Thank you all for your patience!

1.  Still away from California (or almost out of the country!)… In Boston with author, Penny Watson.

2.  The drive to and from northern Maine was outstanding.  The hike was nirvana.  As Tom Stronach knows, I lost a show while hiking in a peat bog – sucked the shoe right off my foot – but miracle of miracles, the peat bog spit it out and I was able to complete the hike with two, albeit, one, soggy shoe.  Experienced my first noreaster which I thought might wash away the entire town of Machias.  Saw bald eagles but no moose and no bear.

3.  Ate quite possibly the best, most decadent, fast food of my life, a real true lobster roll from Red’s Eats, right off the highway in Wisscasset.  My daughter and I drove from there to Penny’s house swimming in a major out of body food high and yet we still had room for a visit to Chef Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger, where thanks to our friend Chef John Malik, author of Doughnuts for Amy, we met Chef Tsai and took photos with him!  All I can remember is that the food was to die for… just like when I ate at the French Laundry, it’s going to take some time to remember exactly what I ate.  And no, that’s not cleavage.  Stop staring down my shirt.  I don’t have cleavage – the magic of a push up bra!

4.  So my daughter flew home this morning.  My son is fine in Machias – had to see for myself – many thanks, Stephen King, and I miss my dog and my hubby and he knows it’s in that order.  Tomorrow Penny and I get to head off to the New England Writer’s Conference.  Fun!

5.  Oh yeah… TSA lost part of my computer charger so I am using Penny’s computer.  She’s a love.  See you!  Julia

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9 Responses to Thank you all for your patience!

  1. Jaye says:

    You’re having fun! So glad the kids are well and you are, too.

  2. Casey Wyatt says:

    Have a great time at the conference. I’ve asked my friends from CTRWA to say hi to you guys. Sending you both virtual hugs!!

    p.s. totally envious that you had your picture taken with Ming. :)

  3. Tom Stronach says:

    Apart from the missin boot and big I having to disappear for a couple of weeks, you saw the kids and are having a ball, way to go Missy ….

    And, stop fighting over who’s turn it is on the computer

  4. I was reading along, enjoying the details, when you mentioned Chef Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger. Some themes and names have flashback quality from totally different parts of the country. In The Lake of the Ozarks, nestled in the woods next to one of the finger lakes, was Chief Ginger Blue, surrounded by a cabins for rent and Ginger Blue Lodge. I remember the unusual Ozark-inspired delicacies that, even as a kid, I thought were amazing. I’m glad your trip’s a good one.

  5. Delilah Hunt says:

    Woo Hoo. Sounds like you are having so much fun. That’s a lovely picture by the way, even though we don’t get see any cleavage :-)

  6. Amber Skyze says:

    Everytime we go to Maine I want to see a Moose. We’ve yet to see one though. :( Glad you’re having so much fun.

  7. Stephanie says:

    REDS in Wiscasset is uber famous for those rolls! It’s pretty rare to see a moose or bear (although my Pilates teacher had a bear in her yard Tuesday night) but they are mostly at bear and moose social events looking to hook up this time of year.

    I would have made you lobstah but I hate to pick the meat out of the shell!


  8. You are having a blast..I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Have fun..

  9. You need to come to Idaho for bear and moose. The trip sounds delightful. Wish I was there.