Tag: outing

Sunburned, Exhausted, and Elated

We had the best day today! We packed up the family Buick and headed to MDI for the day.  I was wondering aloud last night how it would go.   My demands weren’t too lofty.  I just wanted everything to go right.  The thing is, everything did. We got up early and drove to Bangor for …

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Epic Parenting Fail Today

We don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan. That’s how that saying goes, right? Coming off the high that was Jake’s weekend, I should have known Sunday would suck.  Our original plan was to spend the middle part of our day at Popham Beach with family, and then come home.  No big deal, kinda …

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Saturday With My Boys

Our girls had a bridal shower to attend, so after watching Liv participate in her first Color Run, the boys and I packed a cooler, grabbed the dogs, and headed to the woods to find refuge from the blistering heat.   The dogs were practically bouncing in the back of the van, so we stopped …

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Unplug to Reconnect

Every year, we rent a cabin on a lake about 45 minutes from home.  It’s an odd little camp.  There are no beds, no stove, no couch.  There is electricity, running lake water, and a refrigerator.  The beach is spectacular! We load up the family grocery-getter and pack off into the woods for a week.  …

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Wow, Did That Suck!?!

I have a lot of problems.  One of my favorites is that I’m a closet “Type-A”  I don’t have to be in charge, and I don’t have to plan everything down to the smallest detail (like my wife), but I do create a largely unattainable ideal of how things “should” go in my head.  Inevitably, …

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Jake Vs. The Owl

Beth and I have always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. If I’m honest, I’ll admit that there’s a better than average chance that Jake will be home with us after the other two head off to college. The only hitch in our plan is that Jake’s going to have to LOVE hiking by the …

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We had this 20 year old tube TV go on the fritz.  It needed to be thrown away, but that’s boring.  I figured it would be way more fun to smash it.  Problem is, the timing was never right, and it sat in the corner of my mudroom until today.  I swung by our local …

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Gulf Hagas

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I had a rare half-day off today, and decided to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather we’ve been having.  Looks like fall, feels like late July.  We loaded up the van (an understatement), and headed over to the Katahdin Iron Works – specifically, Gulf Hagas. What an ordeal!  I don’t even remember what it …

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