In Which We Recap Some Excitement!
Katie and Gail and I went to Maine! To see the puffins, round two! We traded Colleen for Gail this year. I wanted to have them both, but the Stones keep telling me I can't always get what I want.
There it is. The great puffin. We learned that it is called "the clown of the sea." Gail was laughing while she recited that fact, but after she saw one she said, "Hey, it really is the clown of the sea!" True story.
On the boat, you stop sort of by this island with a lighthouse and a regular house on it. Then, you see the puffins far far away. Scientists reintroduced the puffins to Maine. They borrowed some from Canada, and then brought them here to mate. Next, they waited for the babies to come. Then all the puffins left, because that's what they do. But they come back to where they've mated or where they were born. Then the scientists left some kind of dummy puffins (fake, not stupid). And when the puffins came back, they thought it was safe, because the dummy puffins were there and having a safe time!
After you see the puffins, you leave to look for whales.
And guess what? We saw a mama and a baby whale and they were HUGE!
We saw them for a long time. Then we went back to shore.
Of course we wore some funny headgear...because why would you go on vacation without funny headgear?
and we ate at cool Bar Harbor places! (BA - Hah -Ba)
And saw Iron Man 2 at the Criterion!
And I got this awesome vintage Florn clock!
And this very cool orange tea tin!
Katie got some Gone With The Wind stuff. I also scored some birthday presents, which is always super awesome.
After we got home, I met Luke Healy!
Who was very suspect of me the whole time. I must say that he has a very nice round head.
Then it was July 3rd and Gail and Joe's Big Bash for Birthdays and Anniversarys and Of Course Our Nation's Independence. It's a long title for a party, for sure.
Our chocolate faced friend!
And we had a great time!
And Gail and Joe danced!
And Ed brought an island! (RIP the swan)
And I'll put together a cute kid montage for the next post! But I'm running out of daylight! And gas in my brain tank!