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The North Bridge In Concord, MA

The North Bridge In Concord, MA

Today we strolled around the North Bridge in Concord, MA. This is where the first shot of the revolutionary war began. It is pretty interesting to walk where major events in history took place. That is one of the nice parts about living in New England. There is no...
Kayaking on the Nashua River in Pepperell, MA

Kayaking on the Nashua River in Pepperell, MA

Today we took the kayaks out on the Nashua River. We tossed our kayaks in the calm river at 111 and 199 in Pepperell. The boat launch there is for car top boats and it is a little messy if you aren’t careful. Ms. Graceful Deanna :) almost fell in getting out of...
Kayaking on the Nashua River

Kayaking on the Nashua River

With a warm day planned by the weather man we decided to take another refreshing kayak trip. We are really busy studying for tests, but we still found a way to take an hour or two to exercise and relax. Today’s paddling was on the Nashua River. After a little...
Massabesic Kayak Paddling

Massabesic Kayak Paddling

Today we pulled the Heritage Featherlite kayaks out of storage and tossed them on the our Yakima rack. We took a short 35 minute drive to Massabesic Lake in Manchester, NH. Massabesic lake is a city water supply that allows boating but no swimming. We stopped at the...
Second Day of Spring – A Bike Ride

Second Day of Spring – A Bike Ride

Spring is here and it is time to hit the bike again. So, here goes…. Yesterday I pulled the bikes out of storage. Man, do they need some cleaning! Anyway, I couldn’t find my Pro Link chain lube so I had to use a little old teflon bottle I found in my tool...
Tomorrow is Moving Day

Tomorrow is Moving Day

We are getting a u-haul trailer and moving our goodies to New Hampshire tomorrow. Thank God the weather should be nice to us tomorrow. Our new place is a nice little apartment. Some serious downsizing going on! But we are telling ourselves that it is preparing us for...
What are you wearing?

What are you wearing?

Here’s the Scene: BRAD is upstairs on the computer working on a website while sitting in the bed. DEANNA is downstairs (doing something)…. DEANNA (yelling upstairs): Brad, I am leaving in 15 minutes! DEANNA (Thinking): I am always waiting for him…...
Newport Rhode Island – Fall Fun

Newport Rhode Island – Fall Fun

This was a very nice trip on a beautiful fall day. There were quite a few people out and about as it was Columbus Day. Our trip down to Rhode Island was interesting as the road signs on the way were quite a mess. In our attempt to turn off and stop at a...
Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier Tiger Cruise

Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier Tiger Cruise

Here are a few words and a bunch of photos from the famous Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier Tiger Cruise with Darin and Brendan. The Schweitzer boys spent a few days at sea on an impressive aircraft carrier – this was pretty fascinating. Brendan and I were allowed to...
Whacky Weather — Or just a glitch?

Whacky Weather — Or just a glitch?

While I was checking the weather in an attempt to plan my day I noticed the current weather was 97 degrees in Nothrborough. The high was going to be 79. I know it is silly, but I like to capture these abnormal events…. Anyway, I guess it looks like another day...
A-1 Reservoir Fishing

A-1 Reservoir Fishing

Today I took the kayak out to A-1 reservoir in Westborough around the middle of the day. It was a little warm, a little sunny, and a lot of fun. The fish were pretty active and I caught 8 bass and 1 chain pickerel. Only one of them was picture worthy, but at least...
Artistic Maple Bowl

Artistic Maple Bowl

This piece is from a crotch in a small maple tree. One of the dead branches created the dark portion of the wood. I began this piece thinking I would keep the edges rough and crisp. After nearing the end I chose to soften some of the edges and make a portion of it...
Garden Planting Complete . . . for now

Garden Planting Complete . . . for now

The last day or two we planted many of the seedlings that we started indoors. Today, I took off work a couple hours early and finished planting the seeds with Deanna. If all grows well, we’ll have all sorts of goodies to snack on this year. I think we’ll...
Garden Planted . . . Frost on the way

Garden Planted . . . Frost on the way

Now that we have our garden planted (at least mostly planted) it is going to freeze tonight. We hurried and created a make-shift cover for three of the garden beds. In the process of pounding in the stakes I smashed my hand. With our luck the sheets will blow off,...
Gone Gardening

Gone Gardening

It was the first truly warm day in New England. When I took the car for a short trip it registered in the high 80’s. I almost felt too hot for a minute, then I remembered how much I like the warmth. It may take another day to get used to it, but I am glad spring...
Adventures in Freecycle and Craigslist

Adventures in Freecycle and Craigslist

Today we posted a bunch of stuff on Freecycle and craigstlist. That is always an adventure. When you post free it seems that you created a cannonball race like event where the trucks and suburbans are involved. It is fun to watch a truck skid up to the front of the...
First day of fishing

First day of fishing

Yesterday was my first day of fishing for the year. I took a quick trip to the Assabet river with the fly rod and took several “practice” casts. I was out there less than an hour, but it was still a good time. I tied on gree wooly bugger and a small grey...
Swirl Inlay Technique

Swirl Inlay Technique

I found this article describing a swirl inlay technique on LumberJocks.com. I figured I’d give it a try. Here’s what I did. Along the way I realized a stop block would be a better method than lining up the center line with a pencil mark. I’ll do that...
Woodworking Projects

Woodworking Projects

When I create something unique out of natural wood I like to share it with others. This means more than just sharing the finely finished wood product. I want to share some of the tips, tricks, and methods I use to make some of my wood turning projects. If you find any...
New England Weather….Missing AZ Weather

New England Weather….Missing AZ Weather

Another Nor’easter is blasting New England today. I had to dig my car out to get to work. I’ll need to dig myself out again to leave for home and I’ll probably need to dig back in when I get home. Ya, I probably should have just stayed home like most...
New England To-Do’s

New England To-Do’s

Here is our list of places to go and things to do in New England. There are so many fun things to do and we want to accomplish as many as we can. So, this is the list setting our goals. If you think we are missing something important, please let us know! As we work...