Androscoggin Lake

Real Estate Agent with Real Estate

One advantage to the real estate business is the ability to shift gears during the slow periods and enjoy a little free time.  Last week we took the journey north to Maine.  After arriving at midnight on Tuesday I was off to the Races for an 8:00am start.   The 5k road race drew over 400 runners this year.

 After the long drive and 5k run I was back at the cabin and ready to launch the boat by ten. We anchored a few hundred yards off shore to relax and catch a few rays before lunch.

Later in the day we cruised out to Lothrop Island to see if the birds were around. It is the only time we have seen the two eagles together on one branch.  The Island consists of black sand beaches and is home to many rare plants. Today I discovered there is an Eagle Cam focused on the nest. so bird watchers can sneak a peak anytime.

Next we picked up a local ( cousin George ) and towed him out a few miles so he could test his boat.  He also used the opportunity to collect some black sand, a few volcanic rocks and capture his shadow to prove he was there...   Many times local folks don't explore their areas the way a vacationer does. 

Suppose I am guilty of missing many of the Connecticut attractions. When I'm home I'm working and Maine is Vacationland. 

Comments (12)

Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate
Sounds like you had a relaxing vacation! Those eagles are pretty cool and I have never seen black sand! Thanks for sharing your vacation. :)
Jul 09, 2007 10:16 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

Suzanne... Many of the locals haven't seen the black sand either, it's a bit far for a row boat or canoe trip. 

I am getting an education with all this new graphic words you need to type with every comment -  SUNCHOKE

Jul 09, 2007 12:45 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Dan, looks like that first day was pretty busy.  You and Sandra have way to much energy for me.  I would have slept until 12 noon if had driven until midnight the day before........LOL
Jul 09, 2007 01:06 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
I love the kick back photo - how fun... One of these days I am going to Maine just to have lobster.... I have a girlfriend and when times are tough we always tease - we are heading for Maine for Lobster.  Glad you had a good time -
Jul 09, 2007 07:20 PM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

George... Not all that busy, activities are spread over the 18 hour days.  Can't remember the last time I slept past 6:00 am.

Thesa... Been a long time since I had a good ol' lobsterfest...  When we were young my uncle had a place on the Rockland coast and he'd pull a few of his traps and we'd dig a bushel of clams and have a feast.  Still recall the mackerel fishing there...

Jul 09, 2007 11:51 PM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor

I'm glad you had a great time!  It's hard for me to grasp the concept though, of getting up at the crack of dawn to RUN while on vacation.... ? Baking in the sun... that I can understand  :)

Jul 10, 2007 07:08 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Sandi... I never wait until the crack of dawn, it's still dark when I wake up...  Since you're a night owl you are probably just finishing your day when mine is beginning.
Jul 10, 2007 07:53 AM
This is such an inviting post! I really like the photos and the format, Dan...but most of all I like that you brought out one of my favorite things about our  business...the fact that we CAN shift gears!
Jul 10, 2007 09:37 AM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor

After spending so many years pulling myself out of bed at all hours to go to work, I can't see me EVER getting up in the dark voluntarily, let alone to run!  I am totally and completely in awe :)   Don't forget, it's not actually as late here as my posts let on...  the time zones are off.

Off the subject, my broker announced today that he would be in your neck of the woods next week-- considering he doesn't understand what a "blog" is, he couldn't quite follow that I "knew" a fellow realtor in Connecticut!

Jul 10, 2007 09:43 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

janeAnne... I think the technically correct term for shifting gears is our Adaptability as we ride the real estate roller coaster and learn to pace ourselves.

Sandi... I wasn't sure how the west coast time posted, here it shows an hour earlier.  I can understand your broker's confusion, six months ago I didn't know what a blog was either.   Now when I hear news stories about different parts of the country I'm wondering how the members I know in that region are making out.  I was telling another agent in the office she should join and she laughed and thought it was "cute" that I had all these "virtual friends"

Jul 10, 2007 10:38 AM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor
We are 2 hours earlier than the AR clock....  It's neat that our "virtual friends" make the world seem a much smaller, friendlier place :)
Jul 10, 2007 03:04 PM
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Jul 30, 2007 12:44 PM