At Home with the Loons

First and foremost, thanks to everyone for their very kind comments regarding my “Canadian Summer Series.”  There is nothing so gratifying to one who loves writing and photography than for someone to say “You took me there.” Every last one of your comments were a welcome companion as I charted my solo course through unfamiliar territory.

On a recent visit to the local Chinese Food take out joint, I received an amusing question in my fortune cookie Continue reading

Border to Border

So here I sit at another border altogether, trying to figure out how to catch the blog up to “real time.” Yes, it’s behind, but I was determined to finish all the posts I had started while meandering through Mexico. To those readers who stuck with me through two months of making Mexican memories, I thank you.

And now, I’m knocking on the door of our northern neighbor, Canada, knowing that as soon as I cross the border into the “Land of Marginal Internet,” the blog is going to be behind again. Continue reading

Alternative Acadia Adventures

It’s not all about hiking at Acadia. Even the most avid of hikers needs a break occasionally to shift the nurturing from the soul to that of the soles!

Nice flat ride along Eagle Lake

My favorite way to air out the hiking boots is to rent a bike for the day and ride Acadia’s carriage roads,45 miles of broken-stone roads built between 1913 and 1940 as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr. Continue reading

Great to be back “home” again!

View from “Great Head” hiking trail

In as much as San Miguel de Allende in Mexico feels like my “home away from home,”  it has mostly been a winter destination for me, celebrating Thanksgiving or New Years with family there in years past.  But as for a favorite summer destination, Acadia National Park could certainly qualify as “my summer home.” Continue reading