Category: Maine

The Bush Estate, Kennebunkport, Maine

September 29th, 2008 Permalink

The Bush Estate, summer retreat of  George H.W. Bush, sits on a spit of land called Walker’s Point on the Atlantic near Kennebunkport, Maine.  The land has been in the family for over a century.   The large central house, built in the New England shingle style, has nine bedrooms, four sitting rooms, an office, a […]

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The Bush Estate, summer retreat of  George H.W. Bush, sits on a spit of land called Walker’s Point on the Atlantic near Kennebunkport, Maine.  The land has been in the family for over a century.  

The large central house, built in the New England shingle style, has nine bedrooms, four sitting rooms, an office, a den, a library, a dining room, a kitchen, and various patios and decks. Next to the main house are a four-car garage, a pool, tennis court, dock, boathouse, and guesthouse. There are spacious lawns on either side of the house, on which there is a small sportsfield.

The entrance is gated and guarded by Secret Service officers, though visitors can see the driveway leading up to the main house and a circular driveway, in the middle of which is a large flagpole flying the American flag.

Frankly Kennebunkport itself was a bit disappointing as a town–highly touristy.  Ocean Drive and the houses on it are beautiful.

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Spoon the Humpback Whale

September 24th, 2008 Permalink

We took a Whale Watching tour  on a Catamaran out of Bar Harbor, Maine.   Frankly the boat alone was worth the price of admission–a fast jet powered catamaran.   We lucked out and saw a number of humpback whales–the most famous was Spoon the Humpback Whale;  Spoon’s one of the largest humpback’s in the Gulf of […]

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We took a Whale Watching tour  on a Catamaran out of Bar Harbor, Maine.   Frankly the boat alone was worth the price of admission–a fast jet powered catamaran.   We lucked out and saw a number of humpback whales–the most famous was Spoon the Humpback Whale;  Spoon’s one of the largest humpback’s in the Gulf of Maine.   You can identify whale’s by the unique marking’s on the fluke.   The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Main maintains the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue.  By the way, I had a GPS unit on the camera while taking pictures so I can plot the track our catamaran took as well as the exact spots of the whale pictures.  Cool technology.

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Start off Fall in Maine

September 23rd, 2008 Permalink

Fall is my favorite season.  I spent seven years in South Bend, Indiana (Go Clay Colonials!  Go Irish) and the trees in South Bend were on fire in the fall.  Living in Austin, Texas, we don’t get much of a fall.  This trip to Maine, we just missed the colors turning (story of my travel […]

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Fall is my favorite season.  I spent seven years in South Bend, Indiana (Go Clay Colonials!  Go Irish) and the trees in South Bend were on fire in the fall.  Living in Austin, Texas, we don’t get much of a fall.  This trip to Maine, we just missed the colors turning (story of my travel life).   At this lake you see just a few trees turning.   Perhaps one day we’ll get to see fall in all it’s glory again.

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Peaceful Sunset, Glasgow Maine

September 22nd, 2008 Permalink

To be honest, before the golden hour this scene did not look very pretty.  As the sun started setting, the water calmed, the water took on a beautiful hue and this peaceful scene emerged.    The trip to Maine was rich in great photographs. Tweet Share on Facebook

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To be honest, before the golden hour this scene did not look very pretty.  As the sun started setting, the water calmed, the water took on a beautiful hue and this peaceful scene emerged.    The trip to Maine was rich in great photographs.

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