We love rowing around Lake Megunticook. Yesterday Patrick took the kids to this small rock "island" (above) and today we went to a spot where Nora and Stuey jumped off rocks. They have no fear with jumping off the rocks. It is a reminder how if kids aren't taught to be scared, then they're not scared. Today was a great example of that. Nora and Stuey loved bounding off the big boulders into the lake.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The place was eerie. Stuck in the 80's...it had a borderline haunted feel and 80's music was piped through the sound system the entire time (I rather enjoyed that part). THe lifeguards were all from Russia and spoke broken english. I discovered this on several occasions when trying to converse with them about the fact that my child doesn't swim and was going to be coming down a chute into a deep pool. I decided that CPR is a pretty universal language and doesn't necessarily need a fluent english speaker!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Afterwards, the kids weighed the eggs to see which grade they are (Extra large, etc...).
Now that I am amidst the hustle and bustle AND HEAT of the East Coast it seems hard to believe that just a few days ago I was in placid and cool Old Harbor. While there I stayed at a fishing lodge while doing an archaeological survey. It was funny because every night we ate and talked with tourists who were there on vacation to go fishing. They came from the lower 48 and I knew that in just a few days I would be off to the lower 48 for vacation. We switched places!
Anyway, Old Harbor is a very scenic place with the mountains looming all around and reflecting on every available surface. The weather was spectacular and very warm - for Kodiak. Patrick
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Finding her grave was a bit of an adventure. The cemetery did not have a map of where various families were buried, so we looked on line for where the grave of Leverett Saltonstall was a relative of hers. Using google in the cemetery, we found a picture of a LARGE celtic cross, which was over Leverett Saltonstalls grave. It took an hour of walking through the large cemetery, looking for this distinct, large celtic cross.
And Patrick finally found it. We were ESTATIC!
Next to the cross was a myriad of Saltonstall graves. And they were so beautifully maintained with geraniums planted in front of them, and American Flags next to several of them.
The cemetery was beautiful and it was something else looking for the graves amongst acres of plots. Patrick and I were both a bit teary eyed upon arrival of finally finding the plots of his ancestors.
After finding the graves, we ventured to the town of Salem for lunch at a great organic eatery. Leona posed in front of the sign for "Kombucha on tap". Seeing Kombucha on tap was fun, as Leona knows how to make home-made Kombucha!
We then went to the Peabody museum and walked through the town of Salem. I had my first Tarot Card reading, which was a fabulous experience. Really enjoyed the lady who read my cards. She told me all about what to expect with work, finances, kids, marriage, etc.
At Whole Foods there was also a car charging station....SO Wellesley, Mass!! Its for charging up your electric car.
We pulled into the parking in our Expedition rental car. For a minute I was worried we would find a "large car" surcharge on our food bill, or worse yet, be boycotted from the establishment all together for driving such an environmentally unfriendly beast.