This past weekend we spent in Rockland at The Berry Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast. We left Portland about 10AM Friday searching for that snowy owl in Biddeford Pool south of the city. There was a bus load of kids and honest to goodness real birdwatchers with big telescopes near where the bird had been hanging out. No luck there. We had decided to head back to the Jetport to look for the other one, when driving across an open stretch with a few beach houses we spied something on a roof. At first I thought it was a small white chimney, but on closer examination we realized that it was indeed The Bird, just sitting there twirling its head for us. Eureka! Pretty darn cool, even for this guy. We were lucky. The bird all to ourselves. We sat and watched for about 10 minutes and then moved on. Pretty proud of our 'conquest'. Now, it's just under two hours to get to Rockland, so we had about an hour to kill before check-in. We parked on Main Street (doesn't every town or city have one?) and took a casual stroll. Soon though, we were settled into our favorite room and broke out some cheese, crackers, dip, grapes and of course a bottle of Asti on ice. Our breakfasts, each morning, were wonderful and set us up for our days. Want some relaxed luxury in DownEast Maine? May I recommend the Berry Manor Inn and its 'elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era'. Innkeepers Cheryl and Mike and Room 2 will treat you right!