To offer a bit of comfort to you all to enjoy sitting out on your deck, we have always provided deck chairs for you. They are not fancy or top of the line metal chairs but they should last longer than a season. As the years have gone by, it seems even the better ones do not last.
Perhaps part of the reason is they simply do not make good quality chairs anymore. Also,we see our guests weighing over the limit of 250# sitting in them, people leaning back on 2 legs of the chair, or taking them out onto the lawn or by the firepit. We find them burnt or cracked much too often..
We bought a white set (20) 2 years ago and we only have 8 left. Last summer (end of season) we bought 30 chairs that seemed to be a sturdier and already lost 6 of them this summer have cracked.
We decided that after these are gone, we cannot keep buying them. Our guests will either have to bring their own deck/lawn chairs or make due with what is left.
In the meantime, we hope our guests use their own beach chairs down by the water and maybe what we have will last another season. We do have a few extra fold up chairs that others have left here in our Boat Shack.
I wish we could buy sturdy metal chairs but not only are they heavy to put away at the end of season but storage is a bit limited for them. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.
Here we are, mid July and this Pandemic is still around. We do hope that all of you out thee are staying safe and still able to enjoy the summer.
We are lucky in Maine that there has not been many horrific outbreaks. Could it be that people are maintaining distances or wearing face coverings in Maine, or is it simply because our clean air and ability to get out in it is helping? Who knows.
We do know that Maine people this summer are truly discovering Maine! Specifically, our area and maybe even other towns that they have never been to before. At least this is what are guests are saying.
Many of our guests so far have said they have never been to Jackman. They wanted a place to visit where they could get out and explore the outdoors and feel like they can still maintain distance from others.
That is what the Jackman region can offer. Wide open space. You do not need to have an ATV, a boat, or even a fishing pole to be outdoors. But if you do, we have lakes and streams to fish and trails to ride. Or, you can stay at camp and play ball with the kids, swim in the lake, make a campfire at night and roast marshmallows. Or put on some sunscreen and just enjoy being outdoors and the serenity many find here.
We had a group here this week that brought their ATVs, grills, pop up tent and corn hole game. They rode hard all day then spent the evenings talking, laughing, cooking out and watching a sunset by the campfire. What a great way to end a perfect day with friends.
Once again, our guests, Celie and Kevin designed a float for the Jackman 4th of July Parade and won, the most outrageous award.
The initial plan was modified as they did not have a big trailer to attach. The theme was supposed to be something along the lines of “Summer 2020” but there was not enough room to add the summer props.
But the dressed in full “isolation” suits with a bathing suit over top, masks, and all carried bottles of “hand sanitizer” to spray the crowds. Of course Henry (the jeep has a name) also wore a mask.
The best part was that all along Main street, everyone laughed as we drove by. (Yes I drove) SO it served its purpose. Make the best of what it is.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July weekend. The parade will be at 4pm followed by a presentation by Susan Collins at the new Veterans Memorial at the Town Hall. Then the raising of the flags.
At dusk, watch the best fireworks in Maine.
Remember to protect our community and wear a mask with social distancing also.
And as always, we will have our annual 4th of July potluck picnic after the parade.
Celebrate our independence with pride.