Wayne: A Vintage Inspired Yacht Being Built By Hand

Last year Averyl and I went to visit my friend Dave in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he is building a vintage inspired 32 foot wooden Lobster Yacht named “Calidris.” He’s building it by himself, by hand! I’ve built, with help from the team I supervised, over twenty yachts during the course of my career, so I was happy to offer him some advice. I was very inspired by Dave and his dedication to making his dream come to life. 

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Wayne: Remembering Carburs Restaurant in Burlington, VT & Portland, ME

I started working at Carburs kitchen in Burlington Vermont in August of 1977.  Little did I know then, that for the next 12 years I would become completely enmeshed in the company and in the restaurant business.

After working in Burlington for almost two years, the opportunity to become part of the management team in Portland came up.  I jumped at the chance with the caveat expressed to ownership that as soon as a position became available in Burlington, I would be allowed to move back.  As irony would have it two years later I was asked to return to Burlington, but Portland, by that time had become the place I wanted to make my permanent home.

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Fall Foliage Drive to New Hampshire

Finally we have some spectacular foliage! Wayne and I took the scenic route to Ossipee, New Hampshire where we had breakfast at a local diner. It rained on the way over but the sun came through on our way home. Here are some of the colorful sights from our drive.

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Sightseeing & Lobster Dinner on Bailey Island

Wayne and I took a drive out to Bailey Island, an absolutely adorable and picturesque place. The summer breezes were filled with the wonderful scent of the sea.  Continue reading “Sightseeing & Lobster Dinner on Bailey Island”

Summering at Home in Scarborough (while sick)

Good morning! I’m feeling better today. Out of the blue on Friday I came down with a fever peaking at 101, sore throat and swollen glands that lasted through the weekend. I went to the doctor yesterday and I have tonsillitis. I’ll know tomorrow if I need antibiotics and I really hope I don’t because I don’t tolerate them very well and am allergic to some. However, I’m hopeful I won’t need them because my symptoms are far less severe today.  In the meantime I’ve been “summering” at home and the accommodations, entertainments and care thanks to Wayne have been tops! Continue reading “Summering at Home in Scarborough (while sick)”

Building A Second Raised Garden Bed for 2017

Wayne and I both really loved our homegrown tomato sandwiches, salads, sauces and slices last year so we decided that he would build another raised bed this spring. Continue reading “Building A Second Raised Garden Bed for 2017”

Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration in the Old Port

I received two complimentary tickets to the Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration at the Gulf Of Maine Research Institute in Portland, so I took Wayne out on a date! Continue reading “Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration in the Old Port”

Graham Nash: This Path Tonight Tour 2016, State Theatre, Portland, ME

(Originally published 10/13/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) The stage at State Theatre, a beautiful historic venue. (Those aren’t real candles. I have the same ones in my home office. Fire-safe fakery is actually awesome.)

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