This Is Not My Dolly

I’m becoming more and more a fan of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Eleanor’s commitment to humanity, and Franklin’s leadership qualities stand out if you look for them.  As we visit the Federal, State, and Army Corp of Engineers facilities often we see plaques commemorating the services of the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC).  The early 1930’s… Continue reading This Is Not My Dolly

Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Eastport, Maine was just across the bay from our campground, but it took over an hour to get there.  Supposedly it had a fantastic bakery, and we wanted Blueberry Pie.  We never found the fantastic bakery, and settled for a lame Blueberry turnover.   We learned Eastport was the setting for the Fox Television’s filming of… Continue reading Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Tides, Eleanor, and Howe

From Lubec, ME To Campobello Canada Lubec, ME is located on a peninsula overlooking an excellent ice-free harbor, the town was first settled about 1775.  Fun fact – in 1897 Reverend Prescott Jernegan and Charles Fisher from Martha's Vineyard claimed to have developed a method of using "accumulators" to get gold from sea water.  The scheme attracted investors… Continue reading Tides, Eleanor, and Howe

Sherando National Forest, Virginia

Good Gig Mike and Eileen have an interesting gig going on. Both are private chefs. They contract with B&B facilities in Colorado, and on the East Coast.  For ten years they have been traveling back and forth between the shoulder seasons.  Vacationing skiers in Colorado (6 months), and the Vanderbilt types (4 months) along the East Coast. … Continue reading Sherando National Forest, Virginia

On Staff

Honor System Check In Some of the National Forests and Army Corp of Engineers recreation areas are understaffed.  That’s when the honor system takes over.  We goofed when picking out, and paying for a site at Sherando.  We did the discount correctly but omitted the additional $6.00 for electric cost.  The following morning a camp… Continue reading On Staff