Two weeks ago Kari went to Maine for part of her book tour. I tagged along and took some photos…
Normally, at home, we have juice each morning made from all of the veggies in our garden. One the road, we couldn’t have that, but we did find a place that made juice.
The window at Spruce & Gussy where Kari had her book signing.
Jennifer Judd-McGee, the illustrator of Grow Your Handmade Business, and Kari at Spruce & Gussy in Bar Harbor. They had a great turnout and it was constantly busy during the six hours they were there signing.
Afterwards, Jennifer took us to a cool place called the Lompoc Cafe.
We saw this Land Rover and trailer at our hotel, so I scanned the QC barcode and saw that Canon was doing a free “Photography Workshop In The Parks“-thing in Acadia National Park. I have a Canon camera, and while I’ve got a great eye for pictures, I have no idea how to use most of the features on my camera.
You could use your own camera, or borrow one of theirs. This much fancier camera made mine feel like a toy.
We spent the next hour and a half walking around and taking photos, trying the different settings and tricks our instructor showed us. They are going to send a link so I can download all of the pictures I took. When I get that, I’ll post a few on here. It was a really awesome, fun, and super-informative thing. Thanks, Canon!
Some photos I took earlier that day at the Bass Harbor Head Light.
A cliff above me with flowers in Northeast Harbor.
On our way to Portland (Maine)!
A lot of bottles at a flea market.
I stopped by to say hi to one of my old bosses who runs a hotel in Belfast, Maine. He was on vacation and wasn’t there (boo!), but we poked around a bit. For a few years, I’ve looked at a webcam on my iPhone that’s based at his hotel (the next picture is a screengrab of it). The above picture is mine, taken from just below where the webcam is.
Camden, Maine. Kari stopped by and signed copies of her book at a bookstore here.
This guy was taking pictures with his iPad. It’s so big and unwieldy, his wife has to hold him to keep him steady.
An odd perspective of a flower on a pedestrian bridge with ducks bobbing in the water below.
Lunch at Moody’s.
L. L. (L.) Bean.
Portland! While Kari signed books at the Picnic Music And Arts Festival, I wandered around and tried to find some geocaches. Some of the music at Picnic had singing like this, which was totally not the kind of thing people want to be hearing when shopping for handmade arts and crafts. You would think the people running Picnic would have screened the musical acts first.
A fort-y island.
Info on a sea battle that took place in Casco Bay.
Do you see the geocache in this photo?
Here it is! I spent several hours searching for three caches, but only found this one.
An fancy-looking ice cream place called “Stop! Ice Cream”
After Portland, we went to Keene, New Hampshire where Kari had another book signing, and then we went home. Her next signing event is at Trident Books on Newbury Street in Boston on Thursday, September 27 at 7pm. Be there!
What I’m listening to: Cat Power – Ruin