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12 Aug
We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part two)

We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part two)

Lincolnville, Maine While we were camping at Camden Hills State Park I read an article in the Bangor Daily News about a blog called swimmaine.com.  This useful new blog is dedicated to recommending and documenting great swims in the great state of Maine.  It motivated me to get some more swim in during our New England expedition.  Luckily, towards the end of our trip one of our co-campers discovered a great little beach for swimming about 5 miles north of the park on U.S. Route 1. Our group decided to head to Lincolnville Beach for our last... Read More
09 Aug
We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part one)

We looked at the swim and we jumped right in…(part one)

For me, summer and swimming have always gone hand in hand.  Summer begins with the first ocean swim and ends with the last ocean swim.  I have always marked my summers this way and have often stretched the end of the season into late October. When I lived two blocks from the beach I tried to swim after work every evening until I couldn’t bear the cold anymore.  Since the campers were born I try to get as much swim in as possible–but my nightly ritual has been replaced by stories and songs.  Not a bad deal at all!  Luckily for me,... Read More
08 Aug
Coastal Children’s Museum: Rockland, Maine

Coastal Children’s Museum: Rockland, Maine

One morning in Camden Hills started out gray and rainy, so we immediately went to the indoor activities list and this was on the top based on a couple of recommendations. There was barely a sign announcing this museum’s presence off to the side of an old shipping yard and next to the abandoned railroad tracks. It looked tiny and sort of ad hoc, so I was quite surprised at the amount of thought and charm that was packed into this place. It easily kept the kids active and engaged for a couple of hours. But let me pause here and grumble... Read More

Grownups’ Night Out: The Pearl in Rockland, Maine

Here are a few of the choice comments that I receive on a near-daily basis about having twins:1. God Bless You! 2. Better you than me! 3. My, don’t you have your hands full! 4. I don’t know how you do it!I think this kind of constant reaction from people has sort of deep down convinced me that my children really are too much of a handful for the average babysitter. Not that many people have ever offered to watch my children just for the hay of it, but when they do, you sort of think, “Are you serious? Do you know what you... Read More
01 Aug
A Train Ride Into the Past: Boothbay Railway Village

A Train Ride Into the Past: Boothbay Railway Village

www.railwayvillage.org Boothbay, Maine While touring around Boothbay we also took in the Boothbay Railway Village.  We bought our train tickets and headed out back to check out the pond and some of the old trains and fire engines that were on display behind the station.  The boys loved climbing up on those fire engines and running around on the lawn and at the edge of the pond. They got to climb up on old John Deere tractors and play around in old rail cars. When the time came to board the train we all grabbed seats and headed into the next... Read More
30 Jul
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, Maine

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, Maine

Boothbay, Maine Your average person gets a little funny about dropping serious coin to look at some pretty flowers. And while you may not be shocked to pay 15 bucks a ticket at Longwood Gardens–it is outside of Philadelphia and has been there for a gazillion years–12 dollar tickets at the new botanical garden in Maine can give you a mild case of whiplash. Trust me on this one: pay the money for the ticket. They could charge a lot more. We showed up at the Botanical gardens thinking we would have our picnic lunch and check out the... Read More

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