October 8-10, 2022 – Eastport, Maine

This weekend Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I visited and stayed in the town of Eastport, Maine. Eastport, Maine is a coastal town that is the easternmost city in the United States. Eastport is popular for whale watching, shops and restaurants, and an annual Pirate Festival that occurs in September. It also has the deepest port on the East Coast.

We had a relaxing Adventure to Eastport, Maine. We stayed in an Airbnb which was just right for us, clean, and relaxing. We wandered the downtown area several times, enjoying a path along the shore, and various small landmarks on our walks. The town was very quiet, my type of place! Although we enjoyed our visit, it is unlikely that I will return as there were limited activities and activities. However, while we were there, we were able to explore other nearby locations, including: the town of Lubec, and Quoddy State Park. I decided not to blog about the town of Lubec but will include some photographs in future Weekly Photo/Video. Although simple, still glad we could visit Eastport with great company! (This blog will not be rated).

October 9, 2022 – Quoddy Head State Park – Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine. Quoddy Head State Park is the easternmost point of land in the United States. The Park has almost 550 acres of land, trails, and home of the West Quoddy Head Light House.

We had a gorgeous Adventure to Quoddy Head State Park. I have been wanting to visit Quoddy Head State Park for many years and finally today was the day. We arrived to find many other visitors, but as time went on we realized they were spread out, so it did not seem too busy. We began the West Quoddy Head Light House, a beautiful and unique structure, the brilliant blue sea framing the backdrop. The Light House definitely did not disappoint.

After checking out the Lighthouse we headed down the trail along the shore, providing spectacular views. There were gigantic rocks, water views, and a well-manicured trails. It was so pretty, and peaceful, full of the fragrant smell of evergreens. We walked, took photos and enjoyed every moment of this magnificent park. The pups were wild and energetic, and overjoyed to find new smells throughout. I did not want to leave this magnificent park. A gorgeous day at Quoddy Head State Park and long overdue adventure finding the best of the best. I highly recommend this lovely oasis (Rating: 5).

September 3, 2022 – A day in Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Maine. We adventured to one of our favorite parks – Fort Williams Parks, and also explored the town of Wicasset and the grounds of Castle Tucker, Although I have blogged about Fort Williams Park before I thought I would still include it in my collage of our day in Maine. We enjoyed walking, some digging (haha), and both Wilma Gus appreciated some happy rolls. So glad to explore with my adorable pair! (This blog will not be rated).

August 19, 2022 – Mount Agamenticus – Maine

Today Gus and I Adventured to Mount Agamenticus in Cape Neddick, Maine. Mount Agamenticus is an almost 700 foot high mountain, with approximately eight miles of trails, including a hike to the summit. There is also a driving road to the summit.

Gus and I had a lovely hike up to the top of Mount Agamenticus. I felt guilty leaving Wilma home but she has become quite sensitive and unappreciative of the warm weather so I thought that was best. On our hike today we did the combined Ring, Blueberry Bluff, Sweet Fern Trail loop but also enjoyed other trails including the Northface Path and the Big A Loop. The trails were well marked.

We arrived at the base parking lot at approximately 6:45 and off we went. I could not believe how quickly we arrived at the summit. The top of the Mountain had lovely views and various trails throughout. We took our time walking and found few other visitors, so glad to be early birds! There were several look-outs, boardwalks, wildflowers, and lots of green color.

After taking our time at the summit we headed down the Sweet Fern Trail back to the Ring Trail. Poor Gus seemed quite nervous on much of the trip, but still enjoyed exploring, chasing moths, and the new smells of the terrain. We started to see more people on our return trip. On our hike we saw three dogs, all of which were leashed. Although I was not as impressed as I expected with this location, I greatly enjoyed an energetic hike. So glad we could hike Mount Agamenticus today (Rating: 4).

July 11, 2022 – Scoop Deck – Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, and I adventured to Scoop Deck in Wells, Maine. Scoop Deck is a family business that was opened in 1983. They sell ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet and have endless flavors. Scoop Deck is a well known ice cream shop in Maine.

We had a delicious adventure to Scoop Deck. I ordered the specialty dog ice cream for Wilma, and Gus and a root beer float for myself. We headed to the seating area in the back so the pups could enjoy their ice cream. Wilma immediately started enjoying hers while Gus took a minute before he realized the great treat before him! I decided to take mine to go. So fun to have some refreshing ice cream on our daytrip to Maine (Rating: 4).

July 11, 2022 – Parsons Way – Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, and I adventured to Parsons Way in Kennebunkport, Maine. Parsons Way is a two mile walkway that starts near Arundel Beach and ends at the summer home of former President George H. W. Bush – Walker Point. This route winds along the coast with benches, rocky beaches, beautiful views of the shoreline and luxury homes.

We had a lovely adventure to Parsons Way. I was pleased to find free parking near the The Colony Hotel and off we went. It was a beautiful day! We walked and took time to enjoy the views. The scenery gorgeous, bright blue water, unique rock formations, and colorful flowers. Along the way we stopped at St. Anne’s church a pretty church with coastal views, and of course checked out some of the beaches and scenic overlooks. We ended at the Bush estate and observed the home from afar. Wilma and Gus both loved the new smells while Wilma appreciated some cheerful roles and Gus finding some crabs and viewing the landscape from above! So glad we could visit Parsons Way today (Rating: 4).

March 25-March 28, 2022 – Weekend in Maine

This weekend me, My Mom, Wilma and Gus Adventured to Maine. We stayed at our favorite location in Camden, explored the beautiful town of Camden, and enjoyed a gorgeous day in Acadia. These are probably my two favorite places in Maine, coastal beauty! We had some other plans but little did we know we were in for an unexpected weekend…

I actually debated posting this blog, but I wanted to appreciate a community, provide others hope who have found themselves in a similar situation, and celebrate a miracle. On Sunday we had a day of sure terror but wanted to be clear before sharing that it ended with a miracle! On Sunday, while walking back from the gorgeous harbor of Camden the latch on Gus’ leash, somehow opened in the middle of a “normal” walk. I went to grab his collar and he took off. We spent the next 15 plus hours praying, spreading the word, and desperately searching! There were several spotting’s of Gus throughout the day sprinting from place to place, all over this town. On our desperate search we met endless kind people throughout the community, posted signs, and were supported by our amazing Inn Keepers! It was an absolute day of terror, devastation, and fear in the unknown, a horrid nightmare. We went back to the room on various occasions to see if Gus had arrived. My Dad came up from Massachusetts and we searched and searched. I cannot even describe the deep pain running through my sole.

It was after midnight we returned to the room, beyond devastated, but deciding that was best to attempt an early morning start. I decided to open the car door, put food in the car, and put worn clothes and food outside the door, hoping to attract our precious boy with familiar smells! Approximately fifteen minutes after going to the room, Wilma let out an unusual bark toward the door….I opened the door and our Gus was there! It was a dream come true, a miracle! Gus was soaked, had a few cuts, was exhausted but was absolutely ok! He dived into our arms and filled our hearts back up! The extreme emotions of the day will always bring tears to my eyes, deep, deep pain, moments of hope, to pure joy of a miracle! As you may know my dogs are my world, my everything, and what brings me pure joy! They make me laugh, smile, and always keep me moving as I face the challenges of life. I am not sure how I would have made it through this if it did not end in a miracle, and we are feeling beyond grateful.

I wanted to dedicate this blog to the AMAZING community of Camden. We probably spoke with 100s of people, who cared, shared, posted, searched, and told me he WOULD be found. As we drove and walked around, we continually were stopped by people who said they were searching with us, strangers to us but partners in hope! I rarely have felt part of a community, and to feel a part of a community I was visiting was beyond a special experience. I even have received calls and texts since we returned home, checking on Gus, and celebrating his return. I will never forget this kindness! We cannot thank our Innkeepers at the Towne Motel as well, a beautiful Motel, with owners who went over and beyond to take care of us and help in our desperation. Thank you to all in Camden. You are one in a kind!!

So here I will share some photographs from our weekend: