August 3, 2009

Last day of our road trip to Maine

As I mentioned on Friday's blog, Hannah, Barbara, and I had a wonderful and relaxing time, spending a few days at Skylands. We practiced yoga and had massages. We wanted to go on beautiful hikes, but the weather didn't cooperate, and I felt that the heavily misted mornings would make trekking dangerous. So instead, we walked all around the pristine forests of Skylands. We went for a lovely adventure on my boat and ate delicious meals. We entertained four couples one evening and we also had a birthday party for Peggy, the keeper of the house. We went shopping in nearby towns and even visited the Home Depot in Ellsworth to buy a few more plants. It's always fun visiting the local shopkeepers and we even spent some time with the gregarious and talkative Raymond Strout, of Ahlblad's Frame Shop. Raymond has framed many maps for Skylands. We met him at the Mount Desert Historical Society where he has mounted the current exhibit there. Please enjoy these photos.

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Finally, at ease in Skylands! I wrote my September column when I arrived, sitting in the great hall.