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Adventure explore Time to Play Maine Stay An old family vacation spot is bound to have changed after the passing of decades. Or is it? By John Grossmann Some of our happiest childhood vacation memories should never be tampered with. That’s what I thought as I studied a framed photograph taken by my father of a lighthouse at a storied Maine resort. The picture is nearly half a century old, and it stands as a visual imprint of a special place where three generations of my family vacationed starting in the early 1960s. Now I’m returning to Sebasco Harbor Resort, wary that the good old days and good old ways of this 82-year-old family resort might have disappeared, along with my youth. Some traditions have lapsed. Folks no longer dress for dinner, and families don’t head for their assigned table in the dining hall. Gone from the menu are old standards like fruit cup and chilled vichyssoise. The staff no longer treats guests to water ballet shows in the seaside saltwater pool. New ownership, I discover, has made improve- ★ photos (from top) courtesy of sebasco harbor resort and john grossmann ments. A fullservice spa awaits. The new Pilot House restaurant offers a splendid view of the boatfilled harbor, and thanks to the northsouth jut of the coastal peninsula, stunning sunsets as well. Menus emphasize fresh local ingredients such as Damariscotta oysters and artisanal cheeses and honey. The original and rather dowdy nine-hole golf course has been remade, with seven challenging new holes carved from forested land on the resort’s 550 acres. The original first two holes remain, including the Top: Sebasco Harbor Resort Above: Writer John Grossmann (front and center) vacationing there with his family in 1965. JUNE 2013 45

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - June 2013

US Airways - June 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Outdoor Music Venues
Hub Crawl: Los Angeles International Airport
Wine & Dine: Infused Spirits
Great Tastes: B.B. King's Blues Clubs
Diversions: Beer Gardens
Great Escapes: Hard Rock Hotels
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando Resort
Diversions: Seven Super Spas
Adventure: Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine
Golf: Billy Casper
Gear Up: Family Games
Travel Feature: The Lure of the Lake
US Airways: All in the Family
Chefs Tell: Sea Fire Grill
Charlotte, NC
Special Section: Los Angeles Arts
Must Read: Color Blind
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - June 2013