I’m sitting in the Troke Branch Library in Stockton, Calif., using the WiFi for the continuing job search. A guy and a woman just sat down at a nearby table and he is wearing a Bar Harbor sweatshirt. It makes me homesick. Pieces of home turn up just about anywhere.
If he and the woman weren’t in a rather involved conversation, I’d ask to take a photo and post it.
There was another time not long after I first moved to California that I was wearing a T-shirt from an ice cream shop – I forget the name but I believe it was in Saco and the shop was in a railroad Cushman car. The T-shirt had an image of the railroad car and I was wearing it while hiking with friends in the redwoods. A passing hiker said, “Hey, I’ve had ice cream there!”
See, pieces of home turn up just about anywhere.
Cameron Beach, 11, of Lewiston, liked finding horseshoe crab shells at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport.
“We saw the ocean, but not 50 yards from shore were woods. We walked around and hiked and ate lunch in an opening field. It was really nice.”
Emily Kozak, 11, of Auburn, liked probing tidal pools at Popham Beach State Park. “We found crabs. We observed them and put them back in the water,” she said. Emily enjoyed swimming at Rangeley Lake State Park and looking for moose. They didn’t see any moose, but did discover a painted turtle. “It was really fun,” she said.
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine Auburn-Lewiston Clubhouse, Emily and Cameron have visited some state parks they’ve never been to using the “Maine State Park Passport.” It’s a new passport-designed booklet created to encourage more visits at more state parks.
Click here for the rest of the story by Bonnie Washuk in the Lewiston Sun Journal.
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Tagged Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Aroostook County, Ferry Beach State Park, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Freeport, Grafton Notch State Park, Maine Bureau of Parks and Land, Maine Department of Conservation, Maine State Park Passport, Newry, Popham Beach State Park, Rangeley Lake State Park, Saco, Searsport, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park