As I have written before, Maine is a wonderful place. Fortunately not everyone takes up my recommendation to visit Maine because if they did there would be about 20 million people here during the summer. If you have never been here, you should try it, at a minimum on one of our New England cruises that stop at Portland and/or Bar Harbor.
People like to ask me if I can relax on vacation. The answer is yes but there is always work to do. Plus on this vacation I have to put a lot of time into rehabilitating my injured right calf muscle. The emails don’t stop – about 200 or so arrive reliably every day. This summer there have been a lot more emails than mosquitoes but no conference calls so far.
This week is particularly special as our “vacation gang” of law school friends has joined us. As I write this, everyone but me is hiking around Camden while I watch the Olympics. I wanted to hike too but my wife sensibly prohibited me from hiking up a hill on my recovering leg. Our group of up to 30 parents and children has gone somewhere together every other year beginning in 1996: Nantucket, Nag’s Head, Dordogne, Alaska cruise, Tuscany, Salmon River rafting, Portugal, Turkey and Maine. Two of the children have now graduated college which creates a whole new dynamic. One was too busy to join us, the other is working harder on vacation than any of the parents. This is our favorite week of every two years.