I headed north to Maine for work and found some fun along the way. Here is a glimpse into the trip.
|Paused in MD to see these ladies.
|Gracie played, too.
|The canal in downtown Frederick is very picturesque
|Finally crossed this state off my list
|Killed some Ethiopian with Hannah and Amanda in Mass.
|Walked the breakwater (7/8 mile) out into the Penobscot Bay near Rockland, ME
|I love the fishing / lobster boats so much
|And the rocky coastline...I love that, too
|And the conifer trees on the rocky coastline
|I also love sailboats paired with the rocky coastline
|And sunsets along the water
|Wish the mist hadn't been there so I could have seen the islands in the distance. Did you know there are over 4,600 islands off the coast of Maine?!
|And again with the fishing / lobster boats. I adore them. Oh, and a lighthouse.
|This bog not only looked like high elevation parts of WV (Dolly Sods/Canaan) it also had the same familiar smell.
|This trail, too, reminded me much of the Sods/Canaan.
|Except that trail ends with a view like this where my mountain trails would end with a cliff into a mountain vista.
|Again with the mist... Again with the Hans Zimmer score...
|Downeast Maine, I seriously love you.
|The very rare photo of me attired for work.
|South meets downeast Maine. Because YUM.
|Two 2 lb. lobsters. Do you know how much they cost me? $19.94 that's not too bad at all. And they were delicious.
|Sunrise over the Penobscot Bay.
|A beautiful morning over calm waters...
|...which was great because boat travel was much smoother! Island hopping time.
|Metinic Island owned and managed by USFWS for seabirds - common, arctic, and federally listed roseate terns in particular.
|The Owl's Head lighthouse with schnooner
|(The dreaded bridge in the sunlight.)
I was in the city for the 14th anniversary of 9/11.
|The Irish Rover in Astoria where beer is cheap (for the city) and I got into an argument with the two Irish owners about steeplechase horses...and it earned me a beer on the house!
|Mi hermano y yo.
|A very poor picture of the very best salmon I've ever had. Check out Isabella's on the Upper West Side.
|Empire State showing off at night.
|Technology vs. paper. Everyone biding their time on the subway in some fashion.
|And then I made it home again. Where it was in the 40s (observe our attire) and rained for the first 3 hours I was back.
But it cleared up right before sunset making for a beautiful, beautiful [windy and cold] evening.
|And it was so good to be home with this kid again. I missed him.
|My mountain momma showing off why she's wild, wonderful and almost heaven.