Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SUMMER RENTAL (episode 4) RED ALERT

THE HEARTFELTS 

SUMMER RENTAL

A Heartfelt  Family Vacation in
Maine


Let's join The Heartfelt as they travel to 'Vacationland' to spend
a month on the Shore of Little Dear Isle, Maine.





From almost anywhere in the Country, if you set your compass
Northeast, you will eventually arrive at the
Great State of Maine.

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Episode 4

 RED ALERT ALONG THE COAST



The colors of Maine are predominantly greens, blues and warm greys,
but at one town on the coastal road, red is it.






After all that L.L. boot shopping, The Heartfelt's are starting to get hungry.
H.Lo asks Red Polka Dot Girl if they can stop somewhere for lunch.
But where ?
Red knows just what to do. She picks up the phone and calls her friend,
the famous Photographer, Nance Trueheart, who lives nearby, to ask her
what she would recommend. Well, it seems that there is only
one 'must go' place...and one 'must have' lunch.....






It seems that when anyone tries to rank the 'best' Lobster Roll in Maine,
again and again, Red's Eats in Wiscasset comes out on top.
Number one. It's said they pack the entire meat from a one and
a quarter pound lobster in their roll. They serve it with either drawn hot
butter or cool mayonnaise and lemon. Now I'm getting hungry.
Nance is on assignment in the area and she'll meet
The Heartfelt's there. She will even have a tray of rolls ready,
she knows the owners after all.......it sure looks good.







For a small coastal town, Wiscasset sure is packed...and it seems to be one major reason,
Red's Eats, right there by the bridge. There's Nance taking a picture of
Daddy B.B. holding a couple of Lobster Rolls....Uh,Oh...some little thug is telling
Yello  Hoodie Boy that he'll hold that tray of gorgeous Lobster Rolls when the
nice lady wants to take his picture....don't fall for that one Yello Hoodie.....
...that's the oldest con in the book.





When bellies are full it's time to move on.
U.S. Route 1 runs from Florida to Maine all along the coast. It's
called the 'scenic route'. Mainer's avoid in the summer, but there's
nothing like it to give a flavor of Coastal Maine and it's inhabitants.





They finally reach Penobscot Bay, they are almost there.








Next:

The Blue Hill Peninsula
or
How Did You Ever Find This Place?






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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SUMMER RENTAL : Been To Beans? ( episode 3)


THE HEARTFELTS

SUMMER RENTAL

A Heartfelt Family Vacation 
in
Maine




Let's join The Heartfelts as they travel to 'Vacationland'
to spend a month on the Shore of Little Dear Isle, Maine.






From almost anywhere in the Country, if you set your compass Northeast,
you will eventually arrive at the Great State of Maine.






WARNING  !

This episode contains explicit commercial content. Sensitive viewers are
advised to seek alternative entertainment at their local P.B.S. affiliate.
We apologize for any inconvenience.



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BEEN TO BEANS?
( episode 3)




Nothing says New England like a big pot of Baked Beans.
But the Beans we're talking about is a 15 minute drive east of Portland, Maine.







Yep, Daddy B.B. heard that the 'Mother Ship ' of all of all L.L.Bean Stores
is here in Freeport. He also heard a rumor that if your Bean boots wear out at any time, you can return them for a brand new pair.....free of charge.  If it's true, that's a deal he can't resist,
what with all those winters in Heartdale Falls.
So, he's treating everybody to a pair of winter boots.

You know that store's awesome....Wow, that's a wicked nice wildlife
display. I hope Yello Hoodie Boy stays off of it.






Those are a heck of a lot of boxes and they are heavy. Daddy B.B. just
finished paying when he gets 'The Look" from Red Polka Dot Girl.
Just where do you think you're going to put all of those boxes?
We could hardly stuff Yello Hoodie boy in.





Face it....the car is totally full....there is just no room for one more box.






Red Polka Dot Girl insists on leaving the boxes and everyone will have to
wear their boots and carry their shoes. It's super hot out but come winter 
in the Heartland, those boots will come in handy......
And with a lifetime guarantee to boot.


Back to the car.






NEXT EPISODE
RED ALERT ATTHE COAST





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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SUMMER RENTAL (Episode 2)


THE HEARTFELTS

SUMMER RENTAL

A HEARTFELT FAMILY VACATION IN
MAINE



Let's join The Heartfelt family as they travel to 'Vacationland' to
spend a month on the Shore of Little Dear Isle, Maine




From almost anywhere in the Country, if you set your compass
Northeast, you will eventually arrive at the Great State of Maine.




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Episode 2

THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE





Daddy B.B. drove as far as was safe but finally had to stop at a
Highway Motel in New Hampshire.
It had a pool, so the kids were happy and after a quick bite to eat
it was lights out. Tomorrow is a busy day....Maine.







Coastal New Hampshire and Maine are separated by more than
the Piscataqua River, but, as they say that's a story for another time.
As soon as The Heartfelt's are halfway across the bridge, they are in
Kittery, Maine.....
HOORAY.....finally they have arrived.




First stop is a family photo in front of that snazzy welcoming sign by
the highway. Maine, the Way Life Should Be ?
But what's wrong with Heartdale Falls? It used to say just,
'Welcome To Vacationland'.  By the way, The Heartfelt's would like to
thank that nice Japanese family, The Hato's, for taking this photo.
Of course, the Heartfelt's took their photo and emails were exchanged.







Red Polka Dot Girl makes a habit of reading those local brochures
that you find in the motel. Who knows what you'll find?
Anyways, she read about this clam joint in Kittery, that supposedly has
the best fried clams on the coast, but it warns that lines start early.
Early is never a problem for The Heartfelts, so as the girls secure a picnic
table, B.B., Red, and Yello Hoodie Boy loaded up a sampler tray (or two).
Hey, it's just a snack...you know...research.
WOW, look at that line already.







Daddy B.B. is a bonafide lighthouse nut and he wants to visit as many
as possible. So, after finishing the last clam, it was on to the first one....
called Nubble Light by the locals, on Cape Neddick.
Hey look, the Lighthouse Keepers are there.
As others shoot pictures, Pink Polka Dot Girl is busy sketching and
we thought H.Lo was 'the artist'...who knew?
Time to get back into the car and head east, there are other
fish to fry, so to speak.





Coming up in episode 3...
Been To Beans?






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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SUMMER RENTAL: NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

THE HEARTFELTS

SUMMER RENTAL

A HEARTFELT FAMILY VACATION
in
MAINE



Let's join The Heartfelt family as they travel to 'Vacationland'
to spend a month on the Shore of Little Dear Isle, Maine.





From almost anywhere in the Country, if you set your compass Northeast,
you will eventually arrive at the Great State of Maine.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Episode 1

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND



Keep in mind, it's not who you remember to invite that matters....
It's who you forget.






It's sunrise in Heartdale Falls and The Heartfelt's have been up for a couple
of hours making sure everything is packed for their vacation on the coast of Maine.
A month is a long time and they have all brought a lot of stuff.
They are bringing Hootie The Sports Guy to Baseball camp and
Hello Hoodie Girl will be sharing a room with Pink Polka Dot Girl.
Lil' Miss Candydrop will be sleeping on a cot in her parents room.
It's a full house. After Daddy B.B. finishes packing, they will be ready to 'shove off'...
or will they?




Uh Oh.... in all the commotion they forgot about Yello Hoodie Boy.
He's packed all his gear and is ready to go.....
But there is absolutely .....
there is just no room.....Bummer.




It begins to sink into Yello Hoodie Boy that he can't go.....
He doesn't know what to do....
He starts to tremble uncontrollably.
So......






He goes back into the house. He knows he gets into trouble a lot,
but he doesn't mean to. Everybody but him is going to be gone for
the rest of the Summer. He's all alone.
But wait....

Red Polka Dot Girl gets out of the car and she has a phone in her hand.
Who could she be calling this early?



She has an idea. She has just called Marge Grindle, who they are renting the house
from, and explained the situation.
 Marge immediately sends Basil to that furniture store in
Ellsworth to buy a new sofa. She's been waiting a long time to replace that
old fleabag ...and this one has a pull out bed......Finest Kind.
It will be great for over flow guests and Yello Hoodie Boy can
be the first to sleep on it.
But....what about the car? There is not a square inch of space left.
Well. Red Polka Dot Girl knows that Bonz The Dog really hates to ride in
his crate, and he absolutely adores Yello Hoodie Boy.
Yello Hoodie Boy is little.....What if he takes the place of the crate?
And there's a jump seat back there.....who knew?






Bonz and Yello Hoodie Boy are so happy. Leave it to a Mom to figure
everything out. Now the entire family is on their way to
MAINE.





Stay tuned for:
The Way Life Should Be








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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE HEARTFELTS: INDEX OF CHARACTERS




SUMMER RENTAL

INDEX OF CHARACTERS



DADDY B.B. & RED POLKA DOT GIRL

BB and Red both grew up in Heartdale Falls but didn't meet
until after college. Parents of three great kids, Red is an
accomplished  gardener, artist and great cook.
BB prides himself on his grilling and dump runs.
They love to travel, especially to Italy.






PINK POLKA DOT GIRL,  HOOTIE THE SPORTS GUY,
LIL' MISS CANDY DROP

Red & BB's three kids. 'Rosa' is attending Heartdale Falls
High where she is Captain of the Cheerleading team. She is
also studying to pass her driving exam.
Hootie is a huge sports fan and knows every stat there is.
'Candy' is a pre-schooler who loves swimming, naps 
and strawberries.






YELLO HOODIE BOY

Yello Hoodie, along with his brother, Grey Hoodie and 
sister, Hello Hoodie, are the 'Cousins'.
Yello Hoodie has a hard time with organized sports and school.
He prefers to go fishing and work on things alone.
He seems to get into trouble a lot, but doesn't mean to.






HELLO HOODIE GIRL

'H.Lo' attends an alternative High School where
she is studying theatre. She's a vegetarian, poet and painter.
If there's a protest, you will find her there.
She talks tough but is quite sweet.





GREY HOODIE BOY

The oldest of the 'Cousins', Grey Hoodie is a 
Freshman at Heartland U. where he is a pitcher on the
Varsity Baseball team. He hopes to go on to
the majors and is studying Sports Management.
He is Hootie's biggest idol.





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COMING SOON.......

THE HEARTFELT'S

SUMMER RENTAL
Episode 1
'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND'




Stay Tuned.









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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

COMING IN AUGUST..........The Heartfelts




SUMMER RENTAL

A HEARTFELT FAMILY VACATION
IN
MAINE







Hootie The Sports Guy is going to Baseball Camp in Maine and since Daddy B.B.
and Red Polka Dot Girl have to drive him up, why not make it a family
vacation. Let's join The Heartfelts as they travel to 'Vacationland' to
enjoy a month long stay on the Shore of Little Dear Isle, Maine.








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Monday, July 10, 2017

BEDTIME STORIES.......The Heartfelts



THE HEARTFELTS

A DAY IN THE LIFE
( Episode 10)

BEDTIME STORIES




Heartdale Falls





Where Every Day Feels Like Saturday
and
Every Night Is Friday Night




A DAY IN THE LIFE
(Episode 10)



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BEDTIME STORIES



In days of yore and all through time there has always been a Daddy B.B and Red Polka Dot Girl.




After the last bit of ham has been torn off the bone and the last marshmallow
has been picked from the sweet potato casserole and there's simply no
cherry pie left, the Greater Heartfelt family has come to grips with the fact 
that it's time to go home. It's been a great party but tomorrow is another busy day, so,
as the moon shines over Heartdale Falls, the family makes its way to the car and  home.
Daddy B.B. only hopes there's enough ham left for tomorrow's
breakfast of ham and eggs.



After the kitchen has been cleaned, it's time for a little TV, but
soon enough they all pass out.




Before turning in, Red Polka Dot Girl wants to check the email.
Hoodie The Sports Guy is going to spend a month at Baseball Camp in Maine where 
Grey Hoodie Boy is a counselor. Wouldn't it be a blast to rent a cottage in Maine 
while Hootie is in camp? So she has written to Marge Grindle, a friend of her mother's 
who lives near the Baseball Camp on Little Dear Isle, Maine.
Oh good..... She's replied.
It says,

Dear Red Polka Dot Girl,

   It was so nice to hear from you. How is your mother? I hope
all is well and give my best to her. It's been ages since I've seen her. I am very happy that you want to spend a month here in Maine with your family. It just so happens that Basil and I must spend a
couple of months with his mother in Florida. 
She is recovering from a fall and we want to make sure she feels well. 
That means our 'Summer House' at Sylvester Cove will be available during August.
 It's small ( 2 bedrooms) but cute as a button and it's on the shore. 
We would love it if you and your family could stay there.....Any interest?

                                          All my best oxox
                                          Marge






Well, of course they are interested. Red Polka Dot Girl has the kids jump in
bed for a bedtime story. One of the kid's favorite books is 
One Morning In Maine, by Robert McCloskey.
Red Polka Dot Girl is more than happy to read it to them because it was her favorite book when she was a little girl.




After story time and the kids are tucked into their beds, it's finally time
for some much needed sleep.
Good Night everybody, maybe we'll see you all in Maine.




THE END





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