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 both print and digital media. I write the copy, and have taken all the photos we use on our website and marketing materials. I’ve gone from being a “snapshot taker” to a serious photographer.
The crowning point of our experience here has been the time spent with people from all over the world. We have met so many fascinating folks, and hosted guests from every continent except Antarctica. There was a gentleman from South Africa who was also
an innkeeper, but on a game preserve where they offered Land Rover rides to experience lions and Cape buffalo. Or the English couple we met on their first visit to Maine, and then a couple of years later shared a Sunday afternoon bottle of wine with them on our back lawn. We look forward to the guests who return annually, like the family from California who visit their Maine relatives every summer. Their kids were toddlers when we first met, and are now in college and grad school. Or the gentleman from Connecticut who brought his wife home to Wilton every summer, as he promised her family he would when they married and moved away. The list is nearly endless.
Have I forgotten to mention that we live in “God’s Country?” Wilson Lake is incredibly stunning in every season. We listen to the call of loons, enjoy kayaking and swimming from our dock, and the foliage around
the lake is breathtaking in the fall. While winter always dramatically changes the landscape, one year the lake froze over before the snow fell, and Tom had the magi- cal experience of skating from one end to the other, a distance of over two miles! Just up the road, Mt. Blue State Park and the surrounding peaks are a great place to hike and explore. We enjoy skiing at Black Mountain in Rumford, only a half-hour drive, and Titcomb Mountain next door in Farmington is the kind of place you can drop your kids on Saturday morning and pick them up in the afternoon. Our youngest son practically lived there when we first moved to town. If you prefer more towering slopes, Maine’s three largest and loftiest ski areas are just an hour away. Also in Farmington, the University of Maine offers concerts and lectures, and has an art gallery, all which are open to the community at large. This is really a sensational setting in which to live and raise a family.
But all things in life have a season, and we’d like to slow down and chase our grandchildren across the country. We’ve been blessed to live in such a fabulous community, and to be stewards to Wilson Lake Inn, but the time has come to pass the keys to a new owner. If you’ve been dreaming of this lifestyle, and would like to know a little more, give us a call at Wilson Lake Inn. 207-645-3721. Ask for Tom or Susan. ✬

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