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Well, I am on my way for a one month trip to Alaska to visit kids and grandkids, and the ghosts of the past. It all seems very surreal like I am headed to another place and time.
My quest is to be present for whatever the next 4 weeks presents and roll with it.
Follow me here and you can see how I do with that goal. It will be interesting to say the least!
... glory and is now very clean and very upscale. Portland was founded in 1632 on the Casco Bay Peninsula. It prospered as a shipbuilding city and the export of inland white pine which made excellent masts..
As we drove through downtown Portland we passed many old beautiful Victorian homes that had been built by sea captains at the turn of the century. Portland used to be a big shipbuilding center but now its main industry is tourism.
His take on the day:
Portland, Maine doesn't seem like a destination "to die for", but it suited us to check out more lighthouses and be within striking distance of Boston airport. It turns out to be the closest port in the USA to Europe and hence was defended heavily during WW1 and the first half of WW2.
Adjacent the Portland Head Light (the most photographed lighthouse in the world) are the ruins of the fort which contained two ...
I'm in Portland! The flight from Newark to Portland was short, our cruising altitude was relatively low and the skies were very clear, so I took some pictures with my iPhone. They turned out better than I thought they would, so I'm excited to see what my camera does. The people have been nice so far and it's in the 50s, which is ...
... the island.
We passed what is informally known, as the “Mall of Peaks Island.” It is a gift shop and ice cream
shop called Down Front. It’s called Down Front because that is the part of the island
it is located on. When the residents of Peaks Island say they are going to this
particular area, they say they are going “down front.”
To put the simplicity of the island into perspective, we passed their ...