Wendy: Our AirBnB is a farm with sheep, goats, a mini horse, chickens, and lots of pretty property. We've been visited by wild turkeys and deer already during our stay here. This is right outside our front door.
Wendy: We've already spent several days with our friend, Mark. His family was all in town and since it's quite warm here this week, we are making good use of his pool.
The Bath bridge, with Bath Iron Works just behind and to the right.
Joel: Several nights a week they have live music on the mall in Brunswick. It's hard to see in the picture, but the performers are in the gazebo. People young and old attend, and they bring their dogs too!
Wendy: One day we walked across the foot bridge in Brunswick and visited the little beaches along the walking path. A curious duck seemed to think we might have packed a picnic lunch, but he was a duck out of luck.
Wendy: There used to be a wooden road here under the railroad tracks that went across the river, only one car wide. Just a few years ago they tore it down and it makes me sad to stand here and not be able to drive across anymore.
Joel: We didn't waste any time going to our favorite local seafood shack. We've been eating a lot of seafood!
Joel: What a great time we had seeing friends in South Carolina. The weather was not very pleasant though. It was hot and humid pretty much the whole time, but we still managed to have a good time drinking, going to the beach, attending a beach wedding, helping making the wedding events go smoothly, eating, going to a wax museum, and a lot more. I even upgraded my Samsung phone! We're in Maine now, enjoying the much cooler weather. We're staying on a farm, so we're surrounded by fields and animals!
The bride, my daughter Chelsea's best friend, was beautiful, and what a dress! Her husband cleaned up nicely, too. ;-)
When the whole event was over, a few of us dropped into chairs and had a great little sit and visit, with lots of laughs. So many memories were made that we will all reminisce about in the years to come.
When our time together was done there were a lot of tears. Our families were best friends when we all lived back in Michigan and our time together these days never enough.
Joel: Next day we got to Birmingham, AL and stayed with our friends Carl and Connie.
Wendy: Carl and Connie co-founded the dog rescue in Michigan with me (Canine Companions Rescue Center) back in 2004 and were some of my best friends back in Michigan. They moved to Alabama a few years ago and now volunteer with the Birmingham Humane Society. It was so great that things worked out for us to visit and spend a night with them. Also in the picture is Carl's mother, Margaret and their dog.
Joel: On the third day of traveling we made it to our first destination, Myrtle Beach, SC! It's HOT and HUMID. It's staying around 90 degrees with above 70% humidity, so that's special. We are here attending a friend's beach wedding on Friday and we decided to scope out the area where the ceremony is going to be held. I got a chance to dip my feet in the Atlantic Ocean and it's really warm! I'm not used to ocean water being that warm... totally could swim in it, except I'm afraid of sharks and they recently had two Portuguese man-o-wars wash up. No thanks! The seafood here is good, but I'm trying to save myself for the real stuff in Maine. MMMMMmmmmmm, lobster, haddock, and crab.
W: Note to Anne Morrison - I've already eaten crab twice!
J: Keeping the air at 69 degrees in the hotel room. It's necessary!