Southwest Harbor, Maine - December 23-29, 2000
We stayed in Southwest Harbor at the Harbor Ridge Resort for Christmas week , just a hop, skip and a jump from beautiful Acadia National Park. Of course, it was cold and snowing and everything was closed, but it was a great change of pace nevertheless.
Most of the time, we were simply lounging about, but we went up to the lodge a few times and took the occasional day trip away from the resort. The first trip, of course, was out to a restaurant in Ellsworth called Jasper's. They had some wonderful seafood dishes, of which we took great advantage. The baked stuffed lobster was definitely excellent. We returned there for another meal later in the week.
The other trips were to the Bangor Mall (what's a vacation without a shopping trip), a quick spin around Bar Harbor, and a cruise around the eastern perimeter of Acadia National Park. We came across this great shack on the way back to Southwest Harbor from Ellsworth call the Black Sheep Trading Company. They sold some pretty darn good quality woolens without stealing their customers blind. We picked up some slippers for Chris and a four beast rug at what I considered to be a very reasonable price.
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Russell was baptized at St. Jeremiah's church in Framingham on the 7th of January in the year 2001 at 1:00 in the afternoon. His aunt Pat and Uncle Pete were present as his godparents. A short recption was held afterwards at the family residence to consume the cake we acquired for the occasion.
My sister Pat married Pete Limosani during a four day cruise of the Imagination, a ship in the fleet of Carnival cruise lines. We departed Miami on 21 June 2001 on a hot sunny day, watching the shore slide by to either side from the front of the ship.
When Chris and I woke the following morning, we had already arrived at Key West and were docked at a US naval installation. We disembarked and boarded a van with the group to go to the Ernest Hemmingway house, where Pat and Pete were married in the gardens to the left of the house. The temperature was near 100 degrees Fahrenheit with relatively high humidity. Many of the guests and party were jockeying for position in front of a large fan that was provided on the grounds to provide some breeze, since mother nature wasn't being very cooperative. The wedding was followed by a brief reception in the same gardens consisting of a light lunch and champagne to toast the newlyweds.
Hi there! The party begins at 1:00 pm and goes until whenever. As is customary please bring a beverage and a snack to share. We've got a great 18x36 foot inground pool with a diving board at the deep end - and the water is actually clear this year! We'll be firing up the grill, so for those of you who prefer grilled alligator to hamburgers, hotdogs, or sausages, please bring along your 'gator to grill (just don't let it into the pool).
Take the Mass Pike (I90) to exit 12, and take Rte 9 east for approximately 1.5 miles, taking a right onto Temple Street at the second traffic light at the top of the hill. As you drive down temple street, there is a Stop and Shop on your left, we are the next house on the left. Pull into the Stop and Shop lot and park as far to the right away from the store as you can. Most people walk to the corner of the lot near Temple Street and walk down the embankment and into our yard. Just head down the side and into the back yard, we'll all be either on the porch or on the patio around the pool.