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A lifestyle of Thanksgiving

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Plentiful Harvest

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Day 469 – 10.12.10 A day in Maine

Camden Hills State Park

Grafton Notch State Park

Highway 26, Northwest Maine

Lake George Regional Park

Penobscot Narrow Bridge

Screw Auger Falls

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey

Day 467 – 10.10.10 One day in New Hampshire

Cascade Park Falls

Franconia Notch State Park

Indian Head Resort

Kangamangus Highway

Basin Falls

I know the thrill of the grasses when the rain pours over them.
I know the trembling of the leaves when the winds sweep through them.
I know what the white clover felt as it held a drop of dew pressed close in its beauteousness.
I know the quivering of the fragrant petals at the touch of the pollen-legged bees.
I know what the stream said to the dipping willows, and what the moon said to the sweet lavender.
I know what the stars said when they came stealthily down and crept fondly into the tops of the trees.
~Muriel Strode, “Creation Songs”

Day 466 – 10.9.10 Scenic Vermont

Deer Hollow Falls

Moss Glen Falls

Scenic Route 100

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, psalm 23:2

Day 130 – 11.7.09 Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina & Tennessee

“I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.”     William Hazlitt

Day 125 – 11.2.09 Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway &Historic Jamestown

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?     Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

Day 124 – 11.1.09 Busch Gardens, Williamsburg Virginia

At first Busch Gardens Williamsburg was the main reason for our birthday destination but it wasn’t long before a destination became a journey. We had been to the African World of Busch Gardens Tampa and wanted to check out the European version in Virginia. Of course it doesn’t compare to Tampa but it is still a beautiful park and we had a lot of fun.

Howl-O-Scream was really cool.

Day 111 – 10.19.09 Amana Colonies, Iowa

I first learned about the Amana Colonies on the way home from my last trip west in 2005. As a cultural geographer the prospect of visiting a former utopian communal society was exciting. I vowed to visit this community on my next trip west. So here I am, keeping my vow.

Amana, the first of seven community villages, was constructed in the mid 1850’s by the True Inspirationists. Amana was one of the longest lived communal societies.