Monday, May 31, 2010

Readin' & Roamin'

Quite a few years ago I read the 5th book in Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilters series. I did not like it enough to continue the series, but recently I was at the library and picked up the first book in the series: The Quilter's Apprentice. I quickly read it and really enjoyed it. I just finished reading the second book-Round Robin. It really pays to start a series like this at the beginning where all the characters are introduced and their personal histories are revealed. Contrary to my first impression, Jennifer Chiaverini can tell quite a good story and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I'm beginning to feel like the Elm Creek Quilters are old friends.

DH and I got up bright and early Saturday morning of this long Memorial Day weekend to head for Millinocket and Baxter State Park. We wanted to make reservations at BSP headquarters in Millinocket for our vacation in July. We will be staying at a cabin on Daicey Pond for one night, then two nights at Lower South Branch Pond in a lean-to right on the water. Bliss!

Luckily, we were able to book a cabin for Saturday night, too. We stayed at Daicey Pond at Blue Lodge, a 2 bed cabin, out of the rain and bugs. Showers fell briefly during the evening and we were glad to be snug and comfortable.

On Sunday we drove to Kidney Pond and hiked half-way around the pond to Lily Pad landing.

We were good stewards of BSP and did not remove the Kidney Stone.


Will said...

Ha ha.... Didn't remove the Kidney Stone.
Love the pictures, looks like you had a good time. Glad to hear it.

Margo in Maine said...

Just saw that book advertised...looks like a great trip...we made a quick trip to Caribou for funeral...everything is so green and inviting but we did not have time for side trips...maybe another day...thanks for sharing