(Originally published 11/22/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) I was talking to my 100 year old Nana on the phone yesterday (RIP my lovely Nana who passed this spring) and shared my Thanksgiving menu. She told me that she has never had pumpkin pie! She explained that she’s an apple pie girl. I was the same way, which makes sense since no one in my family ever served it to me until I had my first ever pumpkin pie last year and loved it.
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(Originally published 10/17/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) Wayne and I had a beautiful hike on Bradbury Mountain in Pownal. The view was amazing!
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(Originally published 2/5/2017 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) A couple of years ago I acquired a vintage brochure for the Franciscan Monastery and Shrines in Kennebunkport, Maine. I assumed it was another place that no longer is. Turns out it’s celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! (For some reason its location is now considered to be Kennebunk and not Kennebunkport). Wayne and I drove down to visit it this morning despite the February cold and snow-covered grounds. It’s open to the public year-round. Here are some of the beautiful sights:
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(Originally published 9/25/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)
The last time I went to the Maine Common Ground fair
was about 20 years ago! We were on the road at 6:30 a.m. for the close to two hour ride.
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(Originally published 10/9/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) It was another wet Sunday, but that’s alright because the bright fall colors really pop in this kind of lighting. See that panoramic pic above? That’s the first one I ever shot with my new water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.
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(Originally published 8/8/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)
Just got back from a great day trip. Not much to say, just lots of pics! Here we go to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
followed by luncheon at McSeagull’s
in Boothbay Harbor! (Not sure when people stopped calling lunch “luncheon.” I prefer the latter.)
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(Originally published 3/8/2017 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)
Continue reading “A Walk on Higgins Beach, Scarborough, Maine”
(Originally published 11/5/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, Maine is one of my favorite places to walk in the late fall. I love the beautiful old growth trees, historic headstones dating to the 1800s and almost supernatural calm.
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(Originally published in the fall of 2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)
Last week Wayne and I took a walk around Mackworth Island in Falmouth.
The Island was donated to the State of Maine in 1946 by Governor Baxter to be used for public enjoyment and “a sanctuary for wild beasts and birds.”
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