Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Friday, September 28, 2012

Oh the Places We Went: Summer Pics

The Woodsman and I both teach so we're fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling in the summer. Here are a few highlights... 


We made many trips to the farm this summer.  They were all wonderful.  I can't think of another place I love more.  The best part about going home though is reconnecting with my wonderful extended family.  They've made me who I am and I'm so thankful for them.

Water Slides at Idlewild with Auntie H

Family reunion:  Reading Girl and Smiley spent the entire weekend together.

Home Made Slip-N-Slide

The Laundry Fairy adn Flip Flop Girl riding the train at Del Grosso's Amusement Park

Soccer Boy, Smiley and Reading Girl ride the Crazy Mouse

Soccer Boy and the Woodsman getting ready to ride Pharoah's Fury

Flip Flop Girl, Reading Girl and Smiley had a great day together.


Maine is one of our all time favorite places.  I went to Maine as a child, and then brought The Woodsman back for our Honeymoon.  We returned on our 5th anniversary, and then returned this year for our 15th.  It was wonderful to share this beautiful north country with our kids.
Sunset from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Swimming at Sand Beach, Acadia - 53 degree water.  Yikes!

Whale Watching:  We saw a humpback, two minkes and a ton of other animals.

Biking around Eagle Lake, Acadia

Eagle Lake, Acadia

Witch Hole Pond, Acadia

View of Sand Beach from Ocean Trail, Acadia

Kayaking in Frenchman's Bay, Acadia

Tide Pooling, Acadia

The Bubbles at Jordan Pond, Acadia

Carriage Ride to the top of Day Mountain, Acadia

Sunrise on Cadillac Montain, Acadia

Happy 15th!  Here's to 50 more.

Push Harder!

Bass Harbour Light

Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park

Kayaking on Kidney Pond, Baxter SP

Slide Falls, Baxter SP

Pockwampus Painted Rock

Hiking the AT, Baxter SP

Daicey Pond, Baxter SP

Moosehead Lake, Moosehead ME

View of Moosehead Lake from the top of Mt. Kineo

Sunset over Moosehead (Mt. Kineo in the distance)


We also love MA.  We usually stop there for a few days on the way to and from Maine.  This year we went to Cape Cod and to Plymouth.
My beautiful girl:  Truro Headland Light, Cape Code, MA

Headland Light at Truro

The best sunset I've ever seen:  Herring Cove Beach, Cape Cod MA

Womponoag Village at Plymouth Plantation

The English Village at Plymouth Plantation

The Mayflower

Plymouth Rock

Beach Living

No matter what else we do, we always make time to head to Trout Pond, WV and to Assatueague National Seashore.  It's just not summer without them.

Woodland Sprites and Imps, Trout Pond, WV

Sand Castle Building with my boy

Save the Hole Farmer Dan!

There's always time for books:  MockingJay and Spiderwick


Chincoteague Playground:  still a favorite.

Summer wears us out!