Driving up to the building, my first thought was “cha-ching, cha-ching, this is going to be expensive.” It was just beautiful, very professional, and “high-end” looking. I suppose that is a common misconception. When you walk into Lowes you are fairly certain you are going to “get a deal”. But when you walk into a place like this, you can’t help but think you will pay top dollar for the project. After learning about their product, their process and their pricing, I realized how wrong I was.
There were items I was expecting to see, such as hand-made treasures and jewelry, decorative items, and other knick-knacks, but there were also some surprises.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that nothing is ever going to change.
It is amazing how time spent with family in the outdoors can become the fabric of our greatest childhood memories.
That’s the thing about golf. It’s you against nature. You against the lie. The wind. The elements. And it’s you against your best score. You are always trying to improve, every time you walk onto the next tee box, every time you stand over a putt. That’s what keeps you going back for more.
Something beautiful caught my eye… was it a house? A hotel? Whatever it was, it was stunning. An eye-catching, surprising three story building with an architectural wrap around porch, meticulously seated above a rock wall with flower boxes, classy outdoor pendant lights…and beautiful landscape. I was able to catch a glimpse of the inside of the building, and became even more intrigued when I realized that what was on the inside of the building might be even more beautiful that the building’s façade. I knew I would be back.
I could be myself; completely comfortable at a table I had never sat at before, as if the chair was meant for me. That is a wonderful feeling when I’m away from home.
Imagine this: you check-in to a (free) cabin in the woods. All you will do during your time here is sleep, eat, and hunt. How long can you stay? Until you shoot something.
Walking back to my car after the visit, I surveyed the grounds once more, took in a deep breath, and whispered, “ One day…”
Had a wonderful visit with Jemma at her studio in Blanchard Maine, another Piscataquis secret, and “WOW” is all I can say