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09-19-2015 Journal–Random Unimportant Acts!   Leave a comment

Today’s posting is just a little of this and a little of that, nothing earth shattering by any means.  With Fall and the holidays in my immediate future I’m just taking a few deep breaths and resting up for the on-slot to come.  I’ll need all of my energy to deal with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and everything that entails.

Topic one is the ongoing Dish Network table project.  I was able to complete the first two coats of red paint, the staining of the base, and the creation of the coax cable pieces needed to make it a little more interesting. It’s coming together fairly well with only a few minor problems that were easily dealt with.

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The hard part is coming.  I finally have the finished version of the mosaic for the table top laid out but getting it installed perfectly will be a challenge. 

Topic Two is the garden cleanup.  Yesterday I removed many of the plants that have been producing for most of the Summer.  The cucumbers, zucchini’s, beans, and kohlrabi’s made their way to the compost pile.  I left the tomatoes and peppers alone for now.  In another two weeks they too will be gone.  All in all 2015 was a very productive year for us.

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Topic three; After working in the garden for a while my better-half and I made a quick trip to Federal Jacks restaurant and micro-brewery in Kennebunkport. I was in dire need of seafood and a large cold glass of Goat Island Light beer. Here’s the view from the second floor dining room overlooking the harbor.

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And last but not least here’s a cold glass of Goat Island Light. As I’ve stated many times before, I’m not a beer drinker.  After all these years I finally found a decent beer I can occasionally drink and enjoy.  I never thought it could happen but I’m glad it did.

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06-05-2015 Journal–A Day in Portsmouth!   Leave a comment

Last Wednesday was a day we don’t often have.  My better-half and I were able to combine some semi-decent weather with one of her rare days off. We decided to start our day in Portsmouth, NH where we could shop a little, enjoy people watching, and take a few updated photographs of the waterfront and harbor.

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Even though the weather wasn’t perfect (cloudy and chilly) we still enjoyed roaming around Old Town.  The shops there are as diverse as they can possibly be making the visits much more interesting.  Jewelry, clothing, trinkets, and of course food.  We did our best to sample and purchase a little of everything.

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The older part of town is filled with many interesting buildings that have been repurposed many times over the years. Lots of college and high school students filling the streets to make things even more interesting.  I have to say that the new fad of coloring one’s hair a vibrant blue doesn’t do much for me but I’m acquiring a real appreciation for the women’s new obsession with tights. OMFG!

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‘What’s a day without music?

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‘Lady Blue’

After walking around town for a few hours I found something interesting. It was a building decoration which captured completely the message my feet were sending to me.

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We ended the day with a stop at the Red Hook Brewery for a light lunch and then a tour of the facility.  It never hurts to learn a little more about beer making and those free beer samples didn’t hurt either. While I’m not much of a beer drinker it’s nice to have an occasional beer buzz that early in the day. We departed the Portsmouth area for a leisurely ride up the coast to one of out favorite places, Kennebunkport.  I’ll save that part of the trip for my next posting.

All in all we had a very nice day.

06-11-2014 Journal Entry–Kennebunkport   Leave a comment

This has been a better week than I expected.  The weather has been beautiful with lots of sun and temperatures in the low eighties.  The better-half’s schedule is finally cooperating and her days off fell just perfectly.  We packed up our cameras and headed to Kennebunkport, Maine for lunch and a short shopping spree as she searched for a Father’s Day gift for her Dad.

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It’s  little early for the normal crowds of tourists but it’s obvious that the summer is nearing.  Traffic was moderate but as always finding parking is a huge pain in the ass.

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Before the advent of the Bush family to the national scene this place was just a small quaint little town on the water with a small harbor full of lobster men’s boats. Now it’s THE place to go in southern Maine for all of the Bush family admirers.  Everything Bush all of the time.

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We decided that lunch at Federal Jacks was in order.  Federal Jacks is located on the main drag directly adjacent to the harbor.  It’s a great restaurant and also the original microbrewery responsible for the Shipyard line of beers.  We took a seat on the deck of the second floor and ordered drinks and a light lunch.  Here’s the view from our table.

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“Black Bean Chili and Chips”

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It’s low tide so the smell of the ocean and fish fill the air.  Some of us like that but many others like the schmo at the next table do not.  It’s the the ocean dumb ass, get over it. Go play tourist at the Grand Canyon where you can enjoy the aroma of hot sand. Brother!

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We walked through a number of shops until my better-half found that special gift for Dad.  We decided not to spend the entire day there because it’s quite likely we’ll be back a few more times before this summer is over.

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There you have it, another day in this northern paradise.  If you visit Kennebunkport in season there is one problem you’ll be forced to contend with.  A small town, limited space, thousands of people and unless you pay there will be:

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Just a friendly warning.