It was almost too nice a day for Maine.

The Carriage Roads at Acadia are hilly, winding, perfectly-maintained dirt and gravel paths, closed to motor vehicles.

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads: signpost 17 near Day Mountain
The signposts are works of art. (near Day Mountain)

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads: along Bubble Pond
Along the west side of Bubble Pond

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads: Park Loop Road Bridge north of Bubble Pond
At a Park Loop Road bridge just north of Bubble Pond

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads: Northeast Edge of Eagle Lake
Lunch stop at the northeast edge of Eagle Lake. (Orange is so becoming!)

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads: Northeast Edge of Eagle Lake
Marlin (politely) says he was happy that we did the extra four miles around Eagle Lake.
Especially on the very hilly western side.

Carriage Roads
Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Island, Maine

Preventing animal abuse.

I’m home sick in bed, and the cat still has not developed opposable thumbs.

But she did let me sleep until 9 o’clock before demanding to be fed.

The starving Cat demanding to be fed
How can you say no to that face?

In Bed
At Home
Lowell, MA

Halloween is Bitchin’.

Haiku for the pumpkin patch a week before Halloween:
Tons of orange gourds
That I’ll stab and make scary.
Oh, there’s llamas, too.

Marlin at the pumpkin patch, Krochmal Farms, Tewksbury MA
Pumpkins and Marlin’s ghost

Llama with mascara, Krochmal Farms, Tewksbury MA
Overly mascara’ed llama

Krochmal Farms
Tewksbury, MA

Gettin’ high in the park.

Marlon brought his kite and we walked over to the park on a perfect breezy Sunday afternoon.

Trying to fly a kite. Shedd Park, Lowell MA
I’m at the end of the string. The kite’s going nowhere.

The kite at 100 feet! Shedd Park, Lowell MA
Marlon’s the Man! Soaring about 100 feet high.

Shedd Park
Lowell MA

Dammit. Your train station is better than my train station.

We headed to NYC Sunday and took the train from New Haven to Grand Central Station.

Main Lobby, Union Station, MTA Metro North, New Haven, Connecticut
Union Station, main lobby.

Tunnel to Tracks, Union Station, MTA Metro North, New Haven, Connecticut
Union Station, tunnel to trains.

Grand Central Station, Main Concourse, MTA, New York City
Grand Central Station, main concourse.

Now these are train stations.

1,2: Union Station, New Haven, CT
3: Grand Central Station, New York City

Marc is obviously Wilfred. He is clearly not Eeyore.

On Halloween, the neighbors dress-up to give out treats (and drink autumnal beer).

Halloween: Pooh photobombs Wilfred

OK, so we drank a lot of autumnal beer.

Our neighborhood
Lowell, MA

One and the same person.

The person who ate this entire box:

Sprinked Donut Cap'n Crunch

Acts like this around a chainsaw:

Marc and the Chainsaw

Any questions?

The Backyard
Lowell, MA

Me & Marc had our Valentine’s Dinner a little early.

Great company, great food, great location.

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“It would look better without the dirty dessert plates,” he said.

Ricardo’s Café Trattoria
Gorham Street
Downtown Lowell, MA