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Old 07-09-2006, 02:08 PM   #16
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I live in Maine and I was also in Rangely on July 1st, but mine was a day trip for my daughters 15th b-day. I completely understand how you feel about the lakes. My favorite places are lakes/mountains/streams. I much prefer them over the ocean. Over Memorial Day Weekend we camped in the Cupsuptic area. We hiked a different mountain, but also had beautiful views. However, I don't recommend spring hiking when the black flies are in full force. They can drive a sane person mad. Hiking in the fall with the foliage is wonderful! I have never celebrated July 4th on the 3rd. In our area we always have fireworks on the 4th. I guess it depends on the town.
Thank you for sharing your trip with us.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:32 PM   #17
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Pincesskitty1- Get back up here and visit!

MaryJo-Thanks so much! I really love California and the Western US. Yosemitie, Yellowstone, Glacier....they are fantastic too. I even love the Muir woods! Have a great time on your trippie and write about it when you return, if you have the time, you techie/riddler you.

Pumba- Fellow Mainer. I love driving up by Small's Falls, and stopping for a dip at the bottom...it is one of the kid's favorite spots. I tried to get a picture of the 'caution! high rate of moose accidents for the next 7 miles' sign, but missed it....It is amazing country.

Kpk89-NH is everybit as awesome as Maine. You live in fairyland too. Thanks for the sweet sentiments.

Momrek06- You rock woman! Thanks for following me here! Your words are entirely too kind. And I love Massachusetts too. Some of my fondest memories occured in your state...And thanks for sharing the story of your hairdresser! I didn't mention Rangeley is a four season destination. It really is. Beyond snowmobiling and ice fishing, there are two fabulous ski resorts, one right here in Rangeley and Sugarloaf, about 30 minutes away.

Sadiedog- hello fellow maniac. Good to know not every community messes up the 4th by celebrating a day early. They don't do it when the 4th falls on a weekend...just strikes me as odd....

JVL1018- I am going to post a separate post to you next....

Thanks to all you little cherubs for reading my sleepy tale....
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #18
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I actually have tears in my eyes. You've brought me back in time. Different lake, very similar memories.

From the summer before I turned 1 until the summer I was 11, my parents, brothers and I, along with my aunt, uncle and cousins on my Dad's side, my Mom's cousin and her family and always at least 3 other families that were friends of one or all of the above families, we all drove from NJ and Long Island to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY for a week at the lake.
What a wonderful way to spend a vacation each summer with all those people! I grew up spending a month each winter on Sanibel Island at my grandparent's beach house, and they were and still are some of my best childhood memories. There was something comforting about going back each year. I remember being so sad when the day came for us to leave. I would cry and cry. Our nephews do that at Christmas when they leave our house, and at the end of the lake week. It is always so hard for the magic to end....
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Rustic cabins, canoe races, campfires, the camp store with the squeaky door slamming, softball games every night-kids at 6, adults at 8- sailing, long afternoons swimming in the lake, taking the power boat down the Schroon River to the pizza place The Narrows, a car stopping in front of the cabin with someone yelling for us kids to "get in, we're going to Dairy Queen!" going to sleep to the sound of all our parents staying up late playing cards.
What a wonderful vignette of your own lakeside memories. Thank you...
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Now my aunt is gone, my mom's cousin Ruthie is gone, my Mom is gone(cancer all of them), I no longer talk to my cousins or my father, but for a long time we all had one week of bliss ever year. I had a very happy childhood and our one week of vacation at Wakonda every year is always the first thing I think of when I think of my very best childhood memories.
Thanks for bringing it all back for me.
I am so very very sorry for your losses, especially your mother. Mickey was it? And to cancer. It sounds as though reading this was bittersweet for you. I am so glad you had those times growing up. I feel fortunate too. So many kids don't get the chances we did, right? Have you considered taking your own children? You could never recreate what you experienced. But you could build a new tradition for your kids....
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You're a wonderful writer and the picture of you and your daughter at sunset is just beautiful!
Thank you so very, very much for your words and sharing your story. I hope that Rangeley becomes to my children what Wakonda clearly is to you.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:18 PM   #19
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Horsey baby,

Beautiful pictures, wonderful imagery, fun (NOT boring) TR. The pictures of you and the kids, and the scenery too, are all fabulous.

As usual, I felt like I was right there with you! I have never been to that part of Maine, but am now very intrigued. We were just chatting with some friends today and saying how great it would be to find a big cabin or compound to stay with our whole crew (LOTS of couples and kids) for a week in the summer. I think it would be so much fun. Up until now, we've only cruised together. I would love to find a place like this one to spend a nice, relaxing week. I may be calling you for more info!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:25 PM   #20
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I am so very very sorry for your losses, especially your mother. Mickey was it? And to cancer. It sounds as though reading this was bittersweet for you. I am so glad you had those times growing up. I feel fortunate too. So many kids don't get the chances we did, right? Have you considered taking your own children? You could never recreate what you experienced. But you could build a new tradition for your kids....
Thank you so very, very much for your words and sharing your story. I hope that Rangeley becomes to my children what Wakonda clearly is to you.
Thank you for your condolences. Yes, her name was Mickey.

I have brought my children, and it was SO strange! They don't rent out the cabins anymore(we camped), and everything seemed sooo much smaller than I remembered, the lake that I remembered as so vast, was actually not. LOL

We go to WDW and Hilton Head every year, so my kids are making their memories there.
Hilton Head has that same laid back feeling, I think. Our resort is on the marsh not on the ocean so it's definately a woodsy feeling even though it's an island in the Atlantic..and the whole resort is carpeted with pine needles so it actually smells like upstate NY to me. Every time we arrive I take a deep breath and say to my husband. Ahh, Wakonda! LOL
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:42 PM   #21
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Horsey,
My DH has wanted to visit Maine for years now and I've never been to gung-ho about it because he wants to drive (and I dis-like long car trips) and he wants to eat tons of lobster (I don't do lobster). We sat down together and looked at your pictures today. I do believe you might have changed my mind.
I grew up 5 minutes from a huge lake and we often went out on the 4th to watch fireworks from a boat. It is such a blast.
What a sweet family and what a sweet and beautiful vacation. Thank you for sharing it with us and since there is enough room for 16 and you only have 10, we'll be joining you next year! (party of 4)

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Old 07-10-2006, 07:59 AM   #22
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Ashclan and Frickles...what a compliment that this lil' trippie might sway you to come north. You know how to find me if you need more info....

Truly, the best time to go is late July, August, or early September....The lake was a little too chilly this early in July...Especially for you Georgia peaches, Frick....

And JVL1018, Oh do I know about the amazing shrinking thing when returning to childhood stomping grounds....I really, really do.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:59 AM   #23
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Horsey, thank you. Loved it! Your kids are beautiful, but you knew that, didn't you?! (Love Jack's haircut, btw!)

When I was a teenager, I read a book about a camp in Maine... you know, all the counselors falling in and out of love. I've wanted to visit ever since. But, as you said... us GA Peaches and our delicate southern skin... I don't actually have to get IN the water, do I??
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:51 AM   #24
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Rhonda! Thanks. You could swim in August baby, but pick a lake a little further south. Rangeley is big, and deep and cold! Never gets much above 70 or 72. BTW, I only went in once this trip. It hovered around 64. Even too cold for this artic dweller....so no, you don't have to go in. But I have to tell you, going swimming in the lake, sans suit, is really something very special....

I loved those campy romancy books too, even like Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew did the summer camp romancy thing...

So sorry to hear about little Wes' rash. Eeek!
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:24 AM   #25
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Lovely trip report and everyone looks so happy (at least prior to dunking the camera)

makes me happy we live near a lake!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:06 PM   #26
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My sweet littlehorseyponybabygirl -

Your report was . . .mesmerizing. I read it and felt the lake breezes, heard the loons, saw the kids jumping in and out of the lake and hunched down, as only kids can hunch down, over a small pool with tadpoles in it. In short, I loved it. Your trip sounds beautiful, as does the lake, the cabin, the mountains, and your family.

So sorry about Grammy J and the nasty bugs. What a hassle.

My parents at one point thought about buying a lodge in Maine. I remember that they left us kids behind (I was very young) and drove up to Maine to check the place out. For whatever reason, they decided not to. It was after that trip that my dad went to Veterinary College. I reflect on the different path my life could have taken based on the actions of my parents. Would I still work in the same field if I had grown up in Maine, rather than as a child of the armed services? I would certainly have gone to a different college, married a different man, had different children. It all seems so strange to think about.

I think I need to add Maine to my list of places I would like to visit someday. It's a very long list at this point, and just keeps growing!

Welcome home horsegirl . . .you were missed!


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Old 07-10-2006, 04:14 PM   #27
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Lovely story, lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Just what I needed...

Sweet Horsey -

I went to bed a couple of hours ago. After watching a few DVD episodes of Lost. Obviously that show got into my head and caused a most disturbing nightmare. I awoke with that horrible, fearful feeling and thought about what I could do to get my mind back to a happy place. So I came to the computer and read your report. And my mind is definitely back to a happy place.

What a beautiful report. Your vacation sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. We too enjoyed fireworks over the lake on July 4th (not 3rd ). And while we might have had a few more rednecks than "Maniacs", it was a community feeling all the same. Boats of all types, families enjoying one another, firework "preshows" all around the lake, music, just all around good times. A true celebration of our country and the freedom we enjoy here.

Thanks again for the lovely report. Your writing is good reading.
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:58 AM   #29
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offwegotoneverland. Can I go to? I really, really want to escape and not grow up. Thank you...

GeorgiaAristocat. Your post was charming. Your thoughts are ones I have had so many times. What if somehow a different turn had been taken in life. Where would I be, how would my life be different. I had forgotten your dad was a vet. He is my hero....Put Maine on your list. Not only are there lots of wonderful lakes, but there is a good friend here, who wants to see you. And believe it or not, Atlanta is on my list of places I want to go.....

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply Liamaunt...

NicoleMarie. I so understand the not being able to sleep thing. I am truly flattered that you wandered to my short story to try to put your mind at ease....Thank you so very much for your kind words...and insightful thoughts.

I hadn't really thought about all the neat anectodes that this would ellicit from others. I truly have enjoyed all the replies....keep them coming.
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when we go to Reid State Park and the surf temp is usually in the 50s.....then I know when my legs go numb it is for a reason.....that is always so darn cold......Moosehead lake is another cold temp lake though...
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