They pack a lot into this little place. If I had been there last Sunday I could have seen the 1927 silent film, "Metropolis", accompanied by a live, five-piece band. It was playing at the Colonial which has been showing movies since 1909.
Perhaps I could have sat with Batman. I ran into him and his buddy, "Bad Spiderman"
A week ago I attended an "Empty Bowl" charity event. Local potters donated beautiful bowls. For fifteen bucks you could pick out a keeper, filled it with soup, and enjoy dinner while a local band played.
The next day the Waldo County hospital invited everyone to tour a "giant inflatable colon". The announcement read, "learn more about the world of colo-rectal cancer and polyps" and I knew I had to be there.
I'm a sucker for anything "giant". Oregon's 50-foot taking Paul Bunyan was probably the best.
Sadly, by the time I arrived (late) it had taken on a new form, "Not-so-big deflated colon". It was in the process of being rolled up.
Like many small towns, Belfast still has its opera house. I took the tour and while it hasn't put on a show in sixty years, it is still an amazing space waiting to be renovated.
For now, you could let the audience relax in bean bag chairs.
I visited possibly our country's only bean bag chair emporium in Belfast. You pick the fabric, they sew and fill it with beans (which, I learned, aren't really beans).
Lots of artists, craftsmen, and boat builders live there. I went with friends to visit a wood turner one morning. He loves The Pine State and the fifty-years-in-the-past feel of his woodsy neighborhood.
My buddy Paul bought a truck garage last month with a bay view. We decided it would make a fine yacht club. I made a sign and we put it up that afternoon. Within 24 hours twenty-five people had paid the $2 charter membership fee.
A few days later I was waiting for an airport bus to take me home. I met this young lady in red, "Lily", who got me in a Miami state-of-mind.
She sells plumbing fixtures in a big city. I asked the obvious question, "What's your most expensive toilet?" Without any hesitation she said, "The $10,000 one. You don't have to do anything but sit". I pressed her for details and after hearing them I was ready to return to the land of Lamborghinis.