Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Camp Kippewa - Monmouth, ME

After visiting friends in Boston, (see post below) I ventured north into Maine to visit friends that are working the summer at Camp Kippewa - an all-girls, residential camp near Augusta. It was nice to get into the cool woods after a hot and humid weekend in Beantown. The camp was recently purchased by a company called CampGroup from a husband and wife, who had owned the camp for about 50 years. Kippewa has experienced decreased enrollment over the past few years and CampGroup buys distressed camps in the hopes of reviving them.

The campers enjoy activities such as land sports, water sports, arts and crafts, theater and horseback riding. Nice place to spend a summer.

View of the camp from the lake front

Bunkhouses nestled in the trees

More bunkhouses

Overlooking Lake Cobbesseecontee (pron. cah-buh-see-CAHN-tee)

Lakeside bunkhouse

The Playhouse

Old water tower

Climbing wall

Arts and Crafts building

Freedom Trail - Boston, MA

Boston Common

On a recent road trip to Boston to visit the Ropers of Quincy, I and the Big Retarded Boy walked the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail in downtown Boston from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Below are pictures of some, but not all, of the stops on this historic walk. By the way, I think I like the term "burying ground" better than "cemetery." Your thoughts.

Massachusetts State House

Park Street Church

Granary Burying Ground

King's Chapel Burying Ground

King's Chapel

Old South Meeting House

Old State House

Faneuil Hall

Paul Revere House

Old North Church

Old North Church

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Bunker Hill Monument