odin took my new favorite picture of him and frida at camp. he’s got a good selfie game.
frida didn’t get the memo that malamutes aren’t supposed to like water and jumped right in the lake.
it reminded that 10 years ago odin and dearly departed mauja the malamute first visited camp 10 years ago and a loon tried to drown mauja ( and that i wrote longer blog posts 10 years ago )!
if you’re passing through ellsworth, maine and you don’t stop by jordan’s snack bar to get some clams, you’re doing it wrong. closing time at 9pm and there’s still a line of mostly locals. no doubt there was a much longer line earlier in the day.
i’ve been getting fried clams ( and hotdogs and ice cream ) at jordon’s for a loooooooong time so it’s always nice to visit again. brings back fond memories.
stopping at the northbound kennebunk service plaza after entering maine to hang out with a moose is not a new tradition. odin getting some sort of double chocolate thing from starbucks is.
it’s not like we never eat fast food, but I love that odin prefers to eat the homemade steak Caesar salad we prepared for the trip and doesn’t even ask for fast food available at plaza.
frida can sometimes be a bit of a seat hog but all things considered she’s an excellent travel buddy
WILL IT FIT?! also, yes i have a new skateboard that i haven’t told anyone about ( well, almost anyone ). no broken bones! yet!
from the mystery-flower-around-our-yard dept. i think it’s a heliopsis helianthoides. certainly not the sunflower of jack in the beanstalkian proportions but pretty in it’s own way.
“daaaaaang, that is a beautiful pile of shredded cheese.”
i think i probably should be embarrassed to admit that in public.
( ov raw sharp cheddar, of course. )
it’s a summertime rule. tomato ( from garden preferably but this is not because they’re not ripe yet ), fresh mozzarella, garden basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. simple and delicious!