If I don't move to Maine, I'm at least going to buy some land there. Not only is it incredibly beautiful up there, but the cultural scene in and around Portland is picking up. I go up to visit at least four or five times a year, and I can always find something to eat. Which always makes or breaks a place for me.
I just moved to Maine about two months ago, and was shocked that there were not more vegetarians here. There is very much a laid back culture here, and I guess I just expected that to include vegetarianism.
I actually teach at a specialized center in Bath just for kids with Autism. I love it there, the people are so great.
My cat is fantastic, she is sleeping under my desk lamp right now, watching my every move! I use Coastal Vet care up on Rt. 27. I've been in there with Elenor twice now, and they are really great. I got their name from the Licoln County Animal Shelter when I adopted her. Plus, you don't need an appointment during normal business hours, just walk in. That's really great for me!
If you are really intested in natural foods, there is a shop in Bath that has a reasonably good selection of different foods. I've also discovered that the Shaw's in Wiscasset is surprisingly forward thinking with a fair selection of organic fruits and veggies, and a good sized organic grocery section. Probably not as great a place as you'll find in Portland, but it's a shorter drive
I'm glad to hear the kitty is doing good! I take my guys to Coastal Vet too. They are SO great. I DO NOT like Dr. Pollick (however you spell his name) - try not to see him when you go. He lifted my very overweight cat out of a carrier by the skin on his back - which made Littlefoot hiss (of course!) and the dr dropped him on the table. I was pissed off! But Dr. Walstrom is fantastic as is dr. Mugnai. Dr. Mugnai is my fav for my dog - Sam - she is so gentle with him and she seems to know cockers really well. Sam did see dr. walstrom several times (he pee'd on him on his first puppy checkup - I was so embarrassed - but Dr. Walstrom and the staff said sam "christened him". They were so great!).
I also like that if you can't afford treatment that they are happy to take post dated checks. I've had nothing but good luck with them (well, except with dr. pollick that one time).
Where in Bath is that store? I didn't realize there was one in Bath!
Have you been to Wild Oats in Portland? It is fantastic - it's about the same size as Shaws in Wiscasset - it's HUGE! Has great sales all the time too! I do like Shaws (except I don't like that Yellowfront is closing because of them!). I happen to be in Portland all the time to pick up photo supplies (I'm a photographer) so I can conveniently shop at Wild Oats (though I have been known to take a special trip there! lol)
The place in Bath is called the Bath Natural Market and it's on Centre street, a block up from Washington street.
Yikes about the vet. We saw Dr. Wahlstrom the first time we went in, and we just saw Dr. Cree. Dr. Cree was great, really knowledgable, and really nice. I do like that about the post-dated checks. I'm sure that will come in handy at some point! I really do like everyone in there that I've encountered, everyone is so sweet.
I don't know Portland at all, I only moved to Maine from Western New York about two months ago, and I've only been into Portland one time. Unfortunately, I was quite broke at the time, so I was all about getting my business done when I was there and getting home! The place in Bath is tiny, but it might save you a "special trip". But wow, the size of Shaws? I'm in love
You'll have to PM me with some directions, I'd love to stop in there sometime. I think I just found what I'm going to do next weekend!
Well, Im a recent transplant to Maine. I moved to Portland about seven months ago. This city has so many restaurants many of which offer vegetarian dishes. Im new to vegetarianism and so Im looking forward to trying some of the fine vegetarian dining in the area.
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