The Running Realtor: Androscoggin Lake

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Androscoggin Lake

One advantage to the real estate business is the ability to shift gears during the slow periods and enjoy a little free time.  Last week we took the journey north to Maine.  After arriving at midnight on Tuesday I was off to the Races for an 8:00am start.   The 5k road race drew over 400 runners this year.

 After the long drive and 5k run I was back at the cabin and ready to launch the boat by ten. We anchored a few hundred yards off shore to relax and catch a few rays before lunch.

Later in the day we cruised out to Lothrop Island to see if the birds were around. It is the only time we have seen the two eagles together on one branch.  The Island consists of black sand beaches and is home to many rare plants. Today I discovered there is an Eagle Cam focused on the nest. so bird watchers can sneak a peak anytime.

Next we picked up a local ( cousin George ) and towed him out a few miles so he could test his boat.  He also used the opportunity to collect some black sand, a few volcanic rocks and capture his shadow to prove he was there...   Many times local folks don't explore their areas the way a vacationer does. 

Suppose I am guilty of missing many of the Connecticut attractions. When I'm home I'm working and Maine is Vacationland. 

Comment balloon 12 commentsNo Longer Active • July 09 2007 04:50PM


Sounds like you had a relaxing vacation! Those eagles are pretty cool and I have never seen black sand! Thanks for sharing your vacation. :)
Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

Suzanne... Many of the locals haven't seen the black sand either, it's a bit far for a row boat or canoe trip. 

I am getting an education with all this new graphic words you need to type with every comment -  SUNCHOKE

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 13 years ago
Dan, looks like that first day was pretty busy.  You and Sandra have way to much energy for me.  I would have slept until 12 noon if had driven until midnight the day before........LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 13 years ago
I love the kick back photo - how fun... One of these days I am going to Maine just to have lobster.... I have a girlfriend and when times are tough we always tease - we are heading for Maine for Lobster.  Glad you had a good time -
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 13 years ago

George... Not all that busy, activities are spread over the 18 hour days.  Can't remember the last time I slept past 6:00 am.

Thesa... Been a long time since I had a good ol' lobsterfest...  When we were young my uncle had a place on the Rockland coast and he'd pull a few of his traps and we'd dig a bushel of clams and have a feast.  Still recall the mackerel fishing there...

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

I'm glad you had a great time!  It's hard for me to grasp the concept though, of getting up at the crack of dawn to RUN while on vacation.... ? Baking in the sun... that I can understand  :)

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) almost 13 years ago
Sandi... I never wait until the crack of dawn, it's still dark when I wake up...  Since you're a night owl you are probably just finishing your day when mine is beginning.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 13 years ago
This is such an inviting post! I really like the photos and the format, Dan...but most of all I like that you brought out one of my favorite things about our  business...the fact that we CAN shift gears!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 13 years ago

After spending so many years pulling myself out of bed at all hours to go to work, I can't see me EVER getting up in the dark voluntarily, let alone to run!  I am totally and completely in awe :)   Don't forget, it's not actually as late here as my posts let on...  the time zones are off.

Off the subject, my broker announced today that he would be in your neck of the woods next week-- considering he doesn't understand what a "blog" is, he couldn't quite follow that I "knew" a fellow realtor in Connecticut!

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

janeAnne... I think the technically correct term for shifting gears is our Adaptability as we ride the real estate roller coaster and learn to pace ourselves.

Sandi... I wasn't sure how the west coast time posted, here it shows an hour earlier.  I can understand your broker's confusion, six months ago I didn't know what a blog was either.   Now when I hear news stories about different parts of the country I'm wondering how the members I know in that region are making out.  I was telling another agent in the office she should join and she laughed and thought it was "cute" that I had all these "virtual friends"

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 13 years ago
We are 2 hours earlier than the AR clock....  It's neat that our "virtual friends" make the world seem a much smaller, friendlier place :)
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) almost 13 years ago



Posted by From Maine almost 13 years ago

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