We made our annual trek up to Vinalhaven Island to escape Washington DC over the Independence day holiday. Every year we spend the week before wondering if all of this driving is really worth it. Every year it turns out to be totally worth it.
Preserve's are a big thing with us. There are about 322 known maps of the island - all of dubious authorship. I have dedicated myself to the validation of preserve locations. As long as it's not too hot, or doesn't conflict with cocktail or cards hour. I make other people do this with me. Those people generally dislike me.
Oh yes! The holiday! On the fourth of July we all put on very patriotic clothing (except me - I wore green - cause I'm a pain) and went down to town to witness the parade and buy things at the town carnival. There were many large breasted women there who had slogans on their shirts. My eyeballs got dry. There was also a Shriner's "small car driving demonstration," it was nothing short of spectacular.
The main pursuits of happiness up here are snacking, aimless walking, sitting, cocktail hour and the card game UNO. These things are taken seriously.
I like to go to Maine to buy art supplies and pretend I have skillz. I don't. I just have a lot of art supplies. These paintings are just proof that I missed two naps. #regrets