A big hello from the shores of Sebago Lake in southern Maine. Julie and I have been out here in Maine for the past 10 days and have been absolutely loving it. We had amazing weather the first week (high 70's) and now the trees have started to change color in earnest.
As both of our dedicated readers know Sebago is 'homebase' #2 in our great travel adventure. We are staying at the gorgeous lake house of Julie's aunt and uncle (thanks Mike and Cilla!!) near Raymond, ME (see map). For all you non-New Englanders out there, Sebago is a big lake (~30k acres) in Southern Maine and a very popular vacation destination for Boston area ppl.
The cottage at Sebago was a constant for Julie growing up - spending time here every summer until our wedding and honeymoon disrupted the pattern last year. Therefore in addition to its inherent beauty the place casts quite a spell on her. Luckily for me I too absolutely love the place. It is one of the very few places either of us has found that we can go to and just relax. We find ourselves perfectly content - beautiful weather or not - just sitting here at the house, looking out at the lake, reading, and enjoying. Of course, it has also spoiled us so any 'vacation' house of the distant future is going to have to be pretty dang nice. doh.
Anyhow, so not much excitement to report beyond a few side trips I will write about soon. I am still in trip planning mode (for Australia and New Zealand) and am only on my second book. Currently a biography of Winston Churchill. Jules is in prime GRE studying mode and is about fed up with my offers to be 'Professor' Agar in order to impart what all of you know is my great wisdom...
Below is a pic taken right outside the cottage at sunset our first night here. Cheers!