July 26, 2015

Greetings from Maine! #FamilyTravelDiary

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...
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July 18, 2015

Greetings from Maine!

We made it! We got in around dinnertime last night, and we hadn’t even unloaded the car before I started snapping pictures. It was perfect timing because the sun was just beginning to set on the lake. I’ve been up since 5AM, and I’ve already had my first run. Our camp (everyone in Maine calls...
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April 2, 2015

Hello from Arizona!

It’s as beautiful as I remember. Everything got off to a great start. Our travel down was fairly uneventful, the resort is gorgeous, the weather is perfect, and everyone was in good spirits. We got in late Tuesday night, and yesterday we enjoyed breakfast with a view before we settled down by one of several...
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October 20, 2014

Homeward Bound!

We’re getting ready to pack to leave Turks & Caicos and I realized I’ve hardly posted any pictures since we’ve been here. They’re all on Instagram… and of course there are many more in my phone and on our camera for later use as I write up some blog posts on our experience. But I...
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July 31, 2014

And then I fell in love with cycling.

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...
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July 26, 2014

Greetings from Maine! #FamilyTravelDiary

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...
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November 23, 2009

Visiting Disney at Christmastime #FamilyTravelDiary

Nobody does vacation like Disney.  They think of every little detail — right down to the hand soap with Mickey on it and the clear plastic covers that fit perfectly on paper plates for meals to go.  Everything has a meticulous system, and everything runs like clockwork.  Parades and shows start on time.  Every. Time. ...
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November 20, 2009

Hoop-Dee-Doo Review #FamilyTravelDiary

Tonight we said good-bye to Disney in style — my mom treated our family to tickets to the Hoop-De-Doo Review, a Disney tradition for many, but my first time ever attending the event. We took a ferry boat over to the Ft. Wilderness campground. I think it’s safe to say we enjoyed the show. It...
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April 23, 2008

Disney, blah blah blah…

So tell me, honestly, are you sick and tired of hearing about Disney?  Because I won’t go on and on if you’ve heard enough.  I went back and looked at my posts, and they certainly are the Cliff’s Notes version.  But I feel like I may be beating a dead horse to go back and...
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August 23, 2007

Maine Vacation: Jordan Pond House

This is probably the last installment in my Maine Vacation posts for this year.  We will be leaving for home before daylight on Saturday morning, so tomorrow is our designated packing/cleaning/resting day. Today we went to my very favorite of all favorite Maine daytrip destinations, the Jordan Pond House. This excerpt from the Jordan Pond...
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August 22, 2007

Maine Vacation: Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

Today we took a trip to Fort Knox and the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge.  For the past several years, we have watched the progress on this amazing new bridge, and earlier this year the construction was finally completed. There is an observatory in one of the pylons, which are designed to resemble the Washington Monument,...
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August 21, 2007

Maine Vacation: Green Lake

Every year our family vacations at Green Lake in Maine. We’re fortunate that our family has a place up there, but there are homes for rent. This is a lovely, quiet lake for those who want to get off the beaten path. The towns of Ellsworth (to the south) and Bangor (to the north) are...
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