We began to email each other and found common interests (namely scrapbooking and homeschooling). We soon met up while Debbie and her family were in Maine vacationing. Since then we've had the pleasure of meeting up every few years. The last time was about three years ago when we visited while exploring Fort Knox. We reprised that visit just last week.
Fort Knox is an old fort that is a great place to take kids to explore. You can go all over (bring a flashlight!) and they have slowly been working on restoring sections of it over the years. And why yes, I counted this as a field trip!
Alix & Berry kids September 2014 (minus Bess)
Alix and Berry kids August 2011
I'm glad we had a chance to visit in person. Last year we were derailed by a very sick child - mine. The year prior to that the Alix family didn't come to Maine for their camping trip. So it has been three years since we last met in person. Hopefully it won't be another three years until we can visit again.