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About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Farnsworth’s exhibit “Andrew Wyeth at 100”: Remarkable!

Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is notably a destination on its own.  But now, with an exhibit marking the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth’s birth, a visit to this institution becomes even more compelling. Curated by Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael … Continue reading

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Different yet familiar: Peninsula Fall Festival, Blue Hill

On our resumes, we just may have to list “festivalgoer” on the space reserved for non-paying occupations.  After all, we’ve peeled crustaceans at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Louisiana and sampled pimento cheese biscuits at Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival … Continue reading

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New Harbor: most photographed fishing village in Maine? Could be!

There’s no such thing, at least in our book, as the prettiest fishing village in Maine.  Each one is prettier than the last, and all are unique.  But the most photographed one, according to Moon Travel Guide: Maine (July 2017),  … Continue reading

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A few glimpses of Wiscasset, Maine

There’s no rhyme nor reason for what I like to photograph.  Something indicative of the area, something different, something I just have a fondness for with no real explanation behind it.  But passing through Wiscasset, Maine for a couple of … Continue reading

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Can’t miss this one: Portland Head Light

Although we’d seen Portland Head Light once before, we looked forward to visiting what we think of as the granddaddy of lighthouses along the Maine coast.  Of course, that’s not accurate — just our impression.  After purchasing a book called The … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

  Even the seagulls may have been surprised at the sunset calm on the waters.  Portland Pier buzzes with activity during the day, but when rays lengthen and urban waterside buildings glow with late-day light, a sense of calm falls … Continue reading

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Headed to a Down East adventure!

We’re leaving soon for several days in Maine — a Down East autumn adventure that will take us up Route 1 along the coast and into the interior.  We’re ready for leaf peeping, a little hiking, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Perhaps anywhere you travel out West will show you layers of beauty, but Utah is our latest state to visit where seeing overlapping beauty became the norm.  If you’ve ever crested a hill while driving a scenic highway, you know … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Stepping it up in Varenna, Italy

This week’s Travel Theme: Steps from Ailsa who writes the blog Where’s My Backback? reminded us of the many steps we took in Varenna, Italy.  Walking there can be a challenge, if all you’re accustomed to is your fitness routine on even … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

When this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? appeared in my mailbox, I immediately thought of a fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library called The Great Cake Bake, celebrating books and the host of the event: the University … Continue reading

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