I recently enjoyed a hike up Mount Agamenticus in York, Maine. To be honest, I didn't even know there was a mountain there, let alone a hike-able one. To be even more honest? I doubted, sincerely, that I would make it to the top, alive, under my own power - even though, barely 4 days before my hike - my 3 year old daughter made it to the top - with no whining, no stopping (except to read the little store posted at certain points) and smiling the entire way.
I made it. Barely. Apparently, I may have to build up my endurance before I even think of attempting this again .. no, no, that's not right - I WILL build up my endurance and I WILL hike again .. maybe not Mount Major, or anything strenuous like that - but Blue Job? I'll own you! ;)
The ride to the mountain was just as enjoyable as the hike up (and down) ... Sonya and Sue (a fellow parent, and Emi's teacher) listen to the same station as each other - a station I was unaware of. I think it was 95.3 (A Boston/Portland station) - they have this "bit" called a "Phone Tap" where they call unsuspecting people, and mess with them - on the radio, for all to hear, laugh at, make fun of and enjoy -- It's amazing, and my new addiction. More on that later ........
For now, here are some of the pictures I took (I didn't take nearly as many as I wanted to - I couldn't seem to focus ... )
A Spider web, suspended in midair
The Old Ski Lift - and it's history
The sunlight through the trees
My foot . . . I was really there!
And the view - or what would have been the view - from the top: