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Rhode Island (R.I.) Motorists INGENIOUSLY Registering Cars At An Empty Field In Maine To Avoid Fines!

by Anura Guruge


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The sheer damn INGENUITY of humans — and their innate nature to be deceive — never ceases to amaze me.

What is mind boggling here is that they can get away with it in Maine. Basically means that the Maine folks do not realize that the address is that of an empty field and that ‘100’ cars are registered against that address.

You have to read the story.

NO can DO in strict, law-abiding (Live Free Or Die) New Hampshire. To avoid out-of-staters (i.e., flatlanders) from abusing the system, we the residents have to jump through hoops to register cars. Have to show proof of residence, electricity bills etc. etc.

This is wild.

But, you have to hand it to them. Damn clever. I take my hat off.


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“1A Relics”, Ellsworth (Maine), On The Way To Acadia — Veritable Aladdin’s Treasure Trove Of Delights.

by Anura Guruge


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1A Relics Ellsworth Maine Anura Guruge


The Incredible Bathrooms!


Treasures Outside


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What an incredible, enchanting, mesmerizing delight — a feast for all your senses — just outside of Ellsworth (Maine), on Route 1a, the GATEWAY to Acadia.

We saw the building in June 2017, the first time we went to Acadia via Bangor (and Route 1a) rather than the longer (and maybe the more scenic) Route 1.

In 2017 it was empty. We thought that that was a great shame.

In June 2018 as we drove by we saw activity and stopped. They said they were going to be opening next week! We were excited.

This June we stopped. And aren’t we glad we did.

What a place. Creativity and imagination run riot. And a treasure trove of wonderful STUFF. Not badly priced either. Yes, individual consignment stalls and it all blends together into a tantalizing whole. We could have spent hours there BUT we know we will stop each and every time we go to Acadia and we go to Acadia quite a lot.

You have to stop, explore and enjoy. You will love it and memories will stay with you for a long time.

Enjoy.


Maker:S,Date:2017-9-29,Ver:6,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar02,E-Y

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by Anura Guruge

Crew Filming Latest ‘Jeep’ Commercial Driving Around In A Mercedes Benz Van!

by Anura Guruge


The German wagon being used by the crew. You can see that they (like I did a few years ago) drove it across the sandbar when the tide was coming in or going out (i.e., when part of the sandbar was under water).


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This was kind of disappointing, ironic and amusing in equal measures.

I guess Jeep does not bother to impose criteria on the film crews they hire.

In the early 1980s when I worked as the Customer Support Manager for ‘ITT Data Systems (UK)‘ ‘British Leyland‘ was one of our big customers (as was ‘Ford‘). I used to have to go visit them often at their various locations — many of them manufacturing plants. A few of these plants, especially up north, would NOT allow non-Leyland cars into their main parking lot. You had to park across the road and walk over. They wanted their main parking lot Leyland only. I had no problem with that since I liked Leyland and owned Triumphs (Spitfires & a TR7) at the time. But, most often I would be driving my company car — which was often a Ford. I thought this was cute on the part of British Leyland. Some of my field support engineers thought otherwise — and, to be fair, unlike I they usually had to lug some ‘heavy’ diagnostic equipment with them (e.g., datascopes). So, they would swap company cars with a colleague, if they could, just to get around the restriction.

Maybe Jeep, now part of ‘Fiat Chrysler‘ should think about a similar policy. I am sure you could find Chrysler vans that could fit the bill.


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‘Jeep’ Commercial Being Filmed in Bar Harbor (Acadia) On The Famous Sand Bar.

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This was Tuesday morning, June 25, 2019, on the tidal sandbar between Bar Harbor and Bar Island.

Going to the sandbar is one of the first things we do on our visits. The sandbar, at low tide, seemed unusually busy. Part of that was the Jeep commercial being filmed. We did not wait to see all of it. I assume they will have the Jeeps clamoring over the rocks. Would be fun to see it on TV and say “we saw that being shot“.

Enjoy.


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‘Royal Indian’, By Acadia — THE Best Thing To Happen To Bar Harbor, Maine, In Many A Year.

by Anura Guruge


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Royal Indian Bar Harbor Maine Acadia restaurant Anura Guruge

Royal Indian Bar Harbor Acadia Maine restaurant Anura Guruge


The well thought out & yummy menu
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Royal Indian Bar Harbor Acadia Maine restaurant Anura Guruge


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That chic, upscale and progressive Bar Harbor, Maine, gateway to Acadia, did not, until last month have an Indian restaurant was incongruous and frustrating. You want variety, specially if you, like so many others, including us, visit Bar Harbor on a regular basis and do so for a number of nights each visit. I truly stumbled upon the ‘Royal Indian’ serendipitously. I was trying to get back to ‘Cottage Street’ from ‘Main’ late Tuesday night, after dinner at a lobster place, when I took the wrong turn (which I habitually do). So, I had to cut across the car parks to get to Cottage. That is when I saw the well-lit and extremely welcoming sign. My heart skipped a beat. WOW. An Indian at long last. I went there for dinner the very next day and just loved it.

Authentic, carefully spiced, well cooked food, at a reasonable price. I, as I do 85% of the time, had the lamb korma and it was as good as I have had it ever. And the extremely congenial (and young) owner saw me looking puzzled at the dessert menu and he knew, without me saying a word, exactly what I was looking for! He magiced me up a kulfi — the only exception I make to my diet when it comes to sweets. Kulfi will be available on a regular basis soon. {SMILE}

The restaurant is spacious, airy and easy on the eye. They have done a brilliant job converting what had been a bakery.

Wonderful dining experience AND they are open till 10pm. That is great. Trust me, late dining can be a real issue in that area.

Not sure how long this will be the policy, but the night I was there it was ‘Happy Hour’ ALL NIGHT! Wine in Bar Harbor at $4 a glass? Good job I can walk back to the ‘Wonder View Inn‘.

Family run. Extremely nice folk. They also own a motel on Route 3 just by ‘Pirates Cove‘. They are going to be a great addition to the Bar Harbor business and social scene.

That there was no Indian restaurant previously baffled I more than once. I invariably do a micro census of Acadia visitors on each trip and this was my 12th time in Acadia since 2013. ‘Indians’ (brown folks like I (rather than Asians in general)) are, by far, the largest minority that you see at the Park. I see ten times more Indians in a day in Acadia than I see in a year in central New Hampshire (where I live)! The word just has to get around and it will.

I already heard, from a Park Ranger, that they like the new Indian! That was good to hear.

So, I am excited. Not sure whether we will be going back in September as we used to do for many years. Maybe Acadia is becoming a once a year destination. Not sure.

But, the next time I am in Bar Harbor this is where I will be having dinner on my first night. Maybe I will see you there. {SMILE}

Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — May 22, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — May 17, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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