This past winter, in Westbrook, Maine, we had a large ice disc form in a river. People were fascinated, including me.

I had seen pictures and reports of the ice disc and I felt the need to see it for myself. My daughter wanted to see it too. One day we took the hour-long drive to check out this natural phenomenon and we were not disappointed. It was possibly a once-in-a-lifetime event.

In the center of a river was a giant disc made of ice, rotating! My daughter and I chuckled at the seagulls who had caught a ride on this natural merry-go-round. We gave the birds voices and had them talking about this fun amusement park ride they had discovered. We took silly “ice disc selfies” and took dozens of photos from a variety of angles. Local restaurants named drinks and sandwiches after the ice disc and the local office building tolerated sight-seers climbing to the top of their parking garage to get a better look.

When my daughter and I saw news reports about Maine’s disc on the national and foreign news shows, we felt like we had experienced a brush with fame. We had seen the famous Westbrook, Maine ice disc!

This past winter, in Westbrook, Maine, we had a large ice disc form in a river. People were fascinated, including me.

I had seen pictures and reports of the ice disc and I felt the need to see it for myself. My daughter wanted to see it too. One day we took the hour-long drive to check out this natural phenomenon and we were not disappointed. It was possibly a once-in-a-lifetime event.

In the center of a river was a giant disc made of ice, rotating! My daughter and I chuckled at the seagulls who had caught a ride on this natural merry-go-round. We gave the birds voices and had them talking about this fun amusement park ride they had discovered. We took silly “ice disc selfies” and took dozens of photos from a variety of angles. Local restaurants named drinks and sandwiches after the ice disc and the local office building tolerated sight-seers climbing to the top of their parking garage to get a better look.

When my daughter and I saw news reports about Maine’s disc on the national and foreign news shows, we felt like we had experienced a brush with fame. We had seen the famous Westbrook, Maine ice disc!

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