Archive for June, 2014

Douglas, Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

I'm in Douglas, Massachusetts for the next week, while five of my nephews and their mother enjoy a free week in the DC area at my house. I looked at the cost of a hotel and parking in Providence—for General Assembly—and quickly noticed that it cost a good deal more ...

A letter from Verizon

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I got a letter from Verizon telling me that my two-year price guarantee for my FiOS double-play (phone and internet) was about to expire, and the rate was going to increase to their normal bundle price. If I called before it expired, I would "enjoy a $15/mo. discount off [my] ...

From Scarborough to Hingham (Rockland)

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Inn in Rockland, Mass. I think I've stayed here before, but that would've been 15-20 years ago, or longer. The internet speed here is par for Comfort Inn. Today has been a mostly lazy driving day. It's only about 2 hours from where I was last night. ...

Last Day in the Scarborough Area—ET and Rachel Carson

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

I made up for some of my short walking days today. I hiked 8.5 miles on the ET (Eastern Trail), and another 2 miles at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. My legs are tired, but happy. I've decided to take the eastern route home—taking the western route would mean ...

Moncton to Scarborough

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I'm at the Residence Inn in Scarborough, Maine, again. I'm in the same room as last time, too. I picked this location because it was south of the rain. Funny… that's why I picked this location at the end of April, as well. In theory, I'm here for tonight & ...

Halifax to Moncton, via a Wildlife Provincial Park

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

I was getting tired of all the rain in Halifax, so I've decided to go to a dryer forecast zone. It's supposed to rain here in Moncton, tomorrow, so I'm heading south back to Maine to a rain-free forecast zone. I still haven't firmly decided whether I'm going to be ...

Prince Edward Islands???

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

In looking at a map of Prince Edward Island, I just realized that PEI comes very close to being two islands. There is a mere .7 mile stretch of land from the tip of a tributary of the Hillsborough River to an inlet of Savage Bay that prevents PEI from ...

Kejimkujik, Hubbards, and Costco… Oh my!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Today, I ventured down to the seashore portion of Kejimkujik National Park, about 140 km southwest of my hotel. From the descriptions online, the trails at the seashore part of the park looked more interesting. That part of the park is also closer, even though it looks further. Go figure. The park ...

Fredericton to Halifax and Peggy’s Cove, via Joggins

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake in Halifax. The internet speed here is pretty good for download, and fairly feeble for upload—yet better than the Fredericton, NB Comfort's on both scores. Here's the speed test: Yesterday, I managed to get myself up & out early so I could hit the ...

Twerksbury, MA to Fredericton, NB

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Inn in Fredericton, NB for tonight. It's okay, but has no elevator, so I'm on the ground floor. It looks like it's an overnight pit stop for lots of guys who are traveling on business. The guy in front of me checking in had just driven ...

Den Rock Park, Belmont, and Traffic, Galore!

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Yesterday was pretty busy. I began the day by going to Den Rock Park, a few miles from the hotel. Because I needed to squeeze in both a hike and lunch before heading to Belmont for Allison's ordination—and I got a late start—I didn't have time for a full 8 ...