Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bangor, ME

I have come to realize that Maine is for people that are too nice to live in Massachusetts. Seriously. Everyone from the rental car guys to the hotel staff to the crowd were so friendly. For those of you that have never been to Bangor, it is not on the way to anywhere. The people in Bangor are going to, well, Bangor. When you see people in some cities, you can tell yourself, "Oh, they're not from here. They are just on their way to somewhere else." Well that doesn't work in Bangor because the next stop (after a ton of trees) is Canada. In case you need some fun facts about Bangor, ME, here you go:

- This is the home of the author Stephen King.

- There is a 31-foot tall Paul Bunyan statue there. Private citizens funded the building of this statue in the town square.

I was quickly corrected when I called it a lumberjack statue. "No, that's Paul Bunyan", was the immediate response. Well maybe someone needs to raise some more funding for a blue ox, so visitors won't get him confused for a regular old lumberjack.