Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vacation Recap: Day 3

This year's family vacation had a theme: Adventure.

So we ventured to Monhegan Island. In order to get there, we had to take a 2 hour boat ride out of the harbor.
(Hurray for Dramamine)(Thar she blows)

Monhegan is an popular artist colony, many of the artists live there year 'round.There are hiking trails around the island, all of which lead to the cliffs on the other side with some spectacular views.Chris makes a friend!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vacation Recap; Day 2

Sunday, while the rest of my extended family were debating whether the fact that Mass was an hour earlier was a deal breaker, we were climbing a mountain.

Mt Battie is located in Camden, a beautiful Harbor town:("It's only a mile-Straight up")

Mom, Carly, Chris and trekked up the trail while Dad drive the car to meet us at the top. For the most part it was like walking up a steep hill, other times it was like this:
(It's a little bit daunting at first, but if you take it nice and slow and have suitable footwear, it's surprisingly easy.)

The views were breath taking:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Vacation Recap

Yeah, yeah, my vacation officially ended two weeks and it’s taken me this long to blog about it. Well, I’ve had more important things to do, like de-clog my bathroom sink, bake banana bread or, I don’t know, actually work. (As much as I like blogging, this doesn’t pay the bills….)

Day 1

After a trip from hell, we woke up to this view:

Totally worth the 7 hour stroll though construction zones and rubbernecking.

Then it was off to pick you my baby sister at Colby after her summer of stimulating chemistry research.

Which lead us to lunch in the town that our Puritan ancestors founded after they arrived in the new world, after they missed the Mayflower voyage. (True story)

My mom had seen an ad for whoopie pie shop nearby and knowing my affinity for the sugary delight, we had to stop.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

And We're back!

I come back from vacation and flight attendants are jumping out of planes...

I've learned three things from Steve Slater's Plane Rage.

1. Slater is an actual real life last name and not limited to washed up 80's teen movies (What's your damage, Heather?) and high school jocks with jerry curls.

2. I totally need a emergency chute and beer for when I inevitably quit my current job.

3. People are bitches to other people. Seriously. Slater wouldn't have lost it if some lady hadn't sat the F down when Slater asked her to while the plane was taxiing to the gate.