Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Travels with my mom

Starting tomorrow, my mom and I will be on a weeklong trip to Maine. I'm very excited over it. Last time we went on a trip together just for fun was in '03. My mom spontaneously suggested that we take a car trip down to Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA during her spring break. At the time I had just been layed off from my first job, my ex-boyfriend had announced he was dating one of my friends, and my dog and grandmother had died. It had been a tough year and I needed the distraction. So that's what we did. And I have to say that it was the best vacation I have ever been on. We ended up loving Charleston so much that we never made it down to Savannah. And surprisingly we got along fantasticly, despite our different tastes in radio sounds.

This trip will be a little different. Once again it was my mom's suggestion that we go, but this time we had more planning time. When we get to Maine we are going to take a boat trip on a schooner called the Isaac H. Evans. We will be sailing the islands off the coast of Maine and I am going to be optimistic and hope that I can bring the VA sun with me into Maine. Apparently they have had a ton o' rain so far this summer due to stalled weather patterns in the northern hemisphere.

And the part that I am really geeking out about. On the boat, they cook with a wood burning stove. How awesome is that. I'm so volunteering to help with food.

So I'm really looking forward to this trip. When I get back, I hopefully will have lots of fantastic pictures and stories to go along with them.

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