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The Acadia Night Sky Festival is the third annual celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science, and the arts.

The trip began with a presentation by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy tribal historian, who discussed landscape, geography, and shared some Native American legends.  Then naturalist and astronomer Lynn Havsall, pointed out constellations, planets, moons and distant stars. We learn about the stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the universe we live in.  Passengers will then enjoy a reading by naturalist Zack Klyver about the human history of celestial navigation. From the Phoenicians to desert travelers to the way-finding of the Polynesians, the stars have played a significant role in human exploration and travel.

The Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi. As the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receives national recognition, Maine is increasingly referred to as some place “that still has stars.”

It was such an amazing trip… the highlight was seeing Jupiter and its’ four moons.  Wicked awesome!!

Where in the world did the week go??!?!?

Last Tuesday, and again on Thursday, the 19th and 22nd, I took the coastal route from Bar Harbor to Dover and back and stopped at some pretty fantastic lighthouses.  I can’t believe I hadn’t actually done this drive before… and it was totally worth it!

Dyce Head Light, Nubble Light, Two Lights, Portland Head Light, and Bug Light were my list of stops, and I felt like I drove forever to find them… but, on a somewhat cloudy day, it was a cool way to find out some local Maine history.

Last Wednesday, September 21st, was a day spent spent exploring local Dover history in the Woodman Institute, http://woodmaninstitutemuseum.org.  Uncle Billy worked a few hours in the morning, and I headed in to get a hair cut… and over to Target for a little wandering around (we don’t have these anywhere near Bar Harbor!!)… On our way into the Museum, we ran into my cousin Matt and his girlfriend, Kayla, who also joined us for a little history afternoon.  It was a super neat experience… we got to step inside the Damm Garrison House, which was originally built in 1675, and is the oldest, intact garrison house, http://seacoastnh.com/woodman/garrison/index.html.  Later that night, we celebrated Auntie Heidi’s birthday, complete with ice cream cake!

Last Thursday, September 22nd, was a long and winding road trip back to Bar Harbor.  I decided to take a partial coastal scenic view, and stopped to admire several of the lighthouses along the way back to my summer home.  I stopped at multiple lights..

And intermixed have been multiple cruise ship days, I am just coming off of three in a row… never again will I complain about the 4 and 5 night voyages out of Tampa.  I can barely keep my eyes open, and I still have work to do… as it is the end of the month and we are required to have all our documents accounts for and posted to the internal drive.  ZZzzz… Definitely looking forward to the next two days off.  Thinking I might take advantage of my friends and go out for a whale watch!  The last few days there has only been report of a mother and calf pair, but it will still be a beautiful day on the water (I hope..).  There is also a lighthouse cruise running… which would be super neat, the ability to see five lights from the water… choices, choices!!  Might have to look into some options for Saturday too… maybe a hike?  Funny enough, I can barely keep my eyes open, and therefore, the thought of plans is exhausting!

Mom is arriving into Bar Harbor on October 4th.. looking forward to some time off and having some fun hanging around town with her.  I think we might go check out the Bar Harbor Winery and we were invited to a par-tay on Saturday night, the Bar Harbor Club sounds like a good place for lunch, and possible a trip into Northeast Harbor to see what’s happening over there.  Again, plans, plans….

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Labor Day 2011

Posted: September 5, 2011 in Bar Harbor, Once a week
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Topic #241:

Do you work too much or too little?

Today is Labor day in the United States, a national holiday for workers. It marks the end of summer, so for many it’s a last holiday out in the sun.

I suppose, if you talk to my husband, he would tell you that I don’t work enough… but, I would just like to kindly point out that he benefits from my salaried, work-from-home, position!  There is certainly a benefit in being able to answer the phone and emails from wherever I happen to be.. even if that means it is sometimes in the middle of a family gathering, and life in the cruise world hasn’t taken a break.

Our dogs benefit in not having to spend 8 hours a day in their crates, and the laundry is done at a time other than the weekend.  We all win!!

The perfect example is today, as I sit outside our lovely rented home in Bar Harbor, ME, with Brisbee exploring the fenced-in yard, a glass of wine by my side, and alternating between writing my post-a-week challenge and answering questions from the Maasdam about Crew Medicals.  Life can’t get much better.  😀

Life will certainly change as these next two months come about, as I will certainly be much busier than I am now.  So, hey, I’ll take the breaks when I can get them!!

I am Posting once a week in 2011!

Posted: September 5, 2011 in Once a week
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I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Heather