Originally Posted by SilverBuffalo
Awesome pictures, that place is absolutely beautiful this time of year.
So why are "they" all down here????
That's funny and true. I know Dover goes from about 3 thousand people in the winter to about 6-7 thousand in the summer. Although most of "they" are from away, anyways.
In Florida, when winter rolls around, all you have to do is ask someone where they are from and if they say Maine, the only reply needed is, "Oh, I understand."
Must be in the national psyche. I tell poeple around Sacramento that Maine is mostly like South Lake Tahoe's winter weather, without the snow. Maines snowmobile season has been kind of short lately.
But if you ask any family member, they'll take the cold and postpone the snow as long as they can. When getting into Maine last week, it snowed enough to cover the ground for me and go away the next day. They were all a little bummed that it was coming down so early in the season.
It is one of the most difficult times of the year in Maine because of the severly cold evenings and short daylight. It is a challenge to live in any cold winter climate which Maine shares with many other regions. And now the house heating bills with increased fuel prices will make it harder. I have family that lives in an 1850's built house and a 25 yo log cabin that was built by a family member now deceased that was a little bit eccentric. And another brother that lives in a '30's built house close by. Not to mention the dozens of other close relatives who have always lived there. Plus, relatives in PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Some of them from Newfy visit down south to Dover when it gets too cold up there. I guess it's all relatives, I mean relative.