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Coast to Coast

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IMG_4326After almost 4 months on the road, we have finally reached the east coast.  We’ve  been at Libby’s oceanside RV park in southern Maine since last Thursday. Our campsite backs up to the rocky beach below. We’ve spent two afternoons now on the sandy part of the beach during low tide.

IMG_4342The kids have frolicked about, pretending to be crabs or horses, or played on the large boulders which is their ship. I had a chance to sit and read a little book I bought Stephen for his birthday, Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke. One of my WCI instructors mentioned this summer that she read it to her 5th grade class.

Last Saturday we went to the Fairy House tour in the Strawberry Banke Park of Portsmouth, NH. There were so many different, creatively constructed fairy houses. The kids loved it.  Strawberry Banke contains some of the oldest buildings in New Hampshire, dating to the 17th century.

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Luckily, the weather has been beautiful and mostly sunny during our stay here.  Many shops and motels close down at the beginning of fall in York, the town we are near, but it is nice to have an uncrowded beach right at our doorstep.

We spent a few days last week in Vermont, but didn’t explore much beyond our campground.  Next week, we will be heading back to Vermont near Burlington and Lake Champlain for more adventures.

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Author: Jessica Adriance Cowan

I'm a wife, mama of a daughter and son, a lover of writing, and budding herbalist.

7 thoughts on “Coast to Coast

  1. Great going Jessica! Maine’s my birthplace. Cape Elizabeth.
    Back to Vermont & Lake Champlain! You will be heading into lots of fall color!
    Keep the posts & pix coming! Glad I finally went online to find your blog😊

    • Carol! So glad you found my blog. You have been in my thoughts as we headed east. We were just at a beach near Cape Elizabeth a few days ago! Sending you a hug across the country. Be well!

      • FYI. Cindy Morninglight died at the end of July. Her friends & family welcomed the whole community to a remembering last weekend w lovely formal Native prayer song, gentle meditation teacher guiding all of us, choral group of 45 voices singing two of her favorite political action (Holly Near) melodies, and many many folks taking the mic to tell great life stories. Went on two or more hours, just stories full of tears & laughter. Maybe 200 or more people came. In our Grange big room. I had no idea she had founded the first charter high school 30+ yrs ago in Willits & then had to be its principal for a long year before they could find someone w credentials to pick up the reins! She didn’t have the credentials but she wasn’t going to let it sink…
        I know she enjoyed having your support last winter.

      • Thank you for sharing this Carol. The gathering and remembrance of Cindy sounded beautiful. She touched me deeply with her presence and I continue to carry her in my heart. As I homeschool my daughter and son, I sometimes wonder what the heck I’m doing, but I forge ahead. Blessings to you!

      • Just keep your beautiful calm self lightened w your sense of humor. They are getting endless real life experiences wrapped in daily doses of love and fascination w the worlds large & small delights.
        Hugs to you!

  2. Envy that you’re traveling slowly enough to really look & experience so many locales. Historic & otherwise. Hugs&smiles!

    • Just keep your beautiful calm self lightened w your sense of humor. They are getting endless real life experiences wrapped in daily doses of love and fascination w the worlds large & small delights.
      Hugs to you!

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