Friday, July 15, 2011

I love road trips

My husband and I are headed to Maine for a long-awaited week’s vacation. Oh yes, and you can bet that George will be with us. Maine is one of his favorite places to visit. The cottage we rented has no internet service, so this will be the last post for a week.

I think I’m really going to miss you.

But I’m planning on having a wonderful time. I’m going to be meeting up with Lili, whose blog, {Fearless Nesting}, I’ve been reading for a couple of years.

Here’s a couple of photos from last year’s trip.



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View from the car window while descending Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park.



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The view from the front lawn of the rental house. The same mountain that you see above is in the clouds there on the right. I loved the house where we stayed and you can see photos of it here:

Where we stayed for the week – June 2010



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I had never before used a kayak and discovered something I now love. I need to do it more.



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Jordan Pond and The Bubbles.

If you’re thinking that they look like something familiar, you’re absolutely correct.

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I’m hoping that the place we rented is going to be a good one. You never know until you get there, you know - but even if it’s not – hey, we’ll still be in Maine.

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And meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .



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My husband shot this yesterday evening. We’re going to miss the little hummingbirds while we’re away.

Speaking of which, blogging friend Ellen sent me a link to an interesting video taken by a photographer who noticed that the migrating hummingbirds seemed to be attracted to the red stripe running along his camera strap. He decided to try a little experiment and the results are amazing.

Hand-feeding hummingbirds



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See you next week, everyone ~
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41 comments:

Cloudia said...

See you next week, George & Co




Aloha from Waikiki;

My posts seem to be updating again!!!! Hooray!

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Mary said...

Have a marvelous time!!! Hope you get some nice cool weather -- it's supposed to be stinkin' hot down here...

Can't wait to see all the pics you return with. LOVE that hummingbird pic!
xoxo

Brandy Marie said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you have a wonderful trip. _B

Oliag said...

Have a wonderful week up there Kate! I wish we were going up this week too so that I could meet you but we aren't going until August as usual...

The Maine Grind coffee shop on Main St in Ellsworth has free internet and is a really neat place if you want to check your email....

{ T G L } said...

That's a near-perfect hummingbird shot. Wow!

And the lakes look lovely and cooling. Enjoy your trip!

This Good Life

lilabraga said...

Such lovely pictures...awesome post!
xxx
lila

Bonnie said...

Have a wonderful time Pat. I think you are in for great weather in the northeast all of next week!
That kayaking looks very appealing.

A New England Life said...

I wish you and your husband a great vacation! Goodness knows you need it.

Again, wish we could meet but I'm glad you'll at least be meeting one other blogger. The weather looks to be winning for the first half of your vacation. My husband is on vaca as well but we'll be staying home. What's new.

Thank you for reminding me to make hummingbird food!

Sharon

Daryl said...

Travel safe, I will miss you .. xo

Gone Country said...

I hope you have a great time! Will miss your posts but look forward to the photos and stories when you return, woot!

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos of Maine! I'm so glad you found a place and are going again this summer. (No camping out, I hope!) Have a lovely trip. I'll be looking forward to lots of new photos when you return.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Absolutely stunning. Have a wonderful trip and look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

CJ xx

p.s. I've put this post on my Blog Promotions page

Richard said...

Id like to invite everyone to read a blog post today of a woman who joined the old order Mennonite church from the outside. I'm extremely lucky in publishing her very first, and most likely last post on Amish Stories. A lot of work was involved in her getting permission to be even able to write anything on the internet, and permission was given by her bishop. So please stop by and read about a woman who gave-up her car and other worldly possessions for the person that she loved. Richard from Amish Stories.

On the Road Again said...

Hope you have a wonderful time. We are heading out next week for Door County, WI and Traverse City, MI. Our air card doesn't work up in the boonies, but I am kinda glad cause I am not tempted to sit at the PC instead of going out and enjoying the place.

WPgirl said...

Have a safe and wonderful vacation. Looking forward to hearing about it when you return.

beth said...

have the best time EVER !!
i'm almost giddy for you....i understand that excitement running through your veins !!
xo

Deb said...

have a great trip....love the photos...

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beep when you ride past Exit 36 ~ Old Orchard Beach/Saco and I'll wave!

Have a blast!

missing moments said...

Safe travels ... i'll be jealous for a while until we go in September!
Look forward to all the beautiful pics!

Carolynn said...

Have a great time!! And, remember, whatever happens - You're not sleeping in a tent!! Yay!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful scenes from last year - have fun this year!

Snappy Di said...

Enjoy Maine as I know you always do... and come back with lots of eye candy photos for us to see! :-)

Di

Jan's camera said...

That was an amazing video. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

God speed and come home safely, all of you.

Ellen said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip.

Lili said...

Yay!!! So excited to finally get to meet you!! xoxo ~Lili

Hilary said...

Have a blast....and tell Lili I said hey.
I am SO JEALOUS. :)
And of course will miss you.

candis said...

Woohoo, roadtrip! Have lots of fun. Can't wait to hear about your adventures when you get back.

(Amazing hummingbird photos by Mr! And that video was amazing.)

Bluebird49 said...

Hey-it's not going to be camping! Yay!! You found the perfect (non-camping) spot--if it's anything like last year. I'm happy for you--and a bit sad for me--but you deserve it a lot more, I am pretty sure!
Have fun, and have George--a must-have!
I'll miss your posts everday.:(

Karen said...

Have a wonderful week in Maine!!......looking forward to new pics, enjoying these from last year. I love kayaking, it's great exercise and peaceful gliding along the water.

Deb said...

I cannot wait until you post more, stunning photos of Maine. But don't rush back....it would mean your vacation ended....and I want you to thoroughly enjoy every cool, sweater wearing, minute of it!
xoxo

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh, I probably already missed you, but have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see the gorgeous Maine photos when you get back. xoxo

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Enjoy your time away, and we look forward to hearing all about your trip when you return.

Safe travels.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Wonderful pictures to leave us with.

Have fun, be safe and we'll enjoy the pictures when you return.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Have a blast!! Hope you somehow avoided all the traffic on the NJ turnpike, although I am not sure that is even possible... Can't wait to see the photos! :)

tj said...

...Hope you're having a blast and we miss you! :o)

...Be safe and have fun!

...X's and blessings too. :o)

Ann On and On... said...

I love road trips too. (See my last post.) I look forward to seeing all the special moments you captured.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

MAINE !!!!!!

my FAVORITE place....ever


have a blast !!!
i'll miss you...see you when you get HOME....

hugs to George

sending love,
kary and teddy
xx

Frank Baron said...

Hope you're having a fine time. Thanks for the nifty hummingbird link.

deb colarossi said...

I hope with all of my heart this trip filled your heart and soul.

Regardless, I'm sure you'll fill mine with photos - can't wait.

I have missed you and then some. Too many kidlets and assorted friends and soccer , and family ick stuff.

sigh...

but blessed. always.

xoxo

Jill of All Trades said...

Safe and fun journey. We are heading to Maine in October, our first time in the area. Looking forward to the beauty but not the heights. Yikes...that first picture would put men in the floorboard of the car!