Saturday, May 26, 2012


I have hated loading the canoe onto Bill's car for a very long time (because it's HARD).  Bill, being a very generous man, offered the canoe to Greg and his family as they recently purchased a house with lake access.  
We delivered the canoe to it's new home today.  Good-bye red canoe, may you live long and prosperous in your new home.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eastern Trail, Day Deux

Today was spectacular...clear blue sky and temps in the 80's, just the way we like it!  We decided to take our bikes and travel the 6.5 miles from Kennebunk to Southern Maine Medical Center.  The section that took us an hour with the dog last week, took 20 minutes.   We finished the first half of the trip in only 40 minutes.  After a quick pit stop and snack break in a small garden near the hospital entrance, we returned.
Garden at SMMC
Sign marking the "beginning" of the trail at SMMC
The trail heading south is clearly marked with a nice sign and mile markers for the first 2 miles.  It isn't marked at all coming from the other direction.  Obviously there is no reason to wonder how many miles you have traveled when heading north.

Just to prove that we were riding "safe"
All in all it took us about two hours and it felt good to be outside getting some exercise.  Last week the trail was very busy with lots of people and a gazillion dogs, today we hardly saw anyone.  And guess how many dogs we saw...none, nope, not a one, zero, nada, zilch.  Not.One.Damn.Dog  We didn't see one damn tick, either.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Eastern Trail

After Bill treated Wendy, Dan and me to a marvelous brunch at Spring Hill in So. Berwick, Bill and I took Titan for a walk along a new section of the Eastern Trail in Kennebunk.  This is a new 6.5 mile section that opened in September, 2011 and runs between Rt. 35 in Kennebunk and Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. 
Approaching the I-95 overpass
Titan checking out the dedication plaque (looking for a place to pee, no doubt)
The trail is 10 feet wide and mostly flat, easy walking.  The only problem for us is that Titan doesn't react well to other dogs and there were several on the trail.  But not this section...
See how nicely I walk when I'm the only dog on the trail ;o)
We walked for about 45 minutes, to the intersection with Limerick Road and then walked back.  It took us about 1 1/2 hours.  By the time we walked back over the highway, Titan's tongue was dragging
I'm ti-urd; are we there yet?
and he was covered with ticks!  More than 50 to be somewhat exact.  We'll go again, but he will stay home.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Oh, How We've Missed You

Bill's homemade pizza!

Pepperoni, garlic, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts.  Mmmm, mmmm, good!

Thank you Bill ;o)

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