Staying Packed

Over the course of the last two months my suitcase has had its fair share of bumps and bruises.  Over 8k miles just between December and February alone.  That’s what happens when you take a Texas gal out of the Lone Star state and plop her down on the iceberg coast of Maine 😉  (just kidding..I actually […]

Christmas in Maine

When we left Maine over a month ago for Texas it was still Fall, now that we or rather (I) have returned it’s instantly Winter.  How did that happen?  Guess I have been gone a month!  Flying in from south Texas with temps well over 78F, I greeted the cold like a long lost friend. […]

Where the U.S. ends and Canada begins

Here’s a look at the weekend roadtrip the Chef and I made to the eastern most city in the continental U.S.–Lubec, Maine.  Along the way we couldn’t help but stop when we saw something unusual–a historic home, a fort complete with Civil War reenactors or a candy-cane lighthouse. Once we reached Lubec (charming little coastal village) and saw Canada just […]

Racing a lobsterboat…seriously?

Nothing says “welcome to Maine” better than a day at the races…”Lobstahboat” races that is.  Thanks to our long time Maine friend miss Shafay, the Pear had the chance to experience this good ole boy kind of “downeast” Maine fun! After years of living near the coast, we’ve had many opportunities to race with sailors before. […]

Motoring the Eastern Passage

The Traveling Pear has arrived…to our new home in Maine.  The journey here was filled with an array of unimaginable sights, whimsical overnight accommodations, meetings with friends from the past and friends we had never met (yeah sounds weird but this friend was made through email, graduate classes and a shared fanaticism of history) and then there […]

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