Maine will always be a special place to us. We may move to several more homes in our life, but I am sure that we'll always manage to make the pilgrimage back to Maine -- where Amie was born and her family lives, where we graduated from college, and where we met for the first time.
Amie and I awoke this morning to the signs of the coming winter. The temperature had dropped about 20 degrees cooler than in recent mornings. The magical glow of the leaves are darkening and dulling. Their stems are weakening and are giving way to the colder, swirling winds. The leaves have begun to fall en masse. Amie and I had packed our mini-van; it was time to visit our friends Josh & Rebecca in Brunswick, the Salah family in Ipswich, and Christiana in Coventry.