We’re up in Bangor, Maine this weekend as Veronica takes her doula certification course. Exciting stuff, and she’ll be amazing when she gets started. Though this is far from the first time I’ve been in Maine—on the NH seacoast, we’re just a bicycle ride away from the Maine border—but whenever I come up here, I always find a lot to appreciate about this state. It’s a rugged place with wonderful people, and a real sense of history. In addition to exploring Bangor and having dinner with friends at the Sea Dog, I made a point to check out Hallowell, Augusta and the Maine State Museum, the latter of which reveals more about the history of Maine than just about anything else could.
An especially cool moment: sitting in the museum’s recreation of a 1960s living room, with a projector screen flickering ’60s home movies, picking up a National Geographic from the side table and flicking through an article discussing the details of the upcoming moon landing, complete with hypothetical illustrations. Surreal and wonderful.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos in the museum, but I did get some pictures from Bangor and Hallowell that I’ll share with you guys here.