Wednesday the weather finally let up. We all took advantage of the satellite dish getting some coverage and hopped on the internets to catch up on life. Kerry, Craig and I explored the peninsula we’re staying on via bike. The mosquitos kept us moving briskly. If I went too slow on hills, they’d be right there ready to eat me. The temp had gone up a bit too and the air was very humid. After freshening up we headed down to Ellsworth for some shopping. Cadillac Mountain sports again, to get new tires for my bike and some clothes for Kerry. We also stopped at Shirley’s Yarn and Things where I picked up some gifts for friends. It was fun driving around just the three of us, we hadn’t done that since probably around 1997.
Tuesday was spent indoors dodging the rain. It torrentially poured many times during the day. We tried to use the internet, but due to the heavy low clouds the satellite wasn’t getting through. I read, I knitted, I napped.
I woke up pretty early this morning. Craig and I chatted for a while, I did some work on the computer, and then went back to sleep at 7:30. Then I didn’t wake up again until 10am. Marty made everyone waffles and we debated on what to do with the day. I was still under the impression all I needed was my bike levers and I’d be able to fix my bike tire issue. We headed down to Ellsworth and Cadillac Mountain Sports to pick up bike tools. I ended up getting a few other goodies for my bike while in there. Afterwards we picked up 5 lobsters for dinner and a few other errand items. On our way back home we stopped at the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park. It’s a beautiful loop road that runs around the […]
The weather this past June has been like living in Seattle. Ironically I just finished all four of the Twilight novels and Forks, WA weather sounded a bit cozy with all the gray days. Having now lived a month of primarily rainy days, I don’t think I could do it. We took it easy Sunday and had breakfast together. Then headed out to see where some friends of my inlaws live, on the next peninsula over. Next stop was the grocery store to stock up on food and wine. We picked up 5 bottles of wine. Lunch was at Joshy’s Place, which is a local favorite. It’s a road side stand that makes lobster and clam rolls and just about anything else you can grill up. We had to eat intermittently with the sprinkles of rain. Afternoon naps were in […]
Saturday morning we opted to sleep in a bit, rather than our usual 4:30-5:00am departure. I was a bit cranky at first, but things got better. We had a few stops to make, the first being Freeport. In Freeport, we met up with my family. The usual stores of L.L.Bean and Cool-As-A-Moose were visited. Side note: On the way up, I heard this poof sound, but very loud. Craig thought it was in the song, and I was suspicious. At one of the stops to fill up on gas, I noticed the front tire of my bike the rim strip was hanging out. The tube had exploded and took the rim strip with it. So while in Freeport, I also made a visit to National Bike and Ski to get rim strip. In Freeport, we also ate at Morrison’s Maine […]
Today we’re driving home and picking up two cats on the way home. My good friend Debbie is moving and her cats have no home while they are transitioning between homes. So we offered to watch her cats while they were getting into their new home. It was this or they would have to give up their cats which we thought shouldn’t have to happen.
Another day of waking up early. Craig needed to get some stuff emailed out, so we headed to the Opera House Internet Cafe so he could send this out. Then we headed back to Eagle Lake to do the ride again. I determined at that point that I should do riding every other day. Wednesday I had given my legs a rest and on Thursday I was able to do really well on the trails. But today, my legs were feeling it really early on. I decided not to give up, but to just listen to my body and take rests when it really really hurt, and keep stretching and drinking water. I am definitely going to get one of those camelback things, to be able to load up on water. I also want to take a moment to thank […]
I woke up really early today (6:20 am), which if you know me is very early for me. Instead of crawling back into the tent, I got up had breakfast, and then Craig and I headed off to Eagle Lake to bike the carriage trail there. Well our getting up early really paid off, we were the only ones out there really. We ran into a couple from Queens, they were hysterical. The lake was absolutely beautiful so early in the morning, the trail was perfect too. The trail was exactly what my legs were looking for, mostly flat with a few slight inclines. I learned more about biking and using the gears properly. I really plowed up some hills which I was really proud of myself for, since two days prior I walked up all hills. We made a […]