50 State Tour


At first I thought it was going to be hard to write about you, Maine. All that came to mind was Stephen King, lobsters, and cold, moody cliffs. You’re kind of remote, especially to a girl who didn’t make it north of the Mason-Dixon line until she was 30.

The only other thing that came to mind was one of my friends went to college up there and called himself ‘the blackest man in Maine’ because he hosted the school radio station rap show. No, reader, he is not black.

Then — THEN — I found out you are home to the International Cryptozoology Museum. Oh, Maine, why didn’t you tell me this before? I would totally visit you for this museum alone.

What else shouldn’t I miss in Maine? To my Maine people, drop a comment with a tour or food suggestion for a chance to win a book!

4/15/23 Update: Added clipart picture from Maine.