Port City

One of the best things about New England is that everything is centralized. My husband and I live in Manchester New Hampshire. This definitely has challenges, but also allows us opportunities. One of these is the fact that we are only an 1 1/2 hours from Portland Maine. Friday we took full advantage, and tookContinue reading “Port City”

Dreams of The Bold Coast

Tucked away from the tourist traps, Lubec Maine is the type of place that calls to wanderers. The town is tucked into the open edge of the Bay of Fundy. It has always seemed like a place where adventures should start. The town sits of the edge of the United States, looking over towards MaritimeContinue reading “Dreams of The Bold Coast”

Waning Seasons of Change.

It was a dreary day here in New England. The Rainy was coming down, the temperatures have not reached out of the fifties. The air has a chill to it, and I am happy that I had the sense to grab a sweater on my way out this morning. Its was a cold wet afternoonContinue reading “Waning Seasons of Change.”

Thuya Gardens

Thuya Garden One of the places that we visited in Maine last month was the Thuya Gardens. The beautiful Gardens are located On Mount Desert Island.  Located in Northeast Harbor, they surround the Thuya Lodge, the once summer home of Joseph H Curtis. The gardens were built and designed by Charles Savage. The gardens wereContinue reading “Thuya Gardens”

Sea Glass Tribute

It is a small beach and if you blink you’ll miss it. Wedged between two old production factories it faces out towards Lubec Narrows. To the left the old smokehouse stands quiet. Its windows have been boarded up and the worn shingles are separated, falling one by one into the sea. Looking across the narrowsContinue reading “Sea Glass Tribute”

On The Edge of the World

Lubec Maine is a tiny town that is tucked into the most eastern part of the United States. Bordered by Canada, many people know it because of West Quoddy Head Light. Yet there is so much more to Lubec. It is a tiny town that is reinventing itself. I went there as a child andContinue reading “On The Edge of the World”

A Bit of Travel Advice.

Most people flock to the big destinations. To theme parks and bustling cities and national parks. Yet very few people spend the time to really enjoy a place. Slow down, and leave the schedule open. Give yourself the opportunity to wander. So many people rush their vacations, and this has always seemed wrong to me.Continue reading “A Bit of Travel Advice.”

Finding a Way Forward

Dedicated to Gayle Ann O’Connell To tell you the truth I don’t even know where to start. Almost a month ago, my Mother passed away from Congestive Heart Failure. She left us on a rainy June morning, catching us all by surprise. The paramedics couldn’t get her heart going. Her health over the last sixContinue reading “Finding a Way Forward”

Clamshell Alley Dreaming

It was a three day weekend in July when I snuck away. Work was wearing me thin, and I was in desperate need of new scenery to lift my spirits. As soon as the car was packed, Ed and I jumped on 95 North. We passed through Manchester, towards the seacoast finally passing under aContinue reading “Clamshell Alley Dreaming”