Sunday, July 31, 2011

I'm shocked

Guy conducting a monologue in a group of people at the gazebo at the Bar Harbor Inn tonight: "We had dinner at Gringo's. It was alright. No, really, it was alright. But all the way up here, we were talking about going to Miguel's. But Miguel's is no more. Shocking. SHOCKING!!"

And don't forget: We're here to have FUN!

Overheard at the Eagle Lake carriage road parking lot:

Dad to 5-yr-old son, emerging from the carriage road with their bikes: "Walk your bike. Stay off the parking lot. Stay off the sidewalk."

But ... it's a FROG

Overheard at Duck Brook ...

4-5 year old boy to Dad: "Daddy! Daddy! Look! A frog!"

No response.

Child, more urgently: "Daddy! Look - a frog!!"


Child, louder: "Daddy! Daddy! A FRRROGGGG!!"

Dad, wryly: "Yeah, we don't have those in Philadelphia."


Middle-aged couple at the end of the Town Pier, looking over the railing at a flock of seagulls on the float:

She: "Look at all those birds! What are they?"

He: "Geese. Yeah, they're geese."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cruise Ship Ladies, Part II: What's on that map, anyway?

Same two cruise passengers walking up Wayman Lane in Bar Harbor.

Local, trying to be helpful, asks, "Have you gone into the Park yet?"

The one with the map replies, "There's a park here?"

Cruise Ship Ladies, Part I: They have lobster here, don't they?

Two female cruise ship passengers, walking up Wayman Lane from the Shore Path.

One, apparently puzzled by the map she's holding, asks a local, "Do you know where the lobster place is?"

Local, dumbfounded.

Friday, July 29, 2011

I don't even want to be here

On the carriage road at Duck Brook in Acadia National Park, a father and sulky teenage son had been riding their bikes and stopped for a break.

Dad says, "Here, why don't you try my bike?"

Son: "I don't even want to be here."

Dad: "I should have left you home with your mother to go shopping."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good advice

Couple in vehicle with Maine license plates, dodging pedestrians on Main St. yelling "Crosswalk!" to jaywalkers.