Maine Moments

We spent a few days on the Maine coast, biking and hiking. Crisp cool air, wildflowers, water everywhere, and lobster.  Every town has a library,  a post office, more than one bookstore, a bike shop, and a yarn store featuring hand-dyed yarn spun from local sheep and alpaca.

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About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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30 Responses to Maine Moments

  1. SMB says:

    Just gorgeous!

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  2. Love Maine and ah, what a sweet, sad grave. Is there picture book potential in Spot’s story?

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  3. Gorgeous. Makes me want to pack up my bike and get pedalling to the coast.

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  4. What a beautiful place. Thanks for the pictures.

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  5. Coming East says:

    Maine is one of my favorite places. That and Truro on Cape Cod. Love the pictures! What towns did you stop in? I’ve been to Ogunquit many times.

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  6. Don’t get me started on lobster, love this!

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  7. sounds like it was made for you right down to the hiking and biking trails and yarn! It looks beautiful and reminds me of the Canadian maritimes. I love the memorial to the lighthouse dog!

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  8. Leah says:

    You had me at libraries, bookstores and Maine coast. Sounds like a lovely trip.

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  9. This looks like a wonderful trip! The stairs on the lighthouse make me dizzy just looking at the photo! Beautiful pictures, all of them.

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  10. I was particularly interested in this post because we are planning a trip to Maine this summer. Thanks for adding some must-see stops to our itinerary.

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  11. Ms. Roberts says:

    Very cool. Love the photos.
    <—-Born and bred in Maine.

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  12. SO beautiful… how I love Maine.

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  13. Barbara Klein says:

    Lovely! Reminds me of our trips

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