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Super Moon!

We left Boston and had the fine idea to head north of our destination, Dennisport, not far from the elbow of Cape Cod. Wellfleet is a lovely little town, and we had a very nice breakfast at the Flying Fish. I heroically resisted the urge to buy those adorable dishes. So thrifty, these Cape folk. Then […]

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And Then We Went to Boston

Well, despite our enchantment with Portsmouth, after a brief walk, and a couple of pictures…. ….it was time to get back in the car, and oh me oh my was I sick of being in that thing. But we had to get to Boston, and since I hadn’t gotten my way in Portland with the […]

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One FINAL Maine Fling Before Portsmouth Stole My Heart

Well, after our lovely night in Portland, Team Bauer/Hoekman woke up with a dilemmer on our hands. I love cities, and I’ve become quite fond of smaller cities, like Halifax and Portland, on this trip. One of things you can do in Portland is take a ferry to an island and ride a bike around […]

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The Bremen Town Magician and a Little More Maine

It was time to leave our sylvan retreat, and we wanted to see the real harbor that was not, according to Captain Bob, a T-shirt shop. On the way there, we passed through Bremen. Or at least, there were signs to Bremen, but I saw this out of the corner of my eye…. We had […]

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The Bounding Maine

So this was an amazing day for 3 reasons: 1. We stayed home, I wrote a lot, Steve caught up on biz stuff, and We Did Laundry. Dear ones, you cannot know the joy of doing a big load of laundry until you have been on the road for 10 solid days and not done […]

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Lobstah!

One of the things that had happened—serendipity? or DESTINY??—was that the annual Lobsterfest in Rockland, Maine, just happened to coincide with our days in Waldeboro. Now I figured Lobsterfest would be a lot like the Gilroy Garlic Festival, to which I once took my son: You walk around a lot of different booths that smell […]

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Maine-lining

After breakfast—the Alden House makes excellent scrambled eggs and their own bread—we walked through Belfast again. It’s just a lovely little town. Could I stay there a bunch of days? Yeah, I think about three would work. It would be nice to find our favorite coffee place, and to try Chase’s again. But on we […]

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Goodbye, Peaceful Maple Leaf. Hello, Unlimited Data.

What Alma has is interesting tides and good lobster, especially when you get an insider tip and know where to go. What it didn’t have was high tide, so morning looked like night, with boats in the mud. But the light was gorgeous. However, what would have been even MORE beautiful would have been the crazy […]

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Halifax to Bay of Fundy with Another Big Giant Drive In Between

One of the things we were kind of stoked about is that the Busker Festival had started in Halifax the day we arrived. And when I think buskers I think this: And in my mind, that’s people making jokes about their significant others and then getting whacked on the head with a tambourine by that […]

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In Which We Choose Our Own Wes Anderson Adventure

Ok, so first off, my friend Andy Tanguay, who is also a biz partner and is one of the most creative people I know, spiffed up my picture from yesterday. How awesome is that? I’ve never been on a cruise ship. The idea of a cruise ship sort of freaks me out. You’re on this […]

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