We're on an ultimate adventure...Whitewater Rafting on the Penobscot. We'll tee it up with the Page Sisters, who have won a total of 19 amateur golf championships between them. And we'll take to the trails at Baxter State Park, Maine's Greatest Gift.
This week's blog written by Bill Green:
Original airdate: August 19, 2011
A nice little show this week. I rather like it!
I think the best part of my job is I'm doing work I can be proud of. When you look back through the archives, kind of rewind and just see quick images, it's pretty good stuff. I'm not ashamed. So I have that going for me!
This week we went rafting on the Penobscot. I've been all over that river and have kayaked pieces of it. It was fun to jump on a raft and do the whole thing. What a perfect day. There are many good raft companies. We happened to go with Northern Outdoors and had a great time, as we always do.
The interview this week is with sisters Martha White and Pennie Cummings. I grew up in a golfing family and they dominated women's golf during my youth and much of my adult life. They are such charming, nice, funny, polite people. I adore them. Their 19 state titles and 13 state senior titles add up to an amazing record. Here is a trivia question. Who won the Women's Maine Amateur in 1990? The answer is MY SISTER! Julie Green! I caddied for her from 1985 through 1989 and she won it the next year! For more information about the Women's Maine State Golf Association, you can check out their website.
There is a smaller group which serves just women in the Southern Maine, appropriately known as the Southern Maine Women's Golf Association. Here's a link to their website.
Although most of us are afraid of bees, where would be without them? It was fun to get together recently with Stan Brown, Maine's senior beekeeper who is 92. For more information about beekeeping in Maine, just go to this website.
It was also fun to get up into Baxter State Park. What a tremendous place! How wonderful to know it will always be. Since there is no cutting in much of the park, it just keeps getting older. The trails provide a window to some really nice forest and the people who maintain those trails do a great job.
For more information on Baxter State Park, check out the link below.
I'm happy. These are lovely days. Enjoy them!