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Like sands of the hourglass…

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. I visited Mount Washington for the first time ever. The views within the Presidential Mountain Range are ridiculous. The scenery ranks up there with The Grand Canyon. Practically every direction yields a breath-taking scene. Just when I thought I could not be more impressed I took a trip out to Moosehead Lake and ran around for a while. Climbing up Mt. Kineo yielded most the awe inspiring views I have ever seen hands down. I could not believe how beautiful the whole area was. I couldn’t help but to think that if Maine had any kind of tech industry whatsoever, that I would live here in a heartbeat. I kind of scoff now when I hear co-workers gripe about how horrible Maine is. How good can it be when your only views of it are from withing an ugly, steel, ship, or from a barstool? There was also a notable side trip that I will not discuss in great detail. For information go to the gallery located below:


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In between the two trips detailed above my friends and I fell in love with the local Goodwill Stores (or St. Vincent De Paul’s ;) ) and decided to purchase an assortment of 80’s clothes. We paraded around Brunswick and Bath with our radical threads and though we were first received with a great deal of skepticism, by the end of the night all knew that the Big Iron ran Maine. Kind of ridiculous I know, but we did meet a ton of people based solely on their interest in our clothes. This is what happens when Navy people get bored.

I plan on taking Laura up to Moosehead and Our Happy Place to stay a day or so provided we can find somebody to watch Jade. I plan on renting a cabin and a boat and taking her out to Mt. Kineo. If all goes well I will have another child in about 9.5 months. Just kidding on that one…..kind of. The cabins are beautiful and sit right on the water. They have fire pits where you can just sit back and enjoy the scenery as you roast Jello Pudding Pops, or whatever you enjoy roasting in a fire. I spend most of my days looking forward to that getaway. I am probably setting myself up for frustration but I have no other option.

Until next time, toodles.

Here in Maine

Hello all,

I apologize for taking so long to follow up on my first entry. I am sure the world was at a literary loss without my random thoughts. So I am in Maine now, which is an outdoor paradise. There are biking trails and campgrounds every few miles. I have learned to rely heavily on the outdoors for stress relief, which is both a testament to the beauty up here and the monotony and misery of my present assignment. Nothing new for those of you who have not spoken to me in a while. I miss my wife and kids, and often feel alone up here, but I am using that feeling to develop myself. I wonder is one ever gets to old to do that. I am 28 now and cannot help to think I may have procrastinated on that one. Oh well. The navy life is humorous. For those of you interested in joining any military service I offer the following advice; lose any bit of common sense you have before you join. There is no place for it in the service, and it will only cause you heartache and confusion. That being said, I am a fighter and have not rolled over yet. Perhaps I will come out of this a better person. During the more trying times I often fantasize about laying around on a cold weekend with my kiddos, wrestling with them, while my bikini clad wife serves me cold beer and my English Bulldog (Paco) waddles around. I should also mention in my fantasies that there is a new car and more importantly a new Triumph Thruxton in our garage which for the sake of information is apart of our new house out in the moutains. Feel free to use the above run-on sentence as a Christmas list for me. Without those thoughts, the outdoors, and Music, I would probably be in some turnip worshiping cult by now.

On another note, I have hit the 200 pound plateau up here. I am unsure if that is due to heavy weight lifting and descent eating or to a slowing metabolism and frequent beer nights. Either way, my body is changing drastically and I often find myself amazed at my recent photos.

I should be arriving back in San Diego sometime in mid December. Our Christmas plans are still undecided, but I look forward to a good deal of time away and maybe doing some cross country snow shoeing somewhere. I cannot think of anything else to bore you with right now, but I will make an honest effort to keep everyone up to date more frequently from now on. I should have my gallery up and running soon. It will include tons of pictures from Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Maryland, Maine, Utah, and most importantly Iowa. Can you hear the sarcasm in the last bit of that sentence?


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