Thursday, October 07, 2010

From Sebasco Harbor to Montpelier for SkyWatch Friday


Just got back from wandering and getting ready to leave again but wanted to do a quick SKYWATCH FRIDAY. Click on link to see some great skies from around the world..

This first photo is from a couple years ago when Linda and I went to Sebasco Harbor Resort. I’m pretty sure I haven’t used this photo before and the sky is at least interesting.


Tucked away on 550 acres on Maine’s Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine vacation resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities. Linda and I spent three nights at the resort then went camping for seven more nights near Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park (A favorite of mine)

The next photo (collage) was taken at James Madison’s Montpelier. (our most recent wandering trip).


Sky photos taken from inside the Yard Cupola. I know, not great skies but still maybe an interesting collage. President Madison would spend time at this structure meditating. There was/is a large hole in the ground under this structure that was used to store blocks of ice. I guess Dolly Madison liked her ice cream. LOL.. President Madison was the only president to lead troops in the field while he held office. ( What war would this be?)

Reporting from the Front Porch, Thanks for stopping by




EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! You really get around! I didn't know Madison lead troops while he was President but ti would have to be the War of 1812. Didn't the British set fire to the White House when Madison was President?

Kim, USA said...

Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!
Blue sky Reflection

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and I love the history and you guys really do get around a lot! I think it's wonderful! And thanks for sharing your trips and history with us through your photos! Hope you have a great weekend, Joe!


Reader Wil said...

You showed great skies! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for visiting too!

Joe Todd said...

Yes it was the war of 1812. Dolly Madison was able to save several valuable pieces from the White House befoe the British burned it. also,in 1794 Aaron Burr introduced James Madison to Dolley Payne Todd and they were married five months later.

Unknown said...

That sounds like a great trip. Dolly Madison was a favorite figure of mine when I was a kid. Must have been the ice cream.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Kay L. Davies said...

Ah yes, the War of 1812. Canada won that one. LOL

I love love love the gas pump photo. I wish my father were alive to see it. It's just wonderful.

Alberta, Canada

Betsy Banks Adams said...

So you all are leaving again???? Mercy Me---you are traveling -nuts like we are!!!!!

Dolly Madison and I have something in common. I love ice cream also... ha

Great SKY pictures. I'd love to go to Maine again sometime.

annalarssonphotography said...

Beautiful collection of shots!

Have a great weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, Joe! I love the view from the front porch! Happy skywatching!

Mark Kreider said...

You have created a very interesting blog. Right off the bat I liked the photo of you in the boat. I spend as much time on the water as I can. Then there's the fact that I was born in Wadsworth, Ohio and that as a young boy of ten my family stayed at the Greenbrier for three days (way out of our class, my Dad had meetings there). I still remember it vividly.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

The gas pump is for boaties?

Splendid Little Stars said...

an interesting collection of photos! They really draw one in! And a fun couple tidbits of history. Happy travels!

SandyCarlson said...

Great stuff, Joe. I love those columns!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was fun Joe getting a different look at the Madison home where we've recently been -- and a resort in Maine that we missed. Gotta' take another trip! I love that you two stayed at a resort AND went camping on the same trip! That sounds like a great combination.

Have fun on your new adventure.

Anonymous said...

Great post: loved the story and loved the photos! :-)

TONY LETTS said...

That is the view from your front porch? *jealous