Sunday, July 15, 2012


Stop the presses!


Beemer Girl and Oilburner
are coming to Maine

To visit Tom of Scooter By The Sea fame, 

and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

(An obscure reference to a wonderful radio show.  Anyone remember it? [Anyone remember radio?]).

To say we are excited is to say, "Yeah, climbed Mt. Everest last week.  Hadn't much to do, so what the heck."

Tom and I have been planning a great ride for all of us.... just having trouble getting it down to 27-hours of continuous riding.....

My BRW has made some wonderful dinner suggestions and we are anxiously awaiting our guests decisions..... Lobster or scallops, clams or oysters... wine or rye....

For example, there's

Jay's Oyster

I went here for dinner for my back in June and it did not disappoint! We got in and saw that the place was packed, but didn't have to wait very long for seats.

It's first come first serve at the bar so we quickly grabbed two that just opened up. Big plus for the ladies: Bag/jacket hooks under the bar. Yay!

We ordered clam chowder, coleslaw, lobster, steamed clams, and garlic bread. Everything was pretty darn awesome! The only things I'll say is, I tend to like my clam chowder a bit chunkier with more seafood, but the overall flavor and consistency was spot on. Also, the garlic bread which was a grilled hot dog bun with garlic and butter could've been a lot better. The ungrilled part of the bun had a doughy-like consistency. The fact that it was grilled saved it. Also, it wasn't very garlicky. If they used sourdough bread instead and included minced garlic and chives, it would rock.

The service was really great!! The ladies do a really great job making sure that you're taken care off. Feels like a neighborhood spot, which I love!!

They had a guy shucking oysters and putting them on a heaping pile of ice in the middle of the bar area. I SO wanted some, but was way too full. It looked amazing though, so I'll def come back for that.

And then, there is the

Lobster Shack
Yeah, I'm giving the Lobster Shack 5 stars. The food earned 4 or 4 1/2 stars, but the location and the view pushes it to 5 stars.

Lobster roll was excellent. Fresh lobster, plenty of meat, on a toasted bun. Fries were very good -- light, not too greasy. Cole slaw was very good. Clams... a bit bready and smallish... but satisfactory. Clams were whole belly and the serving size was plenty.

Entree runs $14 to $18... no surprise based on type of food and location. I fed three people for $62. Tell them you are from Maine after ordering and you get a small discount. They didn't check my ID (I'm from NH... but my daughter had her Maine ID if they did ask to verify).

Limited indoor seating... but who wants to eat inside? Lots and lots of outdoor seating on picnic tables.

The Lobster Shack location... right on the ocean. Fog horn sounding. Plenty of rocks at low tide to walk and explore after eating.

Great place!

With so many possible things to do, places to

see, people to meet, with so little time,  the

only question remaining is....If You're over 65 


kidnap two people, do

 they give you a discount on the sentence?

Stay Tuned.... The suspense is building....


  1. OK....way too funny!! Have me laughing before breakfast. It is a slow morning trying to catch up on sleep. Yeah...pick the longest day to start late AND figure out New York traffic. But hey, live dangerously!!

    Kidnapping...what makes you think we won't go willingly??

  2. Glad you like it...
    Oh. I forgot to add LL Bean to our peregrinations... but that's okay because they never close, so we can go anytime - like, say, 3 AM.

    Sorry to report that although Tom and I have been diligently trying to get a welcoming committee together, the Occupy Maine folks said it was a bit out of there normal bailiwick - as did the Salvation Army Band....

    Working on the Prisoner Early Release Program to see how they will react.

    See y'all soon.

    1. LOL. Why am I only seeing this today?? Welcoming committee? You want me to be welcomed by prisoners? Sigh. I guess a couple old' crooks wouldn't be so bad. ;)

      Thank you for such a wonderful time!!!!! It was great getting to sit and chat with you and BRW and Tom and ride all over the coast. Thank you so much!

  3. Mike:

    You're killing me. I'm checking my Maps right now. You mentioned only ONE DAY and a bit to get there. I like Lobster TOO. What happened to the "meet you half way" deal ?

    Oilburner "misplaced" his keys. The first thing they are going to do is check your pockets. His keys have to be somewhere and you are the logical suspect

    Don't post any food photos as they make me hungry

    Riding the Wet Coast
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    1. Bob... Considering all the mileage I've been putting on in one day (averaging about 240-some odd miles each day) the "meet you halfway still stands - with an added "and we can then ride together back to Maine and eat up a storm, ride till we're sore and drink 'till everyone else falls down". How's that for an invite.

      I won't make you hungry with pictures, but here's our average breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 slices of fried polenta, 4 asparagus tips, 4 slices of Sopressata, 3 sautéed mushrooms, three slices of lightly fried tomato alongside 3 slices of lightly fried tomatillos topped off with 2 thick slices of buttered bread.

      All you need do is put the key in the socket, turn it until you hear a big roar and press your left foot down.....