A blustery day in Bar Harbor. Drizzle this morning outside as I ate my wild Maine blueberry pancakes at Two Cats (where there really are two cats who wander the dining area). Then to the Opera House for a mocha, a brief Internet session and some reading. Tomorrow the sun is supposed to return, but today’s weather is what I think of as typical for this time of year in this part of the country. Ponderous skies.
Probably the homeliest building in town is Reel Pizza Cinerama at the far end of Bar Harbor’s central park. It’s where I watched the 5:30 showing of Flash of Genius while eating a couple of slices of pizza. Here’s how it works at Cinerama: 1.) Buy a $6 ticket, 2.) Order and pay for pizza and take a number, 3.) Go find a sofa or a chair, 4.) Watch bingo board for number, 5.) Go get pizza when number lights up, 6.) Eat pizza while watching movie.
The pizza might be ready before the movie starts or it might not. If not, no problem. Just watch the board for your number. An hour later, the movie stops and the lights come up. Intermission. 5 minutes to stretch or chat or order another slice.
Today was a good day for indoor activities … coffee and reading, blogging and movie watching and resting. And print design, too. Tomorrow, I’ll head down to Bass Harbor to see the lighthouse.
Random reasons why Bar Harbor rules:
- A fog horn rattles the windows each night at 9. It’s like the voice of God.
- There’s a store downtown called the Hemporium.
- The harbor is well-defended by cannons.
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