Rendezvous with Rangeley, Maine (7/27/13 – 8/3/13)

Before we even went to the house, we descended upon Gregg Allman playing in concert at the Rangeley Health & Wellness Pavilion.

Gregg Allman in concert (7.27.13) at the Rangeley Health & Wellness Pavilion.  He sounded great.

Because no trip to Maine is complete without a female moose, drinking from a stream.

Because no trip to Maine is complete without a female moose, drinking from a puddle.

She was ready for her close-up.

She was ready for her close-up.

The Rangeley Chamber of Commerce.  And my bike.

The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.  And my bike.

This was in the corner of the Chamber of Commerce building.  I think it's a rustic chamber pot holder, and can't imagine any other reason why it was there!  The person "on duty" did not know.

This contraption was in the corner of the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce building.  I like to imagine it was a rustic chamber pot holder (not currently in use).  No one knew what it was.  Do you know?

Lac Megantic is about an hour and a quarter from Rangeley.  We've driven there a few times, and it was a lovely town before it was decimated by a recent runaway freight train.

Rangeley’s Church of the Good Shepherd, displaying a very thoughtful sign. We’ve driven from Rangeley to Lac Megantic (about an hour and a quarter) a few times, and it was a lovely town before it was decimated by a recent runaway freight train.  I believe it will be lovely again.  In fact, I pray for that.

My recipe for "blanca sangria", nasty-style.  Half "Aloe King" juice, half pinot grigio from a bag, and voila, a drink you don't have to worry about anyone stealing from you.

My recipe for “sangria blanca, nasty-style”:  half “Aloe Vera King” juice, half Pinot Grigio from a baggy bottle, and voila, a drink no one will steal from you.  The tiny floating chunks of aloe are fascinating.

Toes in the air!  With a small peek of Rangeley Lake through the trees.

Toes in the air!  With a small peek of Rangeley Lake through the trees.

In Eustis-Stratton, Maine.  Though we didn't stop to eat at The White Wolf Inn this time, we have in past years, and they always had exotic meats on the menu.  (No wolf, though.)

In Eustis-Stratton, Maine.  Though we didn’t stop to eat at The White Wolf Inn this time, we have in past years, and they always had exotic meats on the menu. (No wolf, though.)

A strange little quarry next to "Ira Mountain" in Kingfield, Maine.

A strange little quarry next to “Ira Mountain” in Kingfield, Maine.

Cam hurling rocks next to the quarry.

Cam hurling rocks next to the quarry.

Dean next to a huge rock, next to the quarry.  The rock looks (to me) like a huge age head/face (with grass-hair sprouting on top).

Dean next to a huge rock, next to the quarry.

In a Zen place at the top of Ira Mountain, Kingfield, Maine.

At the top of Ira Mountain, Kingfield, Maine.

Meditating on the mount.

Meditating on the mount.

That awkward moment when you realize it wasn't left by cave-people.

That awkward moment when you realize it wasn’t drawn by cavemen.  (Top of Ira Mountain, Kingfield, ME)

A bunny in Moose Meadows (golf course in Stratton, Maine).

A bunny in Moose Meadows (golf course in Stratton, Maine).

Forks In The Air, a new restaurant in Rangeley, Maine.  The name was good.

Forks In The Air, a new restaurant in Rangeley, Maine.

Top of the muffin to ya.

Top of the muffin to ya.  Or is it a cookie?

E-MUFF said!

E-MUFF said!

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6 Responses to Rendezvous with Rangeley, Maine (7/27/13 – 8/3/13)

  1. doolinpup@aol.com says:

    Great pics and thanks for sharing. Made me want to go to Maine again!

    On another “note” what a thrill to read of the young man from Glastonbury, Eli Baker, who’s going to be in a new sit-com! Good publicity for Back Beat, too.

  2. Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing. Is that one of your (horse) drawings on either side? You’re good at blogging. I want to learn how. I’d like to share something that I just started with you. I don’t know about you but I did 99.9 percent of my Christmas shopping on-line last year. I saved on time and money so that worked well for me. Check out my new website below and I can promise you will find some good deals – free shipping and lot’s of stores to shop around in. Wish me luck on my new venue and Happy Bargain Hunting to you and yours! I have my own business now called Extraordinary Shooping. LLC. The address to my website is below. If you like it please refer this to your friends.

    By-the-way, Cam has grown in leaps and bounds – wow!! You are all a very good looking family. Hope your Mother is doing well? I enjoy reading your entertaining blogs. Hope to see you at the Funny Bone…

    • Thanks so much Carol! Good to hear from you and hope to run into you sometime. Hope all is good w you and your fam. Will def pass along any links you supply…… and I most certainly hope all goes well with your new venture. It sounds cool and I’m sure you’ll help many get a great bargain. 🙂

  3. Thank you, Pat, and you’re right, the Eli Baker thing is very exciting. Glastonbury is a hotbed of talent 🙂

  4. Pat Souza says:

    Those pictures are great. Loved seeing them. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. All is well here just very busy. Love to you all, Pat

  5. joanne says:

    Funky thing in the Chamber of Commerce must be a dry sink.

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