Maine is my happy place. The weather is perfect (at least in the summer). The people are welcoming (excepting those who aren't). The food is delightful (unless you don't eat shellfish). And the scenery is simply beautiful (no exceptions). When I don't get to spend time in Maine, I feel an emptiness, like part of me is missing. And it's been almost four years since I was last there. Much too long. The good news is that nothing has changed. Maine is still Maine.