Tuesday, January 26, 2016
So the first of these was taken on a trip down to Portland. We made a stop at Trader Joe's and then were too early to go into Casablanca Comics. We wandered around a little, killing time, looking at architecture and icicles and a Japanese mailbox.
I used up a little of my credit with the comic shop on some Torpedo hardcovers that were on sale at five bucks each.
Afterward we went to a bookstore and found some ERB books I didn't have. I used the last of our credit with that store and spent some cash as well to pick up these four books. I hope we can go back soon with more trade goods and see what else they have.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
There were a few people wandering around in costume, including some vendors. We didn't feel like waiting around until 3:00 to see the costume contest though.
|Carrie went to Hellboy and back.|
|He followed me home. Can I keep him?|
click on any boot to enlarge the whole costume
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Last week was pretty much the end of peak foliage season locally. We were a little afraid that Acadia National Park, being further north, might be well past its peak for our planned visit this past Monday. It was cold there, but there was still plenty of color!
It was a crisp, clear, cold day. Very cold..
Not much water at this time of year, so I got one shot from on top of the waterfall.
Hemlock bridge was less interesting
But we really didn't get tired of looking up.
The last bridge was the smallest.
And finally, some of those glimpses of the vistas we got.
As always, click on a leaf to get a bigger view.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Saturday was Maine Open Lighthouse Day. We have taken advantage of this event every year since it started. A large number of Maine lighthouses are opened to the public for this day that you can not normally go into. This year we went to Dyce Head Light in Castine.
The lighthouse exterior would have been more interesting with a natural finish and the views were pleasant, but the stairs were quite wonderful.
We checked out the waterfront by the lighthouse and the waterfront in Castine itself. Castine is the home of the Maine Maritime Academy, but, except for one other point of interest, is has little there.
The other point is the country's oldest continuous use post office.
We, of course, stopped at yard sales and flea markets during our excursion. I got Tarzan and comics and a Tarzan comic.
Enlarge any photo by clicking on the blue sky.