Staycation Part II – Up the Munjoy

Hill - The Right Idea 2My neighborhood of Munjoy Hill is a wondrous place where endless ocean meets blue sky.

Hill floraWe have fussy formal gardens in brand new pots.

Hill overgrown and effusiveMessy gardens in antique containers, overgrown and effusive.

Hill food gardenAnd, oops! a few accidental gardens – there’s a squash!

Hill RosemontWe have twee neighborhood markets with dewy, angelic produce.

Maine produce RosemontThese pink onions are organic, cherubic, and locally grown in Freedom, Maine.

LolitaWe have truly fab restaurants like Lolita with tables saved for locals even in tourist season.

Lunch at Blue SpoonMe, I simply adore the Blue Spoon as I have repeated a billion times in these pages. Yum.

Hill GazeboA quaint and sturdy bandstand in Fort Allan Park is perfect for summer concerts, oompah.

Hilly HydrangeaHistoric Fort Allen is surrounded by shaggy gardens and benches with grand ocean views.

Hill BenchesGazing at Casco Bay islands is cheaper than a therapist. Try the 25¢ viewers to go deep.

Hill sculptureAnd don’t miss Munjoy Hill’s public and private art.  It’s everywhere and it’s free.

Hill architecture OLDThe Hill is also a great place to appreciate classic architectural styles from long ago.

Hill LoftsLots of modern architecture, too – the future of urbanism in our little corner of the planet.

Hill wreckWe also have plenty of architecture that’s sitting around, waiting to happen.

Hill informationMunjoy Hill is well-informed.

Hill AdviceWell-instructed.

DSCN1513And sometimes a little confusing. Yet somehow, it all works.

Handsome Hill PalsA hometown staycation is my kind of ecotourism: it’s sustainable, boasts a high walkability index, and includes some of my favorite people, like these cool cats Richard and Jamie.

A sunny summer staycation is a beautiful thing.

Angela Adams started hereNEXT UP: Staycation Part III – Ogunquit by the Sea

About Epicurious Travelers

Ms. Margolis-Pineo created EpicuriousTravelers.com to showcase her published work and ongoing food-travel adventures. Based in Portland, Maine, she travels frequently both in her home state and north to Montreal, her favorite North American city. Although she refuses to use the word "foodie," she has an abiding interest in food and wine. Ms. Margolis-Pineo is also a graphic designer, giving her site a decided edge in an oversaturated blogosphere. New contacts, "likes," subscribers and content are welcome!
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One Response to Staycation Part II – Up the Munjoy

  1. rozannegates says:

    The Blue Spoon? Help!! I think I need to be there.

    From: “EpicuriousTravelers.com” Reply-To: “EpicuriousTravelers.com” Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM To: Rozanne Gates Subject: [New post] Staycation Part II ­ Up the Munjoy

    WordPress.com Epicurious Travelers posted: “My neighborhood of Munjoy Hill is a wondrous place where endless ocean meets blue sky. We have fussy formal gardens in brand new pots. Messy gardens in antique containers, overgrown and effusive. And, oops! a few accidental gardens ­ there’s a squash! We”

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