The Maine Diaries

I worked this morning…aarrgghhh…

I worked this morning…and not that I wanted to, but because I had to do it. I left work last week with two things not finished for my October workshop…both things are needed now because my staff can’t […]

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Parking Meters?!? 

We went to Jeanie’s for breakfast with a plan to walk The Shore Path afterward. It’s a sweet little path that begins at the dock by the Bar Harbor Inn. It winds around the town past the backyards […]

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Downeast Day 

Our first full day here is what we call a “Downeast day.” That means we stay at the cottage all day. Easing into vacation is always a treat after the craziness of getting ready to leave, finally leaving […]

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The Holy Donut

Portland in the morning is busy! Since our first trip here – maybe 10 years ago –  the city has grown more and more vibrant. We didn’t eat breakfast except to go The Holy Donut. I think those donuts – […]

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Started today with a little something to eat at the Howard Johnson’s free breakfast…

Started today with a little something to eat at the Howard Johnson’s free breakfast…one of the worst “breakfast included” meals I’ve ever had – some yogurt and oatmeal. Then Joseph and I went into Portsmouth. We walked around […]

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The Journey Begins…

The journey begins. Or as one of my friends calls it, my annual pilgrimage to our happy place.  We were already packed so all we had to do was pack the car, turn off the water, water my […]

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Catholic Good Girl?

This is one of my favorite days on vacation – the day I call my “Catholic Good Girl” day. It’s the day Joseph and I drive north to Winter Harbor and go to Mass at the tiny St. […]

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The Mile High Club?

When two people engage in sexual activity in a plane traveling a mile above the earth, they become members of the mile high club. I’m wondering if that same moniker applies if the “mile high” is a mountain. […]

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Anchors Aweigh!

  The weather cooled down and, normally, Joseph and I would be heading for an early morning hike. However, instead we’re going to the village of Northeast Harbor for a boat ride with friends Peter and Joan. Joanie […]

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Finally Some Relief!

Those few hazy-hot-humid days were too hot to do anything strenuous, like long hikes. Today, finally there was some relief in the form of a slight break in the heat.  It was still too humid to enjoy something […]

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Where’s The Air??

H-H-H – Hazy, Hot and Humid – that’s the weather we left in Philly…what’s it doing Downeast?? Here’s the thing: Downeast Maine, just before at Labor Day, is supposed to mean 75 degrees during the day, with a chill […]

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Blueberries and LOBSTA Saves the Day

Crisp air, wild blueberries, lobster, and hiking – that’s  Maine is all about…at least for me. But this year is different. Our day started as most do here – with a bowl of fresh blueberries. There’s something about […]

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