Back in Town

I just spent four days with my amazing mother!!!  What a grand time we had in the Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ!  We shared a wonderful fresh catfish dinner, visited while viewing frequent changes in weather on the lake, observed families picking strawberries in the fields, walked through Backbone Nursery—beautiful, ate Chinese food together, drove through the countryside to Wildseed Farm in Fredericksburg, shopped and took photographs of wildflowers at Wildseed Farm, ate delicious chicken Quesodillas in Fredericksburg, listened to stories of times past, shared ideas on archival storage items, and laughed at our pups and just about everything else!  My mother is the ultimate DOER and is always active.  She inspires me!  Here are some pictures of our time together:

Maine

Notes taken from History Channel Special about the state of Maine (will be useful for my scrapbook):

     “A galaxy of color” created every year with the changing of the leaves.

     First Lighthouse-Portland Maine Lighthouse (visited by my mother and me in October of last year)

     “The pine tree state”-98% covered by forest

      Blueberries

      Toothpicks

      Paper

      Lobster-has to be a minimum of 31/4 measurement from tailpin to back   

      More than 50 million pounds of lobster caught off of the Maine coast per year.

      Original L.L. Bean flyer in 1912 with a hunting shoe created by Freeport.  The store is open 365 days of the year.