we had good weather for the drive up and light traffic.
keys to the house in maine
my dorky hat
There's not much to look at on the drive up
Going over a bridge provides a rare dose of scenic excitement
Ye Olde Nyew Englande
Once you get close, it starts getting real pretty real fast
Yes, I think mud flats qualify as pretty. These ones, at least.
the pump house. I don’t think anyone calls this little building their home (maybe a few squirrels) and I don’t think anything is pumped here, but it’s an excellent arrival marker
View from the porch of the "Up House" (guest house. That's the corner of the "river house" - main house - in the photo.)
Of course I am reading instead of looking at the view. (Special Topics in Calamity Physics*)
Dave studying in the Up House (plus our messy crap all over the counter.)
We went for a hike amongst tall, skinny pines
salt marsh. Mmmm, salty...
Ovenmouth tidal inlet. I love the way the trees come right down to the water in Maine.
Plenty of red and yellow toadstools but where were all the fucking gnomes?
* which I liked, if not loved. The ending kind of fell apart and I thought the whole book was a little bit too pleased with its own cleverness and overwritten. Very Secret Histroy-ish. But still fun - I liked the voice overall. And I'm a sucker for the adolescent narrative. But Special Topics is not a patch on Black Swan Green for capturing adolescent angst.