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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!
PORTLAND, MAINE, USA OCTOBER 23, 2015
Today we are docked in Portland Maine. It is a beautiful sunny day but still cold. The wind is very blustery. We met our bus group out on the pier after clearing US immigration aboard ship. We started off with a brief tour of downtown Portland. This is a very pretty city which has burned down twice and now most buildings are brick. The port area which was once shabby and crime ridden has been restored to ...
... not all up close as some have been on islands which are only accessible by boat. The weather has been at both extremes - very hot to start in Dallas and unseasonally cold here in Portland. Even the locals have been complaining about the chill in the air and frost on the ground. I should also mention the gale force winds and stormy seas on The Outer Banks which were followed by a once in a century flood. As they say, we live in interesting times.
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 ...
... tour with Peaks Island Tours began. These tours cost $18 for adults, $16
for seniors and $10 for children under 12. They are offered at 11am, 1 pm and
3pm Memorial Day through Labor Day, and 11am and 1pm Labor Day through Columbus
Day. On our 75-minute tour, our guide Karen, who grew up on Peaks Island,
shared with us everything she knew about the island. The tour started across
the street from Peak’s Café and continued on the ...