Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

August 17, 2014

The Maine Thing – part 2

Or… Bean & Smitty

On Tuesday, day 54 of summer, the fog came on little cat feet.
The little islands off the shore of the beach completely disappeared in the fog bank.

I still went out for my morning walk, but it was with a bit of a chill as I made my way through the mist.

And I dreamed about “if only…” as I walked.
I want it!

Deciding it wasn’t going to be beach-sitting weather that day, I suggested a trip to Freeport to the family, home of the famous L.L. Bean flagship store.
Big boot at LL Bean
Size 410 boot!

Clashing moose display
“The Final Charge” – two male moose reconstructed from the remains of a set of locked antlers.

I have no idea why this exists, but it does, and I of course took a picture.
Also from LL Bean

We enjoyed lunch and souvenir shopping and ice cream eating while in Freeport.

On Wednesday, day 55 of summer, most of New England, and I think other parts of the Northeast as well, were deluged by a huge rain storm. The rain started in the morning, not really letting up much throughout the day.

That made Wednesday our day to enjoy some time at Smitty’s Cinema – a place we discovered a few years ago and have enjoyed going to ever since.

At Smitty’s you can enjoy pub style food, served by a waitress to your table in the theater, where you sit in comfortable high backed chairs.
Annual visit to Smitty's

My family’s choice of movie was “Guardians of the Galaxy”. I’m not a follower of Marvel but this was a fun movie and a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

The rain continued and the wind howled and thunder rumbled well into the night. I will show you the results of the storm in my next blog post.


  1. The birds on the sand bar look huge! Well I wonder how many of those heavy fog rainy days we have experienced in Maine.

    Comment by trish49 — August 17, 2014 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

    • Some of those birds are Canada geese – that’s why they look so big! I thought it was weird to see them wandering around on the sandbars.

      Comment by Karma — August 18, 2014 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  2. Foggy and rainy weather are the perfect excuse for inside pleasures. We found a theater like that in Portland – I love the concept.

    Comment by Carol — August 17, 2014 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

    • I think it is a great idea and am surprised that more theaters of this style haven’t popped up.

      Comment by Karma — August 18, 2014 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  3. We made our Freeport trip on the rainy Wednesday. I just looked back on my phone and dslr pics and see I only took 3 photos that day and it was at dinner and of the same thing. At least it was only one day of rain. We missed the RS boot, it must have gone on to Fenway.

    Comment by Becky Sue — August 18, 2014 @ 7:52 am | Reply

    • The Red Sox boot was around the corner from the front entrance, maybe you just didn’t see it? Looking around LL Bean’s website, it appears that this is the Bootmobile. I don’t know when the Red Sox logo was added.

      Comment by Karma — August 18, 2014 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  4. I love a foggy day at the beach. We got caught in that deluge, too (on Tuesday, I think).

    Size 410!! LOL! You’d need a giant to fit those boots. I wish we had a theater like that.

    Comment by Robin — August 19, 2014 @ 9:43 am | Reply

    • I wish we had a theater like that closer to home! Of course, thinking of the types of foods we eat when we go there, maybe it is better that we don’t have one too close! 😉

      Comment by Karma — August 19, 2014 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

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