john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,228 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Travel Haiku - Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, United States)


Maine Lobster Festival
we gawk at each other before
disassembling the lobsters

Maine Lobster Festival
picking every bit of the crustacean
the accuracy of its spincers

Approximately ten tons of fresh lobster and other seafood are prepared annually at Rockland's Maine Lobster Festival (July 29 - Aug 2) , an event that packs in small-town fun and big entertainment. Activities abound at this crustacean celebration: The requisite parade and Maine Sea Goddess Pageant are always fun, but to work off the extra butter-dipped calories, enter the 10K race or the Lobster Crate Race, where contestants attempt to navigate a string of 50 partially submerged lobster crates before plunging into the chilly Atlantic Ocean. Past musical acts have included Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks.

Submitted: Friday, July 03, 2009
Edited: Friday, July 03, 2009

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  • Rookie Val Morehouse (7/4/2009 11:32:00 AM)

    Did they cook them by steaming them in barrels of seaweed with clams, potatoes, and corn? That's how we used to do it on Cape Cod. And never forget Woody Allen getting chased around the kitchen by a feisty lobster in Annie Hall! Got a new one from the west coast called Under the Vine and Fig. Take a taste.

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