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New England Road Trip: The Intro

Better late than never, I’m recapping the week-long, New England road trip that I took with my mom and brother at the end of July. We wanted something drivable and agreed that New England, while within reach, was an under-explored destination for all of us. 258 more words


The Maid Goes to Maine: Part 8 – The Battle of The Bubbles

You’d think that after 50-some years on this planet, I’d have learned to go with the flow. Sometimes a detour, a mistake, or a miscalculation can result in something much better than what was originally planned. 1,788 more words

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Bar Harbor, ME - Part 1

August 7 – August 17, 2016

We left Boothbay Harbor at 9:15 and arrived at Timberland Acres RV Park  around noon.  It was 96 miles and took almost 3 hours.   1,733 more words


A Maine Miracle at the Minnesota State Fair

It took a move to Maine to finally find success at the Minnesota State Fair.

Let me explain.

Almost every year for the past 20 years I’ve submitted photos to the… 468 more words



In a few weeks hubs and I will head out of the front door on our Great Adventure 2016–our summer/fall vacation tour.  We are still undecided about where we will go. 167 more words

Asticou Azalea and Thuya Gardens on Mt. Desert Island, Maine


There is no more iconic Maine garden perennial than delphiniums in July.

My husband Michael and I recently spent four very full days on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, USA, visiting public and private gardens and Acadia National Park, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  755 more words

Carolyn's Shade Gardens

The Maid Goes to Maine: Part 7 - Lobsters, Cadillacs, and Walking on Water

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Acadia National Park is located just outside Bar Harbor, Maine. This makes it very easy to spend a fun filled day doing something both in town and in the park. 1,073 more words

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