Good Sunday morning to you!! I don’t even know where to begin sharing about our trip. Our time in Maine so far has been full but relaxing. For starters, we’ve taken the boat out on the lake, made s’mores, hiked Blue Hill Mountain, toured the picturesque town of Castine, and biked Schoodic Point. Our Blue Hill Mountain hike was more exciting than we had anticipated when we “lost” two of our kids on the way up. They’d gone on ahead of us, and when they
The whole biking thing came about because I was looking for alternatives to running that give me some cardio action and a physical activity I can do outside. I have no desire to exercise on cardio equipment at the gym or work out to a video in my living room. It makes me feel like a gerbil on its wheel. I didn’t immediately love the bike, although I did see the draw. It’s fast so you can cover a lot
This edition of Saturday Coffee Talk is being broadcast from the great state of Maine! Warning: you are about to be bombarded by vacation pictures. You have been warned. I took this photo our first morning waking up at the lake. I took this with my Moto X that I’m testing as part of the #VZWBuzz program. Pretty impressive, yes? We’ve had quite an eventful trip already. It all started last Saturday when I was on my way to The Color Run and
The weather has taken a turn for the worse, but not to be deterred, we took the two oldest kids on a tour of the Schoodic Penninsula. After a rather underwhelming lunch in Winter Harbor (note to self: stick with the old standby next time), we made our way down to the point where the angry surf pounded the stony coast. Windy much? The kids didn’t mind. And who would? For views like this, we didn’t mind braving the elements.
The best thing about Maine, besides the decadent lobster and the gorgeous coastal views, is that much of the state remains untouched by the commercial monotony that characterizes the modern American landscape. I used to entertain myself on long trips by scoping out the various stores and restaurants located along the way. At one time, even common store chains were still pretty much relegated to a particular area of the country. It was fun to visit new places and discover what was
One of the best parts about vacationing with my family in Maine is the free babysitting. My parents are always willing to watch whichever kids we don’t care to accompany us on any given outing. We often take one or two of our older kids and go hiking or sight-seeing, but at least once on the trip we try to fit in some time for ourselves. Wednesday night we went out for dinner at a quaint restaurant in Bar Harbor