>Portland, Maine

Portland is an old seacoast town. It is also a funky city filled with galleries, one-of-kind boutiques and shops, and incredible restaurants serving everything from New England clam chowder, lobster rolls and Maine seafood to nouveau cuisine.

Visited September 2006. Photo Album
- Trolley Tour
- Gilbert's Chowder House
-Beal's Ice Cream
-Portland Headlight LightHouse, Cape Elizabeth
-Also Visited Unity Organic Festival


>St. Regis Canoe Area, ADK

We took a lovely short trip with Jon, Michael, Brittany, Kevin, Josh, Chris and Kelly during 8/17/06-8/19/06. Beautiful area, crowded, lovely open water, marsh, and river paddling, very short carries, and beautiful weather.

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>Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and totals 36,415 acres of which 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. It is well known for its sea turtles, wild turkeys, wild horses, armadillos, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forests, salt marshes, and historic structures. Visit Cumberland Island National Seashore for a natural experience: sun and sand, beautiful vistas and relaxing atmosphere.

Visited March 2007

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>Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands

Visited February 2006

The 176-acre island and surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including several endangered and threatened species such as hawksbill turtles and brown pelicans. The elkhorn coral barrier reef that surrounds two-thirds of the island has extraordinary coral formations, deep grottoes, abundant reef fishes, sea fans and gorgonians. At the eastern most point of the reef is the famous underwater trail; both novice and expert snorkelers will enjoy the passages through the reef. The island has an overland nature trail and white coral sand beaches.