Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oh the Places You'll Go!

It was the annual Clean-up at our favorite campground, Searsport Shores, this past weekend and we couldn't wait to get the t@b on the road again! In exchange for helping out on Saturday morning, you get to camp right on the edge of Penobscot Bay, eat homemade food all weekend, and be with great people. What could be better? And did I mention it's all free? Astrig and Steve, who run the campground, have developed a loyal following of friends who join them for this weekend every year and we're happy to count ourselves among them. It's a beautiful spot.

On Saturday morning, Astrig makes homemade donuts for all of us in a big kettle outdoors on the deck. Delicious!

Then Steve gets us organized..or tries! Everyone chooses a job from the big whiteboard to help with on Saturday morning. In his "other life", Steve is a middle school teacher so keeping a bunch of middle-aged campers in line is right up his alley:-)

Hank and "the guys" built two decks overlooking the bay...one on site 14 and the other on site 15.

Homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate for a mid-morning snack!

Not many people wanted to organize the green shed but it was my dream job...did some one ask me to organize something???

One of the "jobs" was painting an old out house on the property (yes, there is a nice modern bath house as well). Since creativity is honored at Searsport Shores. two of the ladies decided to decorate the outhouse with a little play on words from Dr. Suess.

Astrig loves to spin, knit and do fiber crafts so of course there are goats at Searsport Shores.

Lunch on Saturday was a cook-out on the beach with a big kettle of homemade french fries. In case anyone was still hungry, we were treated to a pot luck buffet on Saturday night...pork tenderloins on the grill and every kind of salad and side dish imaginable.

What a great weekend...and a wonderful way to kick off the 2009 camping season. Thanks Astrig and Steve!


  1. Can't wait to get our T@B out the weekend after next. Headed to Danforth Bay on Lake Ossipee ! Joanne

  2. Great photos, Cheryl! It was fun to help you a bit with the shed before I was recruited for the wood splitter. Maybe we'll bump into you again at Searsport Shores. Take care. -Dodie