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A New Experience…

So, this weekend I am in Bar Harbor Maine. I will be partaking in the Mount Desert Island Marathon. I have never been much of a runner, (I’ve never really seen the point of running for hours)  however,  if you give me a basketball I can play for hours.
My mother originally signed up a three person relay team to run the event. Unfortunately, my mother contracted Lyme’s disease and was unable to train or run her portion of the marathon. I received a phone call at the end of August, she asked me if I would consider replacing her. I didn’t really commit until until the beginning of September. Since then I have been jogging/walking 7-9 miles about 2 to 3 times a week. It has been the most I have EVER run in my LIFE. I have to say that I have enjoyed the solitude of the treadmill in the late evening and early morning. So, when the run is over. I just my continue this trend I have started.

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Hiking Mount Katahdin

Here are some pictures of our 5 and 1/2 hour ascent up Mount Katahdin. Its the highest point(5,270 feet or 1606 m) in the great State of Maine. It is either the starting or ending point of the Appalachian Trail. It was definitely the most difficult hike that I have been involved with. Only for the amount of boulders that we had to climb to reach the summit. I would definitely climb it again. I don’t have any pictures of our 6 1/2 hour descent do to the fact that¬† our descent was in the RAIN!!!

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Stream Bed, Nope, It’s our Trail up to the top of Katahdin.
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The Rocky Hunt Trail
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Katahdin Stream
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Paul scurrying up the Hunt Trail
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A little break in the fog, but it didn’t last long.
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A brief look at our surroundings, the break in the fog didn’t last very long.
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Hiking a Foggy Appalachian Trail
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Foggy ascent
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The Crew at the Summit of Mount Katahdin. The end of the Appalachian Trail.
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Looking back at the boulders we just climbed.
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Looking back at what our ascent to that point had been. SO MANY BOULDERS!!!
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Me at the top of Katahdin. Resting before our descent.

Fun With Sparklers…

For our Saturday night fun I had the girls play with some Sparklers, which were  leftover from the 4th. I was able to take some Long Exposure shots of them spinning and twirling around. I even jumped in on the fun. We had such a great time!!! Hope you enjoy!!!

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This one was me wanting to get in on the action!!!

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