New England Post Cards / Favorite Photos

Postcards are a way of saving memories. Since I’ll soon be starting my seventh year writing Back Road Journal, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite memories and photos through the next several posts called “Postcards”. The first being New England Post Cards / Favorite Photos about my wonderful years […]

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Maine, Where Memories Are Made

It Must Be Maine; The Way Life Should Be After spending five delightful summers at our lakeside cottage in Maine, I have to say that the above state slogan is very appropriate although I think it could be, Maine, Where Memories Are Made. My husband and I have enjoyed experiencing the natural beauty of its rugged ocean […]

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Idyllic Summer At The Lake

An Idyllic Summer At The Lake is all about enjoying nature’s beauty. There is a rocky shoreline, lined with tall majestic pines, and mountains in the far distance. You can hear the muffled sounds of gentle waves on the sandy beach mixed with the haunting call of loons. It may sound like the opening scene of […]

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The Loon, A Magnificent Bird

The Loon,  A Magnificent Bird, is a much loved symbol of the northern lakes of our country and Canada. In Maine, the water bird is featured on one of its license plates and on the bottom of the plate, it states “A Natural Treasure”. With its iridescent black head and a neck that is ringed with a […]

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What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes in our lives. It is most notable when we look back at photographs taken at the same period each year as we record our daily experiences. What we don’t seem to notice on a daily basis appears to jump out at us when looking back at previous years. Children […]

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Maine, The Way Summer Should Be

Maine, The Way Summer Should Be. For a memorable weekend or even an entire summer of old fashioned fun, there is no better place to be than Maine in the summer.  A leisurely walk along the rugged, picturesque coastline can lead out to a point where you might discover a lighthouse, a hidden cove or […]

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Reflections On Summer

At this time of the year, I find myself reflecting on the lovely summer that is now coming to an end.  Summer days seem to pass far too quickly. One day I was planting my vegetable garden,  then I was eating vine ripe tomatoes and now I find myself removing the plants and preparing the […]

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The Most Famous Sandwich In New England

The most famous sandwich in New England is a lobster roll. What can you say about a lobster roll? After all, it is just a sandwich served on what most people would call a hotdog or frankfurter bun. But what a sandwich it is! It consists of succulent, sweet lobster meat barely dressed with mayonnaise […]

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Bar Harbor And Acadia National Park

Spending a holiday in the state of Maine is on the bucket list of many people. Ask the place they most want to visit and the answer probably will be Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. What is the draw that has so many of us wanting to spend time in one of  Maine’s top […]

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A Boater’s Dream

The Midcoast of Maine is one of the state’s most beautiful areas. It is known for its quaint harbor villages, light houses,  rocky coastline, offshore islands, bald eagles, seals, and lobster boats. If you want to see it all, you need to leave the mainland and venture out into Penobscot Bay which is considered one […]

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