About this time of year, all over Maine you can sense the beginning of ugly. I don't mean ugly as in unpleasant to look at, I'm talking ugly, as in having the temperament of a bear.
And yes, a lot of us here in Maine, tend to have at least 1 room in our house devoted to all things campy.
A room with lots of wood, where husbands would bristle at the mere mention of how a gallon of paint would sure do wonders to cheer up the place.
Fortunately, the State of Maine has come up with a cure for a mid-winter case of cabin fever.
It's a weekend of free fishing , which means you don't need to purchase a fishing license in order to fish, making it an affordable outing.
Interestingly enough, the free fishing weekend always coincides with Valentines Day. How romantic you say? Oh, and I'm talking ice fishing, where you drill holes in the ice, bait and set your trap and wait around in the cold for a flag to pop up, to let you know when you have a bite.
And let me just say, if I didn't enjoy going as much as I do, I would probably just stay home and dream about how a room of wood might look in a fresh coat of paint. Good thing I love my husband. Oh I really do.