Wayyyy back in June of 1984 I just got out of Coast Guard boot camp and my first unit was the Coast Guard Cutter Spar in South Portland, ME. My favorite thing about living in Maine was just that, living in Maine. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful state in this country and the most wonderful people. The islands of Maine are absulutely beautiful and I've been to a few. My favorite things about Maine are the seafood, expecially lobster, steamed clams and raw oysters, the beautiful scenery, Old Orchard Beach, no traffic (at least not in '84 and '85), L.L. Bean, Portland Head lighthouse, bars, clean air, restaurants and again, the people, Bar Harbor, Rockland and the accent is kinda funny too. I would love to go back there someday.