Showing posts with label maine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maine. Show all posts

Friday, September 24, 2010

On a Lake in Maine

This is dock that welcomed us each morning. Here, we would wrap up in blankets and munch on breakfast, listening to the loons and the family of ducks that lived in the cove next to the camp.  We splashed and played, practiced swimming (and relaxing!!). We watched fish and kayaked around. 
The Canada Geese were making their migration and they stopped in for a dip in the Monet-esque lily pads surrounding our camp. It was truly gorgeous!!
The ground around the camp was so lush and mysterious, perfect for a Munchkin looking to make some fairy houses. :-)
I would totally live in one of those fairy houses if I could. What a simple life!!
Here are a few textures I captured from the camp:
And, I hope these next pictures help to capture the charm of the camp.....and how *charmed* we were by the whole vacation.

We were so incredibly lucky enough to go on FOUR water vacations this spring/summer. Each one meant so much to us and provided a great opportunity to branch out and try something new and find a little relaxation. Not only that, but for each vacation we were essentially "unplugged" from technology....and that was the most important factor of all. Though I love the friends I have made from blogging, it is so **necessary** to unplug every now and then. To let nature hold our interest and fulfill our needs for a time. It's so rejuvenating.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Northern Maine Camping Trip

We took the Munchkin camping for the first time a few weeks ago. I have so many pictures I have been meaning to share with you!! We stayed on a lake in the shadow of Mt. Katahdin. It's such a good feeling to ditch the computer and phone and head out to a place where you can guarantee some solitude. 
Red Brook. The moose who came out to our campsite would travel down this stream to come to the lake. 
See the moose track (above)??
I woke up early one morning and got some pictures of land around our campsite.
We had some doggy friends join us on the trip. 

We had some other friends as well:

We spent some quality time around the campfire. 
But first, we had to get it started. This trick was ingenious....should your campfire be too soaked to start can always utilize your air pump (once you have filled your mattress):
Good thinking, Dad. :-)

We saw an amazing moon rise as well:

Of course, we sang some songs around the campfire. 
We skinny dipped (sorry, no pictures!!) :-p
And, then we retired to our tents each night. If only we had some bedroom furniture sets to fit our tents, right?? Well, the air mattress had to do for a couple nights. It was definitely worth a few days of uncomfortable sleep in trade for the peace and solitude of a campsite in northern Maine.