Cape Neddick Lighthouse, Maine

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A few weeks before Labor Day weekend, I told Mr. P that we were going on a trip. NO. MATTER. WHAT. I have felt like my entire summer consisted of gardening, working, exercising, and sleeping. What happened to the adventures? What happened to the travel?

Mr. P, Mizar, and my friend Jenn packed into my car and away we went to Maine. For a day trip. As someone from the West, I’m persistent that a 3 hour car journey one-way does not require an overnight stay. What can I say, I’m stubborn. :)

Cape Neddick Lighthouse or sometimes called the “Nubble Lighthouse” is located in York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. Cape Neddick Light Station was dedicated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service and put into use in 1879. It is still in use today.

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Be sure to visit Brown’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream. I had the one with peanut butter cups and I almost forgot to take a picture of it before it disappeared. YUM-O! Don’t forget the cash though. Credit cards are NOT accepted and something I’m learning is more common in small towns on the east coast! Also, if you can’t find parking, go to Brown’s first, grab some ice cream and walk on over. That’s what we did. :)

I was also determined to have an authentic lobster roll in Maine. More on that later…

What’s your favorite Maine destination? OR favorite ice cream flavor?

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Walk to Cure Arthritis in Boston

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Hello? Hello??? Is anyone out there???????

Oh good. :) Let’s just ignore the fact that I haven’t been around or blogging and just continue going forward, MMMkkkk???

The Walk to Cure Arthritis in Boston was Sunday, 9/14 and it was FANTASTIC! My first one in Boston since I moved 18 months ago and I had a great time. Here’s a little recap. :)

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We raised over $200,000 and had over 900 people registered online before Sunday. We’re still waiting for the final numbers to come in, but I think we had well over 1500 people there!

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IMG_0119 Massage Envy was there and I’m looking forward to getting my massage today for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event. Don’t forget, for every massage received on Wednesday, 9/17, $10 will go towards the Arthritis Foundation to find a cure. :)

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We had an amazing food tent. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs provided hot dogs, chips, and water for lunch to all the walkers. I picked up an orange, a banana, and a Whole Foods 365 Granola Bar while I was there too. Oh and let’s not forget the Green Smoothies from b.Good! YUM!

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and let’s not forget about one of our special guests…

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Wally from the Red Sox! It was awesome to meet him, especially since I went to my first Red Sox game only a few days prior!

But one of the things we implemented this year was the Cutest Dog Contest.

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We had the most dogs we’ve ever had at the Walk to Cure Arthritis – Boston and had over 100 people vote on the cutest dog!  Here’s our cute “Arthritis is RUFF” tent. :)IMG_0104

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7 years as a volunteer and PROUD OF IT! IMG_0146

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If you didn’t get a chance to donate before Sunday, no problem. We’re still accepting donations. To donate, click on this link: http://walktocurearthritisboston.kintera.org/kpeachey

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