Monday, September 5, 2011

more project progress...

Two weeks worth. Sorry. :P

Mission: 50x50

#2. Visit 50 new places. Both the state of New Hampshire and the state of Maine are new-to-me places to visit.
(New Hampshire)


#3. Visit 50 different parks. Three new ones to add here.
(Odiorne State Park, New Hampshire)

(Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine)

(Ferry Beach State Park)

#4. Visit 50 museums. I can't believe this is the first one I'm knocking off this list.
(Seacoast Science Center)

#6. Walk/hike on 50 different trails. A lovely hike at Mendon Ponds Park for Rich's birthday.
(The Quaker Pond Trail)

And a beautiful walk on a beautiful day in Maine.
(The Carson Trail)

#10. Support 50 local independent businesses. Popped into Hyatt's-All Things Creative, a local art supply store, to pick up some clay for an art project Gray's going to do for school.

#12. Try 50 new restaurants. Going on a little mini-vacation certainly helped this one.
(Flatbread Company All Natural Pizza in Portsmouth, NH--it may well be my new favorite restaurant of all time, good food and good worldview)

(Margaritas in Portsmouth, NH)

(Maine Diner in Wells, ME)

#38. Read 50 books borrowed from someone else. Actually added on a pile here. I read both The Darker Side and Abandoned by Cody McFayden, both borrowed from Mom. And I read both Higurashi When They Cry, Abducted by Demons Arc, Volumes 1 and 2, both borrowed from Annie.

#39. Read 50 classics. Not sure if anyone else considers this a classic, but since this is my list, I get to decide, right? And I've decided that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles does indeed qualify. :)

#44. Read 50 science/nature books. As with The Hound of the Baskervilles, I read this for school, but I don't suppose that means it shouldn't count, right? Science Detectives: How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life Mysteries by the editors of YES Magazine.

#49. Take pictures of 50 different animals in the wild. I've no idea how I've missed checking things off this one before, because I've definitely taken several pics that would count for this since I started. Oh well. I'll count this one as number 1 checked off the list. So a seagull isn't all that exciting, but it was pretty cool that we saw him catch this crab and proceed to rip it apart and eat it.

Mission: Tackle the TBR Pile

This is not going well. Not well at all. My last update on Aug. 10th had me at 1,199 books. Now I've got 1,252. I'm blaming Chris. :P

And well, that's it--I didn't accomplish anything else off any of my other projects lists. Oh well.


Amanda said...

Ooh I want to hear more about the all natural pizza place!

And I say yes, Hound of the Baskervilles is definitely a classic! It's a classic on its own and a classic of detective/mystery fiction. If you need more validation, my classic lit book club has it for our November selection. :D

Sadly, I actually can't stand Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style and have tried to make it through Hound more than once and failed. someone else will be leading my group in November, haha! :D

Chris said...

I'll totally take the blame for upping your books :p And I so wish I could've been with y'all for so much of this!!

DesLily said...

the pizza looks darn good!

with all the bird photo's I've taken I doubt I have had 20 "different species" lol..

tackle the tbr pile? LOL.. let me know how that works will you?! I could use help in that area! lol