2020 has been the worst year ever – right? Watching 2020 unfold was like watching porn. First it was titillating, then it felt unseemly, and lastly you got a sinking feeling in the pit in your stomach like you get two minutes after wolfing down a quarter pounder and large fry. No happy ending, so… Read More 2020 in Review – Dec 2020
This may be our swan song post from New England while living here. With our house for sale but under contract, we have a lot of moving parts in our lives at the moment. We have, though, been able to travel with friends from the Massachusetts coast in Salem, MA, into sea coastal NH, and along… Read More Coastal Maine – July 2019
First, a moment of respect and a thousand points of light for George H. W. Bush. RIP, 41. Please, in the name of all things sacred to young children, DO NOT let your children read this post any further unattended! Parental supervision is highly recommended. Most of us recognize truth as being independent of belief. … Read More Tis the Season – Dec 2018
Almost to the day for me, it has been 3 years since I (we) retired. Oh, how I miss those days of quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly forecasts… And who doesn’t love a well-placed flaming email distributed to the world. After retirement, one is forced to forego the joys and luxury of business travel: cramped… Read More 3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017
The National Park Service was created this month in 1916, one hundred years ago, “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”, and… Read More National Park Service 100th Anniversary – Aug 2016
Best feedbag in Maine! While we had some tremendous meals along our journey, the BEST lobster roll and fried clams came from this food truck parked along Route 1 somewhere in Kennebunk. Fresh and delicious!
You can’t say Freeport, ME without talking about LL Bean, so yes that was our first stop (after the campground). While a visit to LL Bean is like being a kid in a candy store, our campsite wasn’t too shabby. We stayed at the Winslow Park Campground, which is part of a farm that was… Read More Freeport – Sept 2014
Camden offered us a great chance to catch up with friends (thanks to Ken and Helen for hosting a GREAT weekend!). While we camped at Camden Hills State Park, our friends stayed in cabins at Point Lookout (Lincolnville, ME – near Camden), a simply stunning resort (?) where instead of typical hotel rooms, you stay… Read More Camden (ME) – Sept 2014
Between the carriage trails for hiking/biking, the beauty of Mount Desert Island and the stunning Maine coastline for paddling, pristine lakes… well… this is where to be. I paddled out of Seal Cove several times during our stay (there is a quiet public boat ramp there), and it was just beautiful. The carriage trails were… Read More Acadia NP (ME) – Sept 2014
Close to the most eastern most point in Maine (and the US), we camped at Cobscook Bay State Park in Dennysville, ME. What a gorgeous campground, but make sure you come provisioned with EVERYTHING you need – there is nothing around for miles. The views are simply stunning as the campground is located right on… Read More Cobscook Bay SP (ME) – August 2014
The sign at the border of Maine says all out-of-staters have to take an obligatory photo of a moose. This is mine, captured at River Pond, in the shadows of Mount Katahdin. Mount Katahdin as taken from paddling nearby.
Our first day in Baxter State Park, a bit north of Millinocket, ME, brought us some incredible views. We have yet to hike here (the weather has been the warmest of our travels – in the 80’s). We did kayak on Daicey Pond, with Mount Katahdin as a backdrop; will see what tomorrow brings. Mount… Read More Baxter SP (ME) – August 2014