The Bruises Were Worth It

It is our last night here at Big Wilson Camp, and what a marvelous time we have had all week! I am here with my parents and my two younger brothers - Kevin (18) and Nate (14) from the great city of Annapoles. What a completely different atmosphere is is out here compared to Annapolis! We came from people everywhere, traffic, city sounds all over, to a place where the only thing you can hear is the sound of a waterfall right out back - magnificent!

When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was how beautiful the property is and how well-furnished and well-kept the house is. The decor is just beautiful and the amenities do make you feel right at home. We didn't waste any time before taking advantage of the tubes that were left for us to enjoy*. Throughout the week, we swam, hiked up to Little Wilson Falls as well as Borestone Mountain. Now, THAT was a hike never to be forgotten. Mom and I couldn't get to the very top because of the height (whew!), but we hiked up to just beyond the trees where we could see the lake. There is nothing more beautiful!! (Sure does wear you out!) :) Unfortunately, we didn't see ANY moose - not one throughout our whole trip, which was disappointing, but everything else made up for it.

The town of Monson is a great little town - we were able to run into Tim (who runs the General Store) while he was being filmed in a movie. We had to wait outside the store until they finished filming - but came to find out the writer & producer of the movie happened to be driving through town and stopped last minute at the store. The name of the movie is "The Maine Story". Look for it! :)

Before I continue on into a book :), I'm gonna go - but you really will have the most wonderful time here! Take a trip to Bar Harbor, an absolutely BEAUTIFUL town only about two hours away.

Be careful on the rocks while tubing - you may catch a few bruises!** (More than I bargained for, but well worth it!!!) Enjoy!

The Breckenridge Clan
Annapolis, MD
September 4-10, 2006

Similar Tastes in Decor

We found the serenity, peacefulness and comfy homelike accommodations of Big Wilson Camp gave us a feeling of happiness and delight as we entered and explored our home-away-from-home for the next five days. As we looked around, we became shockingly surprised that much of the decor was identical to items we have in our CT home, like moose lamps and the stenciling in the master bedroom, the rug, and too much else to list. This stuff is not easy to find in CT. Wow! You have great taste! :)

Had a great time on the Katahdin cruise around Moosehead Lake. Went to the Black Frog for an excellent dinner. Took moose safari with the Birches and saw zero moose. We heard after that that Northwoods Outfitters were much better on moose safaris. We hiked Borestone Mountain on September 2, my Birthday (Bill). Wow, was it a great view up top. You must go to the other end of the mountain top while you are up there. It's worth it! The climb was difficult compared to Connecticut hiking, but it was the most magnificent views we ever saw.

By the way, even though we saw zero moose on the safari, we saw 11 moose on our own, six deer, one red racoon, King Fisher birds, along with Blue Heron and Loon. By the way, if you ever strike out on moose, you will always find one when it starts to get dark, and through the night, on Route 15 North, towards Moosehead Lake at the D.O.T. building on the left. Just drive in and stay left, and point headlights back toward Route 15 over the mud pond. They should be there.

Bill & Andrea
Seymour, CT
August 30 - September 4, 2006