by Anura Guruge
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“Ruth & Wimpy’s” Restaurant In Hancock, ME (Schoodic Peninsula) — On The Way To Acadia National Park.
by Anura Guruge
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A delightful eatery. My, actually our, kind of place. Kids loved it — and that I why I picked it.
It is on Route 1, in Schoodic, about 10 miles (I think) east of Ellsworth. Can’t miss it [but note that they are closed all day Sunday].
We went there for dinner Saturday night during our latest trip to Acadia.
The enchanting “Acadia View” bed & breakfast at which we stayed, true to their spirit of attention to details, had a big, thick binder of all the menus from the local eateries. After another day of strenuous (even by my standard) clamouring about in Acadia I sat on the deck, with its tranquil vista of Frenchman’s Bay, and leafed through the menus while sipping a glass of red and eating some nuts. Life, to me, does not get any better.
I chose “Ruth & Wimpy’s” because I saw that the menu would appeal to the kids.
I was right. They loved the place. They have all sorts of provocative signs, from the Internet, printed on letter size paper, pinned to their ceiling — such as one that talked about “natural airbags”. These signs appealed to the kid’s sense of humor though some, to be fair, begged the question whether they were appropriate. But, it was fun. I didn’t take the camera in because it was bucketing down with rain by the time we got there — around 7:45pm. I wish I had. We stopped by on Sunday, which is when I took the above pictures, but they are closed all day.
We had a selection of appetizers. I had the chicken cordon bleu while the girls had a quesdilla and chicken fingers. The food was good. It wasn’t affordable — it was downright cheap. That was a bonus.
Definitely going back even if we are staying in “Bar Harbor”. Will be worth the drive.
Check it out. You will love the entire experience. Guaranteed. Actually I can’t wait to go back.
The Pope’s Cricket Team To England From “St. Peter’s Cricket Club” Has 2 Sri Lankans, 8 Indians & 1 Pakistani.
by Anura Guruge
>> Pope’s cricket team to beat Anglicans — Sep. 10, 2014.
>> Francis abandons prayer … — Aug. 16, 2014.
>> Will Francis admit prayers not working — July 28, 2014.
>> Did Francis pray for Argentina — July 5, 2014.
>> PLEASE pray for Argentina — July 15, 2014.
>> Francis’ prayer at Wailing Wall — May 30, 2014.
>> Francis prays for Iraq — June 16, 2014.
>> Francis “Prayer of ‘WHY’” — Nov. 22, 2013.
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After yesterday’s (hurried) post I, of course, had to go looking for more since this is a rare — and as such much cherished — intersection of two of my passions in life: cricket (my lifelong poison) and popes (a more recent affliction).
I had read that the team was sponsored by the Vatican curial “Pontifical Council for Culture“. So that is where I first went, albeit via the Vatican’s main Website (which I am fairly conversant with). It was easy enough to find the information about the cricket club, “St. Peter’s” and the team news. There was a link right on the home page. This is the page you want.
I wanted a breakdown of the team being sent to do battle against the damn infidel Anglicans (who, of course, invented cricket). Again I lucked out. 11 out of the 12 (and one, per good ol’ tradition, is a ‘reserve’ or ‘sub’) are from the subcontinent, 2 from Sri Lanka.
I am NOT going to say this BUT I found it amusing that this was just like the teams from West Indies prior to the ‘1960s’. Of the 11 players, 10 would be black BUT the captain would always be white! It is a shame that the Vatican didn’t pay heed to this. It was like what Obama confessed to, albeit not in a confession stall, this week (or was it last). So much of today’s life is ‘about theatre’ and ‘optics’. But, that is OK. The captain also happens to be the oldest. Cracked me up that his nationality is listed as “English“. That is so, so Vaticanish. There is no nationality, in reality, that is “English”. “English” is a language and ethnic group. Not a citizenship. But, we know what they mean, or at least I do because I do understand Vatican-speak. They mean he is British.
Both Sri Lankans are classed as batsman. That makes sense though I would have expected at least one of them to be classed as an all-rounder because ‘we’ in general tend to be very versatile cricketers.
I will, time permitting (and I am juggling TWO pope books right now (just so I can torture myself)), will try to cover these cricketers of God over the next few weeks and see how they fare against the infidel Anglicans (some of whom will be brown and black).
Clearlakes Chorale’s December 2014 Concert Will Be “An Italian Christmas” Featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major”.
by Anura Guruge
>> Spring 2014 Clearlakes virtuosismo — May 18, 2014.
>> Clearlakes 2013 Christmas: Stupendous — Dec. 15, 2013.
>> French Christmas 2013 concert — Oct. 14, 2013.
>> Our little Ad. for Clearlakes — Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Spring 2012 Clearlakes Chorale concert — May 12, 2013.
The musical program for the Clearlakes Chorale’s December 2014 concert, per its theme of “An Italian Christmas” (having done “Christmas in France” in 2013) will be as follows:
Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major
In Notte Placida
Quanno Nascette Ninno
Dormi, Dormi O Bel Bambin
Venite Adoriamo il Nato Bambino
Mille Cherubini in Coro
Venite su Pastori
Astro del Ciel
Con i Rami D’Agrifoglio
Gloria in Terra
They have done the Vivaldi “Gloria in D Major”, to great success, in 2008 (though that was before ‘our time’)
and many of those singing this year were part of that concert.
This should be another great, uplifting, getting you into the mood of Christmas concert.
I can’t wait, though, I will be fortunate enough to listen to parts of it over the
next 11 weeks — only my desire to take an hour’s perambulation
around lovely Wolfeboro, at night, cutting into how much I get to listen.
Here is a YouTube sampling of Vivaldi’s “Gloria in Excelis Deo in D Major” IF you are not familiar with it.
The chances are that Clearlakes will sound even better!