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Monday, November 28, 2011

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The Tuesday before major holidays I take my mom to visit a friend of mine.  We typically play seasonal piano duets and trios and go out for lunch. This tradition has been going on for nearly 20 years when my mom would drive here on the Sunday before a holiday.
 
This year, we were taking an exit from one major highway to another and there was some construction going on.  The exit was two lanes and there was a car in the other lane so I had nowhere to go when I saw what looked to be a clump of dirt from the construction.
 
After I hit it, I soon found that it was more than dirt.  The ride got bumpier and bumpier until I could barely steer. 
 
We got off at an industrial park where I'd never been before.  I called AAA and tried to explain where I was.  They gently reminded me that I had neglected to renew my membership at the beginning of the month. You can bet I whipped out my debit card super-fast!
 
It was pouring rain but the nice AAA man arrived within 30 minutes. He got the tire changed out and put air in the other front tire.  My mom didn't even have to help lift the car!
 
My friend had also come so we had sandwiches in a little shop in the industrial park. Not a bad end to the day.
 
I will never let that membership lapse again!

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Mogul 2

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A few more from the Gulf of Maine

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Whale watching

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Where we're headed. Whales guaranteed. More later - hopefully!

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Essex River Cruise

Since I was in bed at 9, I woke up at 6 AM - unheard of! Finally, I stopped trying to get back to sleep and started checking email and message boards. Susan woke up and we started planning our day.

There was an Essex River Cruise leaving a 1 and we decided to get on it.

The captain gave a wonderful narration of the islands, wildlife and the estuary itself.

The word “estuary” is derived from the Latin word aestuarium meaning tidal inlet of the sea, which in itself is derived from the term aestus, meaning tide. There have been many definitions proposed to describe an estuary. The most widely accepted definition is: “a semi-enclosed coastal body of water, which has a free connection with the open sea, and within which sea water is measurably diluted with freshwater derived from drainage.

Check out this video of our trip that someone posted oh YouTube;

See all the pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111010152758124757139/EssexRiver

After the cruise we decided to wander around the little seaside town of Rockport. Lots of neat shops. We went into the candy shop and didn't come out empty handed...

Essex River Cruise

Since I was in bed at 9, I woke up at 6 AM - unheard of! Finally, I stopped trying to get back to sleep and started checking email and message boards. Susan woke up and we started planning our day.

There was an Essex River Cruise leaving a 1 and we decided to get on it.

The captain gave a wonderful narration of the islands, wildlife and the estuary itself.

The word “estuary” is derived from the Latin word aestuarium meaning tidal inlet of the sea, which in itself is derived from the term aestus, meaning tide. There have been many definitions proposed to describe an estuary. The most widely accepted definition is: “a semi-enclosed coastal body of water, which has a free connection with the open sea, and within which sea water is measurably diluted with freshwater derived from drainage.

Check out this video of our trip that someone posted oh YouTube;

See all the pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111010152758124757139/EssexRiver

After the cruise we decided to wander around the little seaside town of Rockport. Lots of neat shops. We went into the candy shop and didn't come out empty handed...

Last Trip For Awhile

Monday, September 12, 2011

A few starter pictures...

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Not Going Anywhere!

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Lazy Days and... Tuesdays?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In the morning, a reporesentative from the Sunday non-catamaran came here to convince us we'd like to have a free trip with them plus they would pay for our taxi getting back here.  Tom said no, maybe we'd take them up on that offer next year.  The representative and Tom called the president of the company who was also stunned that we wouldn't be bought off for a free catamaran trip and a $30 taxi ride.

Turns out that they were supposed to pick up 9 people at the Hilton but only 4 showed up.  So they inconvenienced about 40 people for the Hilton and less than 50% of their folks even showed up.

But we moved on...

A lazy, lazy day by The Crane pools.  These pictures were taken throughout the day and into the evening.  To see the whole album and some nice sunset shots, please click here.

 

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