Rollar Rink Antique Mall – Detroit, ME

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I know I am late in writing this entry but I figured late was better than never! While I was in Maine I took a little trip to the Roller Rink Antique Mall which I have been to before but … Read the rest of this entry

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Bangor Reptile Expo – Bangor Maine

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I went up to Maine for a week this month and although Rudy could not accompany me I still managed to make it to the Bangor Reptile Expo. I could have gone alone but what is the fun in that? … Read the rest of this entry

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Happy Second Anniversary!

As much as this is a travel blog it’s also a bit of a love story, so forgive my sudden burst of mushiness…

You tell me we have been together for two years but I will have to take your word for this. I was never good at math, or remembering dates, or really anything involving numbers. It certainly doesn’t feel like two years. It feels in some strange way like we’ve always known each other, as if we’ve always been together, growing up and evolving with our hands clasped together, swinging joyfully back and forth.

You’re familiar, safe, and warm. Should we have lived a hundred years ago I don’t think we’d feel any less for each other. I’d wait for your return home from a day of labor in the town or on the farm, and we’d do whatever had to be done before taking some time to sit aside the fireplace and reflect upon our day. At night we’d have all the more reason to cuddle with the cold biting at our toes. Life’s pretty empty without these sweet serene little moments, the quiet times we take for granted that we spend just enjoying each other’s presence. I never really got the term “other half” until you came along. Now without you it’s almost like I feel like something is missing.

All of my years spent in loneliness and solitude were completely worth it if it meant finding you. I’d do it all over again, even though at first it was a painful and rocky road just to get to some little island of sanity. We’ve emerged from these tribulations stronger than we were before and went on to explore and have our own joyful adventures during these more peaceful times. You’ve taught me so much and I know I have evolved into a better person than I was before I had you. Even so I feel like our journey together has just begun with all the excitement and enthusiasm we had on the very first day, but luckily far less anxiety and awkwardness! You fit me like an old shoe – perfectly worn to my rough edges, loved, treasured, and carried through the day by. You inspire me in so many ways to do so many things and to hope for the future and all that it brings.

You bring so much laughter, happiness, and kindness into not only my life but everyone’s life who is around you. I couldn’t have asked for a more gentle and noble soul to have found me. I hope you have a wonderful day on this, the day of our supposed anniversary. It’s been a fast and dizzying two years and yet I have never felt calmer. I love you now with the intensity of the sun and suppose I probably always will in one way or another, for as long as time cares to go on. Looking forward to giving you a big hug when we both find our way back home today. Happy anniversary!

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Brimfield Antique Fair, Brimfeild MA

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We saw the Brimfeild Antique Fair on TV a few months ago. It said it was the largest antique fair in New England and indeed it looked huge. Rudy talked to a few people from work about it and they … Read the rest of this entry

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Seaver & McLellan Antiques – Jaffrey NH

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Main Street Jaffrey is really looking up these days! We stopped in to check out Seaver and McLellan Antiques after watching the bizarre window displays for months. I always wondered who their window dresser was and what he was up … Read the rest of this entry

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Thrifty Bear – Jaffrey NH

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I saw this beautiful green hippie dress in the window of the Thrifty Bear and I just had to stop to see it! The Thrifty Bear has been in Jaffrey for longer than I can remember and was a place … Read the rest of this entry

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Kayaking Grassy Pond Rindge, NH

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Rindge has the most bodies of water in all of New Hampshire so it comes as no surprise that besides Emerson Pond we have Grassy Pond probably about a mile down the road from us. I hadn’t been there in … Read the rest of this entry

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Kayaking on Emerson Pond Rindge, NH

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We recently bought kayaks in an attempt to find an out-of-house hobby that could give us some much needed exercise and peace of mind. The last time I had kayaked I was probably ten or twelve years old and Fish … Read the rest of this entry

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Last Morining in Rochester – Panera Bread

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On Sunday we got up somewhat late and took Casey out to have one last breakfast in Rochester. We went to Panera and we all ordered bread bowls, insisting Casey should try one. The whole morning was odd and funny. … Read the rest of this entry

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Rochester NY – Record Store Tour, Farmer’s Market, BBQ with Friends, iHop

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Saturday was Record Store Day, some sort of odd holiday we’d never heard of before but with which we felt like participating that morning. So we got up early and headed out to The Bop Shop, one of the three … Read the rest of this entry

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