We're off to our favorite place on earth. A small campground on the coast of Maine.
It's a tradition that started in 1957, when my parents brought me camping at Hermit Island for the very first time.
All though we haven't been every year, and some of the years we've rented a cottage rather than camp, this year were going camping.
In a tent...
And I can't wait.
One whole week of relaxing.
Here's a picture of HI from the cottage we've rented the last few years.
The picture shows the kelp shed, which serves as the office.
This is a picture of the campsite we will be on. I took it last fall, November, when I was up that way hunting. It's a lot prettier in the summer when all is green. From the back of the site it is about ten steps to the edge of the ledge over the ocean, and a beautiful view to the west.
I will have plenty of pictures to share the week after next.
We need this vacation bad.
the stress of Matt being in Iraq, and the every day issues of running a business have taken a toll on both my wife and I.
Though we won't be able to forget about Matt, and the troops in harms way, we will get some time to relax, and take a deep breath.
If you follow the comments to this blog you've noticed that we have a new contributor. Mark is from Florida, and has a son in Iraq also.
I have recieved emails from Penny in Tennessee whose son is in a stryker unit in Baghdad.
We are drawn together by a common bond, and I appreciate their communication, and hope for the day that we can celebrate the safe return of our sons.
While in Maine next week I plan to get down to Freeport to join the ladies on the hill.
Pleasevisit their web page,
and thank them for what they do.
They go to Bangor and send off the troops when ever they can, and have lot's of pictures of units departing, and returning.
You never know what kind of PREVERT might be peeping.
Like a bro Mic, like a bro!!!
Feel the love!!