Something my husband and I look forward to each year is the Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show. This is an annual event now in its 18th year. It is held along the Naples Causeway that divides Long Lake from Brandy Pond in August of each year.
It was a lovely warm summer day with a breeze blowing across the lake. Warm sun, blue skies, glowing mahogany and shiny chrome awaited us as we walked around the show. If you watched the movie “On Golden Pond”, you would know the feeling you get looking at boats and cars from a time gone by. The fine craftsmanship of the beautiful vintage wooden boats is truly amazing.
It was a free event and owners were there to share information with the public. Whether you wanted to know about the history of a boat or just wanted to say how much you admired the beauty of the craft, owners spent a lot of time chatting with you. It was nice to see how many young people own these boats that will probably by passed down to others in their families.
I think you will agree that the boats are beautiful.
A few of the cars that were in the show.
After enjoying the show, we walked across the street to Rick’s Cafe.
Don’t be surprised when you first walk through to the hostess stand.
We sat outside under the awning and looked across the lake towards the mountains. We both enjoyed a nice salad.
On our walk home, we stopped at the Lakeside Dairy Bar that serves the best all natural ice cream in town. Strawberries and Cream and Pirate’s Treasure (rum based ice cream with soaked rum raisin and tropical fruit) were what we chose.
As we walked home, we said what a lovely day it had been. A summer day on a lake in Maine… like it had been for so many years in the past.