I have wanted to spend some time in Maine for many, many years. It all started with a report on the state of Maine that I wrote while in Junior High School, or maybe even in 6th grade. I don’t remember what I discovered while researching the state, but it ignited a desire to go there. I remember considering going to college in Maine, and I also looked for jobs in Maine once I graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Of course, this was before widespread personal computers and the internet, so finding a job was not easy—considering I had not yet been there!