Lakeside Happenings

When you think of spending summers at a lake in Maine, it might include an early morning in a canoe on the calm water. With a paddle in hand, you could be gliding through the quiet water just off the shore. If luck is with, you could spot a beautiful loon swimming nearby or hear it’s […]

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Big Boys Toys

Big boys toys. Yes, my husband and I have seen them all over Europe. From Santa Margherita, Portofino, Maranello, and Bolzano, Italy to Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany, the amount of incredible mechanical toys that men collect is amazing. Be it cars, motorcycles or boats, the size and scope of what we have seen could […]

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Porcini, Balsamico and Ferrari – Do You Know Where I Am

Porcini, Balsamico and Ferrari. I have given you a great clue…do you know where I am? After a wonderful stay on the Ligurian Riviera, we are heading north to the Emilia-Romagna Region. The area is best known for Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamico Tradizionale, Prosciutto di Parma  and the Ferrari automobile and formula one racing car factory […]

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Antique and Classic Wooden Boat and Car Show

Something my husband and I look forward to each year is the Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show. This is an annual event now in its 18th year. It is held along the Naples Causeway that divides Long Lake from Brandy Pond in August of each year. It was a lovely warm summer day […]

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Founder’s Day in Paris

We recently went to Paris for Founder’s Day. Haven’t heard of Founder’s Day in Paris…Paris, Maine that is.  The village is home to a National Historic District of elegant 18th and 19th century homes. The views over the mountains and lakes are spectacular, now and especially during fall foliage season. Held in July on the […]

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