Sunday, July 24, 2011

Somewhere Over Kansas

We are 1150 miles into the trip with 450 to go. A few small bumps here and there, but pretty good so far up here at 29,000 feet.

Temperature I'm the ground in Denver should be I'm the 80s. Positively chilly!


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Another Beach Day!

Apparently the powers that be have decided Kevin and I are best suited for watching the kids at the beach among the lust of wedding prep chores. Tough duty!


Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Lunch Kids

Enjoying a table by the window at Federal Jack's. Good food, good beer, great kids!


Enjoying the Maine Life

Maine - 2011

The family has gathered here in Maine for another summer vacation.  We've had 30 or so years up here so far in various houses near Kennebunkport.  As a neighbor said yesterday, "Oh you've got Maine blood in you now."

We can find things to do on days that are a bit cool and gray like yesterday.  A bit of shopping in Freeport or Kittery, some biking or a quick, fully-clothed run on the beach all fill the day nicely.  Take out lobster dinner, reading books, debating reality TV and watching kids play Wii rounds out the evening.

There will be a better day for the beach, a warmer night to go to town.  After 30 years we know that it's ok to sit at home for a night.  It's part of the reason we're here.

image from My brother Matt, who's getting married to his sweetheart Heidi this week, and I talked about the pull of Maine on our family last week.  We agreed it's a romance with a place.  WIth the tight clean lines of the houses, the gray rocks and cold water along the beaches, the colorful shops, good beer and crowded sidewalks.  It's where we come to renew and recharge, take photos and listen to music, write in journals and devour novels.

The air is cleaner, the people more open, the sunsets just a little bit brighter. Sure there are mosquitoes, and racoons in the trash and family all on top of each other, but it's ok because we're here in a place we all came to love in our own way and time. 

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Google Street View Car

Just outside Hartford, CT on our way to Maine and look what we saw!


Google Street View Car

Just outside Hartford, CT on our way to Main and look what we saw!