We did our schoolwork this morning. We did get a late start as I did some quick clean-up detail in case they all wanted to come back to see our place. :-) They ended up going straight back to my Mom's, but at least my trailer is tidy now! LOL After lunch we headed north to Bingham (only about a 20 minute drive for me - which I did mainly on dirt roads - got to love rural living!!!). We - meaning myself & my three boys, my older sister & her son, & my brother with his family - met a gas station there & then drove another 30 minutes north on Route 201 to check out Moxie Falls. Only my oldest son & my sister had ever been there. It was so worth it.
However, we got to the parking area & literally were inundated with black flies. Now, I know I live in Maine & this is the norm - for AUGUST!
The Falls were fantastic. We have had some rain in the last couple of days & it made for an impressive show today. I was concerned as the river was pretty low down in Madison. Yesterday we noticed that it had risen back up to level so I was hopeful. Here's a link to an article about the Falls: http://www.neoc.com/sightseeing-shopping/waterfalls.asp
I still use a film camera so I don't have immediate photos to load up. It's times like this I wish I did!
The walk wasn't bad - just over a mile round trip. J even managed to walk it although he asked to be carried a couple times. I had a low blood sugar reaction about halfway back. I took all the glucose tabs I had with me (only 3 so that was 12 carbs) so I gave B the keys & he ran back to the truck to get a granola bar for me. My sister & J stayed with me & Chip & his family headed back with N & my sister's son. I started to feel better so we headed slowly back. B finally caught up - almost near the trail head. He said he stopped to pee, get a drink at the truck, & tie his shoe before he headed back. I guess I should have a chat with him about how important it is to get my sugar up *quickly!!* All ended well though.
The drive to the Falls is really great as it follows along the Kennebec River. The trees are really putting on a fabulous show right now. We stopped a couple times along the way at pull-offs to take some photos. I let B take some - he was pretty happy. It was a nice way to spend the day today. Tomorrow we are heading down to my sister's area & I think we are all going to check out the Inside/Out Playground - an indoor playground for kids.