Oddly, it isn’t cold outside. We are experiencing one of the warmest winters on record. Today is no exception at 45 degrees and plenty of sunshine. While the winter sports fans are sad due to the lack of snow, the weather reminds some that spring is not far away. Time to start planning your Maine vacation. Perhaps the Maine Flower Show will get you started in thinking spring and be your first visit to Maine for 2012. This is March 7-11 and is one of my favorite events of the spring season. It is easy to while away a day here and makes a perfect start to a girlfriend weekend. Spend time shopping in Freeport, fine dining…and think of spring.