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About crossingsauthor

Freelance writer/editor and author of Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges, The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans, and Around Florence. Spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.

#227–Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park . . .

We end up our trip in Maine in two of the most well known locations in all of Maine––and two of the most mispronounced. Every time I mentioned Bar Harbor, folks would immediately go into the Bah Habah routine. So … Continue reading

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#226–Two major highlights of Maine trip, Part 3 . . .

  On this segment of the trip were two major highlights—the Farnsworth Art Museum and Vinalhaven Island. One is the epitome of what a major art museum should be and the other is like stepping back in time when small-town … Continue reading

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#225––Another Portland and Maine’s Mid-Coast Region, Part 2 . . .

  We loved our stay in the Maine Beaches Region on the south coast of Maine. Except for the first day when it rained, the weather was lovely. On this section of the trip, the weather was sunny on some … Continue reading

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#224––Mainely a great trip, Part 1 . . .

  Mainers love a good pun. Every town had a Mainely Pizza or Mainely Lobster or some other variation and often a Maine Street in the middle of town. I felt right at home with Oregon type drizzle and showers … Continue reading

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#223 Where has the summer gone . . .

  Between finishing my new book, marketing my other books, responsibilities at Backstreet Gallery, and preparation for the 8th Annual Florence Festival of Books, it was a busy summer. I had hoped to restart my blog in May when I … Continue reading

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#222–Nothing like a deadline . . .

  Last Friday I put in an impossibly long day, only possible because I have a deadline, Friday 13 (no less) to get my edit in for my new book—The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED, see the unusual, odd, … Continue reading

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#221–On the road factchecking . . .

  Last Saturday I was in Lincoln City, Monday Yachats, Wednesday Darlingtonia Botanical Wayside, Friday North Bend, Coos Bay, Bandon, and Sunset Bay State Park. Once the book is written, you’re not done. At least not the way I do … Continue reading

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