High: 69 °F
Low: 54 °F
Conditions: Ahhhhh, springtime.
If you take I-95 North, past Katahdin . . .
. . .and up towards the Canadian border, you will reach the greater Presque Isle region---an area perhaps best known for these:
That's right. Spuds. In fact, Arostook County (known simply as "The County" in Maine because of its enormity) rivals only parts of Idaho when it comes to per capita potato production. If you've ever eaten a Frito Lay potato chip or McDonald's french fry, there's a pretty good chance it originated here.
Presque Isle has plenty of other attractions, too. Like this, the launch site of the Double Eagle II--the first transatlantic balloon.
Or this, a 40-mile long model of the universe, built perfectly to scale.
But the real reason Ari and I made our way north this weekend was to visit the wonderful people at the Turner Memorial Library.
Library staff members invited us to join them this weekend for an Earth Day reading of Adventures with Ari. We had a wonderful time meeting the residents who joined us (and eating the biscuits graciously provided by the librarians).
We also met two of our youngest--and brightest--fans.It was a perfect day. And we thank all those who made it possible, particularly Sonja Plummer, the chief librarian and fabulous host of our event.
We hope they invite us back soon.