I say "we" liberally, we're not technically in Eastport, we're over on the other, other side. But we're closer to the Eastport side of town, so folks around here throw their allegiance to the Maritime Republic. And that's why we gathered out on the shores of Spa Creek this weekend to cheer on our team in the Annual Tug-O-War across the creek.
(a view across to enemy territory)our local newpaper:
"They are the oppressors and we are the liberators," said Travaglini, part of MRE's revolutionary council. "We picked the method of the battle. We are a peaceful people and this is our sport of choice. We do not raise our kids to play baseball or football. When our kids are old enough, they get a piece of rope and they go out in the backyard to learn to tug."
Good times! And aside from live music by Zach's favorite band (The Eastport Oyster Boys) -- the event raises lots of money for local charities. And they hold other fun events throughout the year like the .05K run that takes 35 seconds to complete. That's my kind of marathon! These are my people.