Columbus Day weekend

I really have to do better at posting regularly. It’s feast or famine around here. You probably don’t want to hear my excuses, but I’ve been busy with Christmas projects. I’m trying to get them finished so that I can return to normal life. We’ll see how that goes. I’m an ace procrastinator. If you don’t believe me, look at the date of my last post (and the title of this post). Yes, way behind again. I’ll learn my lesson. I had this post almost complete. I had uploaded the many pictures and written the post. Inserting images into a post, especially many images is time consuming, and this is what I’ve been avoiding. Because I have lots to show you from this weekend. And, in the time I started this post (November 9th) and now, WordPress has gone ahead and upgraded their photo insertion module, so now I have to figure out that before posting these pictures. As I said, I’ll learn (obviously I have since you’re reading this).

On the other hand, I’ve had a nice time revisiting this weekend, which occurred two months ago now. It was a beautiful, fun weekend. I hope you enjoy!

Since I’ve known Artie, I’ve gone with him and his family (and sometimes our friends) to Northern Maine to bird hunt and camp during Columbus Day weekend. It’s become a much anticipated trip, the one we plan on for sure each year. We go northeast Moosehead Lake, beyond Kokadjo (population: not many), at the foot of Little Spencer Mtn. on Spencer Pond and Stream. Up until we got our camper last summer, Artie and I tented. Fortunately his parents, who have been making this trip for decades, have a camper where we could get warm, use the facilities and get out of the weather when necessary. We’ve tented in some crazy weather conditions: windy, wet, icy cold, frosty and even a little snow, although no real accumulation that I can remember (thankfully). These last two trips we’ve had our camper, which certainly makes the trip more comfortable in many ways: heat, water to wash and clean with, toilet and a comfortable bed to name a few!

We had a wonderful time this year. We were able to head up a day early and stay a day later, for a total of five nights. The first few days were grey and overcast and then windy, rainy and miserable, making us even more thankful for the camper. The last couple were beautifully calm, clear and mild, so we got a nice mix overall. The foliage may have been the best I’ve ever seen…beyond vibrant. Going through and processing the photos we took makes me want to go back right now.

I guess my next step is to update the masthead…after all, it’s December now.

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