Month: November 2018

41 Years of Adventure!

Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. This photo is from our first trip to Alaska. We had such a good time we’ve been back two more times, and are going again next summer. 

We are looking forward to quite a few more years of adventuring. 

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. Kathy and Steve joined us and Kathy provided assistance to the chef, making her own specialties. Everything was delicious. Dinner was on the table by 6pm !!!

The Turkey was a work of art:



Guest Blog by Natasha

Hi Everybody!!!  Natasha here.  I haven’t been allowed to do a Guest Blog for a long time.  I think they were afraid of what I’d have to say about that pesky Stitch … the interloper in my Princess Life.  But today I have some Really Really Really Important News. I am Seven Years Old today !!! It’s my Birthday. Time to celebrate 🎉.  I’m still waiting for my presents, and cake and ice cream too. I’m sure it is coming. I wanted a new Princess Tiara, but I think they are saving that for Christmas. 

What else can I tell you about me?  I’m still very cute. I like to snuggle and cuddle. What’s that you say, “Am I well behaved?”  Well that depends on your definition of being good. Maybe I do want to jump in people’s laps and kiss them. But what’s wrong with that?  Oh, the barking – well that’s not really my fault. HE starts it …

That’s my brother Stitch … also known as the giant slug. He sleeps a lot.  I get so tired of hearing “awww look at Stitchy, isn’t he cute.”  He’s not freaking cute!  He’s just a sluggo. He only wakes up when someone comes in the driveway so he can start barking. And I am the one who gets in trouble. Sheesh … brothers!


And here is another example.  Notice I am the one at attention, stalking that squirrel on the railing. What is he doing?  Just lounging like usual.  What’s that?  You wanna know what that roll is above my tail?  Don’t worry about it, I’m on a new workout program!






I don’t have much more to say. Except I want to shout out to my Sister Hannah. She sent me my very own Birthday Greeting today. Hey, it’s her birthday too!!! Happy Birthday Hannah.  


Thanks for visiting my Guest Blog!  I want to share a few more pics … of me!  I’m stunning, I know.  These photos were taken before He-who-shall-not-be-named arrived on the scene.  He gets to be in all the photos now cause he’s so cute (confession … he is kinda cute, just not quite as cute as me).


And, we had snow today for my Birthday. I love snow!!!

First Snowfall

We enjoyed a few inches of snow on Friday. Not enough to be troubling, but it was pretty while it was snowing.  There is still some on the ground but it is melting since it was sunny today – but only 34 degrees. 

The dogs get reacquainted with snow




The realities of of snow and ice – this was today before we made a trip to Home Depot:


Voting in Maine

A first for us. As official Maine Citizens, we exercised our right to vote today. We may have cancelled each other out in some races, but we voted!

Heading out to vote … a rainy fall day


The parking lot was full! But the line to vote was short, as most were hanging out and visiting with each other


The Town Hall, where the citizens of Northport vote


Official State of Maine Ballot – much shorter than ballots in Florida


We resisted the goodies, but made a donation to the Children’s Christmas Outreach

Acadia … Day One, 17 October 2018

Here are the photos from our first day at Acadia National Park. It was kind of a miserable day … rainy and cold.  Due to the crazy weather patterns during the summer, fall colors were on the spotty side.  Some areas of great beauty, but still lots of trees that had not turned.  We still enjoyed our scenic drive, although we had to forgo the 10 mile hike we had planned ;).  Here is a sampling of what we saw.




Lou was able to get a good shot of this fishing cabin with his zoom and mega pixel camera:











Rather dreary views from the top of Cadillac Mountain.  It was raining harder, and the wind was blowing blowing blowing. We called it a day and headed back to the hotel, in time for a nap and dinner.  One more day to come … will we see the sunshine?