Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Note to Readers

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. - This weekend---tomorrow evening until Monday night---my family and I are going to be going up north to Maine for a brief getaway. We definitely plan to visit Acadia National Park, but not sure what else we plan to do there. We did reserve a place to stay in some inn in Bangor. Bangor---isn't that Stephen King's hometown? (Wouldn't it be awesome if we spotted Stephen King there---or at least saw his house?) In any case, the inn is supposed to have internet access, so I might be able to make an update in Maine. Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Maine, especially the mid coast. Rockland, Camden and Belfast are really nice towns. Further south, Bath and Brunswick and Wiscassett are nice and if you have time, the largest city,Portland, has much to offer. In Rockland there is a movie house with foreign/artsy films. Also a cool art museum. Camden has a beautiful harbor. Great for pictures. Nice mountain overlooking the town. Acadia
National Park is nice but Bar Harbor itself is real touristy. Bangor, the second largest city, is kind of icky and blue collar. Not really much of interest. I know there are Stephen King tours at various times during the year. Unlikely you will see him in person though---his best books were his earliest---lately his books havent measured up. (My opinion-- and the movies except for Stand By Me have all been poor.) Anyway, have a great time and I will await your impressions!!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I am sure you can at least drive by Stephen King's house in Bangor. That might be a good thing to do, at least to see it once. I was a big fan of his at one time.

kenjfuj said...

(My opinion-- and the movies except for Stand By Me have all been poor.)

What about The Shawshank Redemption??? (Oh, and embarrassing admission: haven't seen Stand By Me yet.)

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I didn't see Shawshank Redemption; the others stunk except Stand by Me. You should see it, its a classic.

kenjfuj said...

Count Stand By Me as one of those popular favorites---in addition to, say, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride---that I still haven't seen. (It gets wearying after a while to have to say "Haven't seen it, haven't seen it" to a lot of movies that come up in discussion, especially if people react with "You haven't??? Man, what's wrong with you?" or something to that effect.)

But yeah, definitely check out Shawshank when you get a chance. Some of it may be Hollywood at its core, but overall it's a genuinely touching story, masterfully told.