Vienna Vacation Wrap Up Part 1

Vienna, Maine that is. And for those of you from away, it is pronounced Vie-enna (rhymes with sigh not see).
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The place was high up from the water,
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Which means if you went to the pond, you had to go up a lot of stairs and steps…
flyingpond 195 up1 up2 up3 up4 up5 up6 up7b And lastly, up8last Whew, eh?  If you count the each step up the hill as a stair, there are between 130 and 140 steps!  That’s about 10 flights.  You could feel the butt muscles tightening up over the week.

We swam…
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My niece thinks it’s cold… but it wasn’t, and she agreed once she actually got in.

And had tube wars,
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We kayaked…
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And I got out around 5 am one day. Saw the sun come up over the nearby hill, and saw a loon swim by my boat! Another day BIL and I saw a loon feeding its baby… very cool.
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We enjoyed the hot tub…
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during the day, and at night… notice that the “pool boy” brought us our wine in plastic cups during the day… we risked all at night. 

We lost power one night… We knew for sure when we saw Margaritaville go dark…
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(ok I know it doesn’t look like much, but I took the picture from the deck… I wasn’t venturing down and up those steps in the dark, with a glass of wine, but trust me, there are lit up palm trees here!)

I brought along some mindless knitting, and actually finished a pair of socks!
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Granted, they are shorties! From a single skein of Amy’s chubby sock. I had about 5 yards left over!

Other knitting news…. Ruth is having a de-stash sale, go check it out.

Part 2: Pinky’s adventures in Paradise or something like that… coming soon.

All of the Flying Pond pictures are here (mostly for my family, not sure who else would want to look at all of them!).

Part of the answer: arthritis. Disk space is about half of what it “should” be, and I’m starting to build a bridge of bone between some vertebrae. But the doc says it isn’t enough to be freaking out. Good thing I’ve signed up for this Tai Chi for Arthritis class, eh? Mostly because a friend is teaching it, but talk about timing!

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    It looks like a lot of fun! Hee hee – before and after butt shots would’ve been amusing. Cute socks!

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    Mel said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    Someday I suppose I should go see how bad my back is, but at the moment I’m not sure I want to know.

  3. 3

    brenda said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

    Looks like you had a great week at camp!

  4. 4

    mia said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 7:26 am

    That sounds awesome.. i love the part about the loon and sunrise on the water :)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    July 26, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Looks like a great vaca – thanks for sharing!

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