pond in Parsonsfield in Maine. Once there, Mike looked for a great location. We started putting up a tent onto the middle of the frozen lake. 

 

Mike said that what we found was a perfect fishing spot. He immediately drilled a large hole completely through the ice until the open water can be seen.  He widened the hole with ice chisel and set up a line. We sat around and gulped down some bottles of beer. 
 

My sistah prepared our lunch. We waited for the fish to bite. My patience wore thin so I asked Mike to show me around and we did snowmobiling. 


When we got back, my sistah just told us that she saw the flag on the tip-up which meant that a fish made an appearance and bit. We didn’t catch the fish. As a matter of fact, we didn’t catch any. 

 Before sundown, we packed up and left. It still was a great time. I enjoyed every minute of my stay at the frozen lake.















Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snowmobiling in Maine



My Maine adventure itinerary was prepared by my favorite sistah.  
As I expected, there were lots of winter activities that I will be experiencing for the first time.  


One place I looked forward to seeing was the LongPond, Parsonsfield, Maine  



I have seen pictures of my favorite sistah where she and her hubby went camping, did ice fishing and snowmobiling
I knew then that visiting that place will be a helluva good time.



When my  big brotha- in-law (Mike) learned that I will be visiting Maine, he made sure that a day camp at Long Pond will be part of my itinerary. He got everything ready. His snowmobile was properly licensed /registered



 



I’ve got the right outfit. The key is layering. I got a warm base layer, lightweight long underwear, then a bulkier layer for warmth, topped off by a waterproof ski jacket and pants.





I practiced riding and was so focused. I was slow at first and got fast then I bumped into a tree, the motor stopped, I started the engine again and continued riding and same things happened again and again. 





Before heading out to the lake, my brotha-in-law had me try the ride. Clueless was I, for I have never been snowmobiling before. He taught me some things I needed to learn. One thing I remembered was snowmobiles have brakes, and they came in quite handy.



My brotah-in-law was so patient in teaching me how to ride. He rode at my back, led me, let me do the straight and turns. My favorite sistah watched us with glee. Then I tried it alone.I managed to ride the snowmobile by myself but when I saw how beautiful and how spectacular the place was, I wanted to see more.  



I asked my brotha-in-law to just show me around. I let him drove and I positioned myself at the back. My favorite sistah lost sight of us.  We did the mountain trail. He got so fast and never hit the break. It was adrenaline rush to the highest level. I knew then that If my favorite sistah will find out how freakin' fast we were, she definitely will kill us both or kick our butts. 
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I asked my brotha-in-law to just show me around. I let him drove and I positioned myself at the back. My favorite sistah lost sight of us.  We did the mountain trail. He got so fast and never hit the break. It was adrenaline rush to the highest level. I knew then that If my favorite sistah will find out how freakin' fast we were, she definitely will kill us both or kick our butts. 
 

We reached the top and paused to appreciate the breathtaking view of the white mountain and the white lake. 



I felt privileged to have experienced 
this kind of thrill.

Mike is officially my 

most favorite brotha-in-law.


with achut: my favorite sistah