Fort Monroe: a Hidden Gem of History

At first glance, you would think that Fort Monroe is like any other fort.  A big stone fortress, with guns and rooms, that musty old smell of history.  But once you start reading about the purpose it served, you realize what an important job it had.  It isn’t like a lot of forts that serve…

The other Fort Knox!

I am going to do this one with little commentary…pictures are worth a thousand words. Down we go! Down, Around OVER and… THROUGH! Just don’t get stuck inside! And when we were done…we headed to the local farmer’s market!

Dark Skies!

G and I went to the Acadia Night Skies event where we got to listen to speaker Dava Sobel.  Ms Sobel is a writer who specializes in Scientific topics.  She wrote ‘The Glass Universe’ about the ladies of the Harvard observatory.   G even got to meet Dava up close and personal, after asking her the…

CHOO CHOO! ALL ABOARD!

WHAT LUCK!  G and I had waited all summer to take the Downeast Historical Railroad, because it only ran on Saturdays and Sundays.  I didn’t have any weekends to spare.  As luck would have it, my generous boss rerouted my days off and we were able to have one last weekend before the campgrounds closed. …

Katahdin, from a distance

We drove to Katadhin Woods and Waters before leaving Acadia for the last time. It was an afternoon trip which would have been better had the rental car company actually got us the car on time.  Missed out on a whole day and a half. The views were magnificent, but since it is such a…