Thursday, June 29, 2006

Off to Iowa

We leave Friday for Portland. Matt is giving us a ride down and staying for the send off dinner at the Embassy Hotel. We spend the night there and take a bus the next morning to Portsmouth where we catch the plane to Iowa. Wish us the best of luck. You can track the games at which is supposed to provide daily updates and photos.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Nicely done Bangor International Airport!

One of the athletes on Team Maine has never flown before and is quite anxious about his trip to Iowa. The staff at Bangor International Airport were gracious enough to give him a tour last week to help familiarize him with flying. Heidi our tour guide was incredible! She took us up to the tower where we met Mike, a former pilot who gave us a great explanation of how safe you are while flying. Heidi then took us in a van out on the runway. The TSA guys then provided us with the screening and boarding process. All the staff we met at the airport were gracious, informative, and wished Team Maine the best of luck in Iowa. We are so ready!!!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Postcards from Carmel

These are the primrose my friend Carol gave me a couple of years ago.
Farmer on break.
Dad, this is the Virginia creeper from Mallett Hall!
The purple flowers are called "cranes bill"

Weekend activities

The weekend was uneventful with the exception of yard work, laundry, a trip to Wal-Mart, and visits from Johnnie and Kim, as well as Matt's daughter, Jennifer. These are the primrose my friend Carol gave me a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Why do people bitch about the weather?

No matter what it is doing outside, people bitch. It has rained in Maine the entire spring, as it does every year, and people complained about the rain. Now it is sunny and hot and they are still bitchin. When it was raining everyone was saying "will it ever be summah, "when is summah gettin here," and other Maine expressions you hear year after year. Now it sunny and hot and everyone is still bitchin. When it is snowing we complain about the snow saying things like: "how many inches you think we're gettin!" I love this one, "can you believe it's snowing again." Deal with your weather not matter what it is because you have no control over it. Mother Nature is much stronger than all of us, so have a good time in spite of the weather or move to what you think may be a better climate.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Barn raisin!!

This weekend was spent moving into the barn. I feel organized, at least as far as my gardening tools are concerned. Scenes from the weekend:

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Our boat rocks!
Rainbow over East Grand Lake
Pink salmon sunset

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Yard sale find!

A cobalt blue fish bottle for 50 cents, I love it!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's a Disney thing!

The theme this year at the Special Olympic State games at UMO was "Disney."
Here's some scenes:

Friday, June 09, 2006

More fishin scenes!

Mark at the helm

Ducks love loves small salmon

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sunset over East Grand Lake

Good shot Matt. Don't you wish you were there!

It's finally here!

This is our new mini-barn which arrived this morning.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Mug shot

For information on National Games in Ames, Iowa click on from the home page click on Meet the atheletes, then click on SO Maine and scroll down to unified partners and click on my name to see my mug shot.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hello ?!?

How come nobody comments on my blog? I'm talkin to you Dad and Jerry. Give it a try and let me know. I think I have enabled anyone to comment, not just bloggers, but I could be wrong. I may need an Emily and Angelo consult on blogging.