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Turkey Tracks: Second Family Visit July 2017

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Turkey Tracks:  August 12, 2017

Second Family Visit July 2017

Hello there!

I have not disappeared totally.  I have just been enjoying the richness of a July filled with family visits.

Both sons came in July, bringing their wonderful families with them.

I posted after the younger son’s terrific visit–with some pictures for family and friends who read this blog.

The older son’s family left last weekend–also after a terrific visit.

All sewing pretty much halted, except for some hand sewing on the millifiore here and there.

So, July life was busy and full of shared experiences.

The children in my older son’s family are older now–so are “up” for exploring.  Some or all of them went on an eco tour on the Lively Lady to learn about lobsters and other Bay life, to Squirrel Island, to Hupper Island, and to Bar Harbor.  They, too, fell in love with the Ducktrap river, where it runs into the bay.  They hunted in the low-tide shallows for green crabs (at one point taking all my kitchen tongs to help in the capture), enjoyed the flora and fauna of this spot which is so different from southern beaches, and swam the river on the incoming tide by using the forceful inner flow to carry them from one side to the other.  (Maine has big tides.)  They can all swim to the float at Barret’s Cove on Megunticook Lake–a rite of passage.  And, one day, they were terrific help with gardening tasks, from mowing, to weed whacking, to pulling and storing this year’s garlic, to trimming trees and shrubs, to weeding crab grass, to dead-heading, etc.  They were amazing.

Somehow I have only these pictures, taken by their parents at Bar Harbor atop Cadillac Mountain.  I was having too much fun to carry around my phone for its camera.

Good visit!

 

 

Written by louisaenright

August 12, 2017 at 10:11 am

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