I can see and appreciate the good and bad of this. Parking, especially ‘extended parking if you are going out on the water’, can get crazy in Bar Harbor during the Summer rush. Legal, extended parking is only possible on a section of ‘West Street’ — close to ‘Eden St’ (i.e., Route 3). This part gets filled up pretty quickly in the morning.
This said we invariably manage to find a place to park in Bar Harbor: morning, noon or night. The meters could help. Plus, there is always the FREE bus.
Lets see what transpires. I feel bad for the locals and workers that will have to pay. Bar Harbor is an expensive place to live and work.
You have ‘Good Friday’ and ‘Easter Sunday’. In the U.S. ‘Good Friday’ isn’t even a Federal holiday — though, in reality, one could argue that in terms of Christianity is a very important Holy Day.
Though a bona fide holiday, it would be wrong to consider it a day to be happy. So, the greeting: ‘Have a Happy Good Friday‘ is wrong, even offensive. Good Friday is a day for contemplation. Easter Sunday is the day to be Merry.
So, I will just wish you a ‘Thoughtful Good Friday 2019’ and point out that it is indeed a holiday in the Guruge household — since I do not believe that one can ever have too many holidays.
But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.
Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.
So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.
MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Nearly 93, Looks STUNNING & Resplendent In Yellow, On Maundy Thursday, In Windsor.
On what was a gloomy day, both in terms of weather and news (yes, the flaccid Mueller report), this picture MADE MY DAY.
The word that immediately came to mind was ‘resplendent’. I see that ‘radiant’ is what the media has opted. Either way she just looks GREAT.
Well, it is Maundy Thursday. This was at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor — which I have visited a number of time.
Just wanted to share this with YOU, hoping that it might brighten up your day too. Enjoy.
Native Americans Reference The ‘Notre Dame’ Fire To Draw Attention To Destruction Of Their Sacred Lands.
A good and valid point. I am glad that they are making it. They need all the help they can. Notre Dame is already getting BILLIONS of dollars in aid when the poor Native Americans just get kicked in the teeth. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.