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Update: Picnic and Beach Walking at Morse Mountain!

REMINDER: For those of you who have not been to Morse Mt, it is a conservation area and no dogs are allowed to protect the nesting birds. The dunes are also off limits. There are no bathrooms or changing areas, but we can be creative if necessary. The Seadog restaurant is in Topsham for those interested..very easy to find, and easy to get back to 295 afterwards.  My cell phone is 557-1707. 

Also, Deb has offered to ride-share from the Augusta area if anyone from that area needs a ride. Contact Deb if you are interested.

The Seadog Brewing Company: 1 Main Street, Topsham Maine. 04086

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sea-dog-brewing-company-topsham

Some of us will be returning to school and work in a few weeks and we want to make the most of the end of the summer. Lets meet at the parking lot at Morse Mountain and walk through the woods to the beach for a couple of hours. If everyone brings a little something to snack on and extra to share, then that can do us for a light lunch. For those who want to continue on after the beach walking, The Seadog in Topsham is always a favorite spot! The Seadog has lots of seating and our arrival time there will be late afternoon so it shouldn't be too busy. However, depending on the size of the group continuing to The Seadog, we may have to sit at separate smaller tables.

Don't forget to bring something to drink, sunscreen, possibly bug spray and good shoes for walking through the woods. It's 1.6 miles in and the same distance out, plus whatever beach walking you decided to do.

NOTE*
This will be a great opportunity for new members (and potential Paris and Tuscany travelers and wait-listers) to meet old members. The cost of the Paris trip is subject to increase August 28th, so those thinking about it should keep that in mind. Also, Paris is beginning to fill up (6 of our members as well as a bunch from other parts of the US); very often large groups from other parts of the US sign up all at once taking most or all of the spaces.This will be a great trip with us staying in the Paris area the whole time..so much to do there. Also, those who have frequent flier miles can use them reducing the cost of their trip substantially.

Re: Tuscany. If your heart is set on a Walking Tour of the Tuscan hill towns in April, there is ONE SPACE AVAILABLE  AND a waiting list but no one is on it! If you pay a $300 deposit (fully refundable) you will automatically be the first one in if someone drops out! There is a very good chance that someone will, hopefully from the other group. There are 12 of our group going, and 18 from other parts of the US. For those of you who have read Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes..these are the same towns we will be visiting and staying in...I am re-reading her books now and getting very excited already!

Contact me with any questions.

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  • Ann R.

    Beautiful beach day with great company and perfect timing at the Seadog...in-between the meal rushes. We were able to seat a table of 7 on the porch! Requests to return for the Sunday brunch some day. We'll have to walk both before and after that one!
    It was nice to meet our newest member Bev#2 and fun to meet Alice's twin, Joyce. We hope they will come again. Nice to see Nancy Graves if even for a few minutes. Next weekend, Nancy! 3 brand new members didn't show up although we waited for them a while. Maybe they couldn't find the place..next time hopefully.

    August 19, 2013

  • nancy g.

    Ann - Can I bring my 2 sisters - 1 visiting from CT??

    August 12, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Of course! What a treat for them visiting that beach!

      August 13, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Nancy..nice to see you yesterday but sorry you had to take off! Thanks for coming to check in with us! See you next weekend!

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey....I am coming from Augusta...I have the directions...I may or may not bring a guest....if anyone is interested in commuting together send me an email. deb

    August 16, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Deb.. Cynthia Gagnon and I will be riding with Elaine Thibideau ..she has room for one more if you want to join us. Other than that, Ann Conway lives in Gardiner and might like a ride. Corenna (new member) lives in Manchester I think, And Alice lives in Windsor but probably won't be coming through Augusta. Looking forward to it.

      August 16, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Hi Deb..I'm glad you could make it yesterday and your foot held up...Hope it's not sore this morning. You should bring Diane sometime so she can get to meet us..See you next weekend!

      August 19, 2013

  • Alice Grondin C.

    Great Hike and Beautiful Beach with a bunch of nice ladies!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Alice Grondin C.

    Great day and glad to meet new people. I really enjoy the group and the places we go!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Ann always knows how to combine recreation, dining and conviviality into a perfect day!

    3 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun day thanks

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • gale g.

    great

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • nancy g.

    Is there a "changing" area?

    August 16, 2013

    • Ann R.

      no..no changing area and o bathrooms..except the woods! I always visit the woods!

      August 16, 2013

  • gale g.

    is a dog a guest?

    August 16, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Sorry..dogs are not allowed ..it's a nesting area for birds!

      August 16, 2013

    • gale g.

      I was afraid of that...she has gotten spoiled the last week going everywhere with my surrogate family.

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Ellen G.

    Looking forward to fall and winter visits to Morse Mtn. since I can't make it this time either. It is so beautiful and peaceful..........

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I can't make this one. I think I've missed every hike to this beach!

    August 13, 2013

    • Ann R.

      :~( we'll go back. It is beautiful in the fall and winter!

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward....

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Sure, Ann; I'm looking forward to trying the Seadog (or anyplace that appeals to the group for "après-hike"), and there's room for two more hikers & gear in my car. You can just let me know what time I should pick you up at your house.

    The Kineo cruise was just perfect in every way, and the following day, Evelyn G. and I got to enjoy hiking around Lily Bay State Park and exploring some of the shops in town, before returning to civilization. We were really fortunate with the weather

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Hi Ann,

    Sounds good! Would you like to ride share? If so, let me know where/when to meet. (I think it's my turn to drive, and although I'm discovering of-late that my endurance wanes on 100+ mile ranges, Brunswick should be fine, if you'd like me to pick you up.)

    Elaine

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Sounds great Elaine! Are you up for the Seadog or something similar afterwards just in case? I still have your $10 in the console of my car which you I will return to you if you drive! I am also happy to drive if you find it tiring. Would we have room for others if they'd like to join us?

      August 3, 2013

    • Ann R.

      PS..how did you like the Kineo cruise?

      August 3, 2013

  • nancy g.

    Ann - Sounds wonderful.
    I am a huge beneficiary of all your wonderful efforts/organizing skills!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Ellen G.

    Wish I could go but this is the one weekend I am taking a mini-vacation. Leaving for a couple days in Vermont on the 18th. I hope there will be another trip to Morse Mtn., perhaps in the early Fall. :)

    August 3, 2013

    • Ann R.

      Good for you for getting away..we will miss you though!

      August 3, 2013

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