My parents have been visiting us for the last few weeks (I just dropped them off this morning), so I haven't been making my evening library visits (thus no blogging--we live in a broadband black hole and I can't deal with upload times using my cellphone as a wireless modem--and not much writing, either). Instead we've been busy taking in the tourist sites, including quite a few on my Summer To-Do List.
The Major Reuben Colburn House, which was not open, so we peeked in the windows. There were some guys painting the barn and they let us go into that building, which houses the batteaux that Benedict Arnold's expedition rowed up the Kennebec.
Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve (just in time for the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring).
A weekend at Camp with another set of grandparents.
A stroll through the Arboretum.
Saying goodbye to summer at Pemaquid Beach.
The LC Bates Museum.
The WW&F Railway Museum (they really got to ride that pumper car).
While C and I went to work, my parents took the boys on all kinds of adventures, like the State Museum, the Botanical Gardens, the Aquarium, the Windsor Fair, two book stores, about eighty-five ice-cream shops. And they took some solo trips to Acadia and other coastal spots, searching for lighthouses.
Meanwhile school started up,
And soccer, too.
And our next three weekends are filling up with friends, parties and fairs. I don't know why I thought I'd be able to take a breath this fall.
I was able to get a packet out to mentor amid all the fun (not a great packet, but a packet no less), and now I'm in that "I will never have another idea again" mode. Hopefully inspiration will strike soon, because October is looming, and with it packet #4 and two workshop pieces. Maybe this brrrr fall weather will encourage me to stay inside, pen in hand (47.5 degrees this a.m.!!!).
What have you been up to lately?