Revisiting “Lost on a Mountain in Maine”
Back in 2016, I wrote about the Maine woods, growing up learning and knowing how to stay safe inside them, and about Donn Fendler, who, at 12 years old, got lost on Mount Katahdin and survived walking about 35 miles over the course of nine days. This past weekend, on July 25th, I hiked the same trail Donn Fendler and his hiking party hiked 81 years and one week before—and revisited Lost on a Mountain in Maine.
The Ducks in the River | Sunday Morning Thoughts
Three ducks have made themselves quite comfortable in the small river behind my apartment. Every morning for the past few weeks I have seen them sitting on the rocks that are not totally submerged. Often I only see two staying dry above the surface of the water; the third is always floating nearby or is just surfacing from below.
On the Road: Maine State Library
There’s Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and – surprise! – it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from the Maine State Library (to be delivered to a nearby library they are connected to) without a state library card. So I decided to spend a lovely Saturday morning making the trip up to Augusta (the capital of Maine) to get a card and the book.
On The Road: The Briar Patch
There’s Something About The Briar Patch When it comes to cities in the Pine Tree State (granted, we don’t have many), none other embodies the Maine experience like Bangor. It’s a gateway to both the coast and the County, its suburbia sprawls historically around the smaller downtown, and it’s a great place to keep busy and stay content without the hassle of Portland-esque traffic. The food, arts, and entertainment scenes are cozy yet ranging, and Bangor keeps you within an arm’s reach of rural spaces. Of course, a great city – in Maine or anywhere else, really – would not be complete without a great bookstore.
From My Bookshelf: Firs, Serpents, Everything
Since it’s summertime and I live in Vacationland, I thought it fitting to pull three books From My Bookshelf that were written by Maine authors. Let me know below if you’ve heard of any of the authors, or better yet, if you’ve read any of the books themselves.
Barnes & Noble – Augusta, Maine
There’s Something About Barnes & Noble When I started my On The Road series, I told myself to stick to writing about bookstores, cafes, and hangouts that are underrated, exceptionally special to me, and on my non-physical bookish bucket list. From the title of this blog post, you are probably thinking, “way to veer off track,” and you’re right, sort of. The reason I’m making an exception for this Barnes & Noble is because it’s the only B&N in Maine (even our neighbor New Hampshire has four), so trips there are a little more exciting than if there were more locations in the state (I tell myself).