Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday Services

Last night Nikki, Patrick and I went to the service on top of Cadillac Mountain. Our friend Champ gave the message and it pretty awesome. It ws like God knew exactly what I needed to hear right when I needed to hear it. The message was about trusting in God and being ok with not knowing what was going to happen but just to have faith in God's plan. I met some really great people and we invited them back to the apt for Sunday dinner. It was nice, the town band played in the park across the street. The food was good and the fellowship was good, what more can I ask for? And after everyone left for the night, Patrick and Champ did dishes, yay for that:) there were sooooooo many!!!but they were dolls and took the initiative and finished them:)

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I had such a productive day yesterday! I hike Norumbega Mtn, and the Beehive which was super scary because you have to use ladders and you walk around the egde of the mtn at one point. I did though!! Then we went swimming in the bowl, a pond at the end of the trail.I even got to do pizza and icecream with the roommates:) Today we are going to church services on top of Cadillac and I'm cooking Sunday dinner:) Happy Father's Day!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Met girl from gcsu!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yesterday's Hike

So I woke up at 4:30 yesterday:) The hike wasnt until 5:30 but i couldnt help waking up with the sun :) That is usually how it is here. I watched the sun rise and it was so pretty. Then we hiked at Suier de Mont( i know not how you spell it). Then we got back at 6:45 and i couldnt go back to sleep so i took a walk along west and the shore path, then went to work at 9. After a pretty slow day at work (i got to glaze my black and white whoopies) i took yet another walk. FOund some sea glass and some type of claw.During my lunch break I took some whoopies downstairs and the rest of my red velvet cake and they asked if i had any tea. So i ended up taking my pitcher and filling glasses on the way back from lunch.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Beautiful rainbow over the harbor this evening:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Finally Over

yay i dont have to close at work until next week!!!! Im sooo tired and now have to try and settle so i can get up at 5:00 for a 5:30 hike before work tomorrow. I hopefully wont hit snooze :)

Beautiful day for a hike

Hike to the Asticou Treeace Gardens with my roomies this morning and visited the Asticou Azaelea gardens. They are beautiful!!! Now its off to work :(

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rainy Day

Its raining again :( Atleast at work maybe it will be a little slow and we can listen ti 40s on 4 !

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Days Off

So yesterday I hiked to a plane crash site on the side of a mountain. It was so very sad knowing 2 people died the very place in was standing. The wreckage has never been cleared and the cans and seats and just everything still lay all over the forest floor.
It put me in a pretty weird place for the rest of the day. When i got back to town, I took yet another hike down the shore path and down west street. After eating lunch I went out to the park and sat for a few hours to read and soak up the sun, it was a nice warm 70 degrees:) Checked out a few books from the library, got a blueberry lemonade and then went back to read. After reading I went in for dinner and then took yet another walk:) I watched the sunset over the harbor and then came in and watched Steel Magnolias. I needed to hear the accents:)

Woke up this morning to pouring rain. I had planned on hiking Otter Trail. So changed plans and went off island to walmart. It wqascrazy!!!!!!! Decided to bake a red velvet cake:) Got back to the apt and started baking. I think red velvet cakes dont like to be made above the mason dixon line, its not as good as the one's mama makes. Ill try apple cake next time. Cooked my supper for the upcoming week. Red Beans and rice. Then Patrick, Nicki, Champ and I watched Willow. Great Movie:) You cant go wrong with a red headed baby and Val Kilmer sword fighting:) Next Movie night- LONESOME DOVE!! cant wait cause westerns are awesome!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The margarey todd looks like a pirate ship sailing in from the fog!


SO another catch up blog. Sunday evening was crazy!!! We were so packed and didnt even get home until 11! Then I had to open on Monday:( Atleast we werent so busy:) Yesterday I made red velvet whoopie pies that definately didnt taste as good as mama's red velvet cake. I think I am going to have to fiddle with the recipe. Last night we watched Lord of the Rings Return of the King. Bad move when Nikki and I both have to open this morning, I guess we'll load up on coffee:) Took a nice walk last night after all of the rain stopped. It was very cool and nice outside , not too cold. Today is my Thursday, hopefully the work day will go by pretty quickly. Hope everyone has a great day!
love ya

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Catch Up

So I know I haven't updated in a few days so I'll catch everyone up in this post. On Monday we had orientation for the company. That went pretty well, nothing to write home about. Tuesday went to work and did a little bit of this and that. Wednesday night we had our employee banquet:) Free food! Scallops, steak, popovers, mac and cheese and veggies and homemade icecream which is made by by roommate who uses special recipe and process:) this makes the ice cream served here so AWESOME!!!!! People at our table were pretty interesting, one guy hates squirrels. Afterwards, Cathy and Eric , managers at AO led a full moon hike. Patrick, Nikki, and I were all gung ho and thought lots of people were going...turns out it was just us and Champ. I guess I should take a sec to talk about the friends I'm making here. Patrick and NIkki are sooo nice. They are a youngmarried couple from Texas. Nikki comes from a super small town in Texas so she totally understands what its like being from a small town. She also got her name from a John Cusack movie. Patrick her husband is the resident ice cream and gelato maker. The gelato he makes is awesome:) He likes Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, Willow and Legend-enough said. Champ is from Michigan and his real name is Champion, named after a baseball player. He played ball in college. Interesting side note-he says EH just like the Canadians.
Soooo back to my story, so we went for the full moon hike around Jordan Pond and up to south bubble and balance rock. You should look it up on internet and you can see our destination. anyway the hike was wow!! At night on all of those rocks. It was scary and challenging and pretty great all at the same time. HIking down the trail from SOuth Bubble was the scariest because the path we took was pretty vertical and the rocks didnt make for easy hiking in the dark. ok so thursday was a work day-nothing much to write about. Friday, my day off!! Woke up early and met my coworkers at Two Cats (local b&B) for breakfast. Company gives each store money for a meal once a month. it was soooooooo good. Then it was off to BAN-GOR. I stress this for my friends, those mentioned above, give me crap for pronouncing it Ban-ger.Its ok though becasue really coming from 2 texans and one almost canadian that says EH , Ill keep saying "banger" . Anyway, got some sunglasses that Champ deemed too big, and Legend which we all watched later on with friends Heidi and Ashley. Came back from Bangor just in time to meet casey, Nikki, and Ashley for walk over to Bar Island. When the tide is low you can walk over to Bar Island and hike up to the summit. The Lupines are in early bloom so we decided to take a hike. When we came back we had ice cream and invited everyone to come eat whoopies, drink sweet tea and watch legend. Which we did :) Today has been my second day off and very laid back. I slept late -until 8! Cleaned my room, did laundry, went to Ellsworth and picked up some pics and some material to make a curtain. I watched my netflix -Glee disc 3and have been catching up my blog. I want so badly to go outside for a walk but the tourists are out in droves and I'm sure the shore path is totally crowded:( Mayb eill take a walk on west instead. Anyway call me, messgae me, comment or just read the blog. Ilove you !!!!
love, l

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yesterday i spent all day in the kitchen making whoopie pies. I ended up making a lot!!!! You can only make small batches at a time so it took me from 9-4. I made pumpkin with cream cheese and chocolate chip-wonderful, chocolate chip peanut butter rolled in reeces cups and blueberry lemon which were also yummmmmm. Today Im making red velvet. We also have an employee dinner tonight followed by a full moon hike around Jordan Pond. Sun has started coming up even earlier now- 4:20ish. This week on my day off I'm getting a curtain!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

today's sunset-wish i would have had my real camera

When I get homesick

I realize that I can just look past the water to the mountains on the other side of the bay. The remind me of the north georgia mountains:) It's like I'm kinda at home. Today we had orientation0-boring, but atleast we got paid to sit and be bored.

It was actually really hot today.It felt like Georgia weather. The air smells really good again tonight-much like every night. I think at some point ill have to sample the restaurant that is 2 doors down. One of my roommates had a pulled pork hamburger yesterday with bacon and sounds amazing. I'll definately have to try it sometime. I think my fave new things from here is the blueberry lemonade and lobster roll.and the pumpkin whoopie pie :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Whoopie pies


These are the Whoopie Pies I made today at work:) I also made pumkin and cream cheese pies! They sold pretty well. It's definately something that I've never seen,and cant wait to bring these things to Georgia.
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I get to learn how to make whoopie pies today!
Time to go rock the khaki
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Early Day

Ok. So I know I have mentioned that the sun comes up way early here, like 5ish and its FULL SUN, so it really throws me off. I thought I'd be adjusted by now, but nope. I woke up at 6 this morning looked at my watch thinking"ohits prob 9 because the sun is really out" NOT EVEN. So i just laid in the bed waiting to fall back asleep. That didnt happen so now im taking advantage of the fact that no one else is up and the internet always works best this time in the morning. Im about to go take a walk on the Shore Path.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pic from Hike

Cold Foggy Day

I knew the sunny weather couldnt last for long :( I was lucky, on my two days off i had weather in the 70s and I went to the beach on both days. Last evenin gwent hiking with Nikki and Ashley on Great Head Trail. Hiking here is not like hiking in Georgia. There were parts of the trail where we had to climb rocks! Well i just had to get over my fear of heights, and falling, and sharp things because it was pretty much climb or be stuck on the trail and be airlifted out:) Today was a cold and foggy day and im glad i had to work because it wouldnt have been the best day off. i tried the new coffee granitas at the shop, man are those good. I also tried a sample of one our 26 fudges-chocolate blueberry. Ehh ok not my fave though. Apparently Maine is famous for its wild blueberries, i had no idea. If you had no idea also, come to Maine, go in a store, believe me by the time you leave you'll know everything Maine is famous for, blueberries, light houses, balsam fir ( smells GREAT!!!) To the few people who read this blog, Christmas SPOILER ALERT****you will more than likely be recieving Maine themed presents for the upcoming holiday season. I get 40% off throught the company, I'd be stupid not to use that discount:) So if you like Maine, you are in luck, if you dont well, you will after you recieve the fabulous gift i honor you with :) well i think im about to go watch Bones Season 2 and eat some spaghetti:) I would say yummm but the spaghetti is made with wheat pasta and turkey. Hey i got to do what I can to be healthy :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just ate crab roll, shrimp chowder and blueberry lemonade at Seawall Drive Inn. Now at Seawall and found my first seaglass!
At sand beach. Beautiful day. Temp inching its way into the 70s:)


I think I am going to go exploring today. I'll start with my usual morning walk by the shore path and then hop in the car and drive to Sand Beach. I'd like everyone to know that just because this is the beach the water isnt bearable. Casey, a girl I work with said "you can go in the water there if you want to go polar bearing". I read some info on the beach and basically the arctic water pretty much keeps it cold. Makes me miss the Gulf:( Woke up at 5 this morning and just laid in bed. One of the many downfalls of being this far north, sun comes up sooooo early, like not just teeny sunrise but full blown sun very early, plus side no one in the apts are up so im able to pull up instant watch on netflix :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Snow is playing obn radio!!
Gulls make the lonliest sounds

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Met a few ladies from Tifton-they actually knew of my family there:)
Just met some really nice ladies from Augusta!! I'm telling you Southern Hospitality knows no limits :)
Heading off to work after morning walk around the shore path. Its going to be a long day. On the upside-weather is actually nice and not so cold.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Walk on the Shore Path

About to take a walk on the shore path in town. It's so beautiful. There are lots of rocks and driftwood and apparently sea glass, which i havent found yet. One of the pieces of driftwood looks like a huge dinosaur vertebrae. My goal for the summer is to find sea glass. This is pretty but i think parts of Georgia can definately compete:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Eating supper on a park bench while watching the ocean and boats and listening to the seagulls.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Made it to Maine!
Note to self-find out what Ninety-nine is. Pretty sure some type of restaurant.
Just an observation-people in Massachusetts love Dunkin Donuts. One on almost every single exit.
Greenwich,CT has the most diverse McDonalds I've ever been in. only other place I've been where I've heard that many languages at the same time Disney World.
Can barely see the NYC skyline. The fog is awful!
Today's journey will start on the New Jersey turnpike

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In D.C.
176 miles to Richmond
After watching Criminal Minds a rest stop at 349 am seems a lot creepier.
On the road at 3 a.m. Should be arriving in Washington at around 1:OO. Glee playing on the stereo, all is good.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Finished Packing!

Almost Time

Laundry, Packing, Cleaning out car, Picking up a few more things from the store, AHHHHHHHHHH!Too much to do:)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Cookout

We had time to take a few pics before our Mother's Day feast today. Here is one of my favorites.

Picnic in Milledgeville

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Monday, May 3, 2010

The countdown continues...

9 days before the big trip to Maine. Almost finished getting everything together. This past weekend took some pics of Bre and Heather. I'll post a few but you can view them all at http://lgsumner>

Monday, April 12, 2010

4 weeks until the big trip!

Friday, April 2, 2010

2nd day of April and 81 degrees!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

6 weeks !

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Website for pics

New pics from the new camera

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Some pics from Wyoming.

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Today's sunset.
Countdown- 2 months!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


location in downtown Bar Harbor. Close to water, the park and right in downtown:)

My trip planning progresses!

So I finally got a comprehensive guidebook to Acadia National Park! I've already read every one of the 278 pages. Atleast I can check another itme off of my list :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rainy Day in Georgia

Oh Spring. I can't wait for you to get here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Countdown to Maine

Countdown to Maine......11 weeks and 3 days.

On May 12th my bags will be packed and I'll be leaving for 5 months in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. Am I sure that Bar Harbor is beautiful? No, but from what I hear once you go you never want to come back. I'm a little bit excited and pretty nervous. I guess that is why I am starting this blog, to give me a way to channel those oh so many emotions and to have a link to my friends and family in Georgia. So if you happen upon this blog and you have any stories or recommendations about your trip to Maine please let me know :)