Thursday, September 5, 2013
Labor Day in Mass.
Heads up to followers--a number of family pictures included in this issue.
Hello Lucas. Seems a while already since we've seen you.
Good exercise--huh Grandma?
No speed reading Grandpa.
I still like the pictures best.
The above line was from Grandpa by the way.
Wow! Did you hear that Mom?
So Dad, what you're teaching me is a G Major chord, right?
Okay , I think you've got it Dad.
And to my skills on guitar, I will add piano as well.
Yes, I am in charge.
Madison is totally surprised to have this pretty little box.
Thank you Aunty Rachel.
Is that a great smile or what?
Madison had just seen Annie performed in Portsmouth , New Hampshire.
So now she knows how to play the melody from
-"The sun will come out-----tomorrow."
Good song for New England.
Oh, it's good to have aunts and uncles.
Not to mention grandmas and grandpas and cousins and neighbors and good friends.
Speaking of cousins----
Is this how we do this routine Madison?
Yep, I think I'm getting it.
We've got to do that again Madison.
One more time!
The master of the ribs.
Not to mention two different kinds of grilled chicken, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, and what else.
What was that? Oh no, not for an army, but that was a lot of great food.
Massachusetts and the northeast are known for many great orchards and farms.
Off we go to the local Carlson Orchards in Harvard for some raspberries and peaches.
Even Lucas gets in on the picking.
Of course he was extremely neat about munching a few as well.
I don't know much about varieties of raspberries, but these were the juiciest, sweetest, and most tasty of any I have ever consumed.
This is a full container Dad.
Are we proud or what?
These are Madison peaches, especially named for you.
Great place for apple picking as well.
Not to mention cider donuts, apple crisp, and caramel apples
Even us little guys have our special friends.
Labor Day is over and we must move.
This time up to Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine.
Yes, that is only 5 miles from the LL Bean store, but what a beautiful park overlooking the saltwater Harraseeket River.
This park was a farm back in the early 1700's.
The farmhouse to the right was built about 1800 and is in the center of the park.
The last owner gave the land and the buildings to Freeport in the 1950's. About 90 acres.
What a great gift!
Couldn't help but take a picture of this unit at Winslow Park. A most comfortable setup with a small Tab trailer with a unique added shelter, deck, and chairs.
There is a nice walk around the park which is surrounded on three sides by water.
This is looking out to the Harraseeket Marina.
Jan had remembered this walk from the last time we were here.
That was ten years ago in our tent trailer.
A great view out our windows. Many sailboats all day long and a sunrise over the water.
A small reminder of the miles and miles of beautiful Maine coast.