When we sold our house and moved on the road, one thing that many of our friends and family worried about was that we would get lonely and miss having a community to call our own. Not only has that been proven wrong, but our community keeps getting larger and larger. Our time so far here in Maine has allowed us to form new friendships with some wonderful people. Betsy and Nancy (RV-A-GOGO) are camp hosting here in Bar Harbor this summer and are helping us make the most of our month here. Just a few nights ago, they hosted a lobster cookout for us and for Amanda and Tim (Watsons Wander). We had never met Betsy and Nancy in person and we had only met Amanda and Tim once for a few hours at a noisy bar in Colorado, and already we feel like we have known them for years.
One of Betsy’s goals is to help people love lobster more, and boy does she know how to do it! She knows where to go to get freshly caught lobsters, fills her lobster pot with fresh seawater and seaweed, and is a hellava teacher for learning how to keep from getting your fingers crunched by lobster claws!
Not only was I so proud of my new skills, it was truly the best lobster I have ever eaten, and I LOVE lobster! Then there was the spread by the rest of the crew, from Amanda’s delicious fish tacos and peach salsa to Nancy’s divine salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and buttery croutons. Amanda also rounded out the meal with some scrumptious blueberry desert. Quintessential Maine…
Cesar Chavez once said, “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him. The people who give you their food, give you their heart.” I think this is doubly true when you share the cooking as well, and throw in some wine, RV’s, a campfire… Can’t wait to see what happens next. I think I just saw some more friends pull in to the campground!