Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Flowers Explore - Acadia National Park - 2021/09/19

It's been a fun week at Acadia, but we've only got a day left. It's time to go out and explore some of the places we haven't covered yet. Plus the kids need to finish up their Junior Ranger Program and earn their badge. Let's get started!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Flowers Explore - Witch Hole and Eagle Lake Maine - Half Marathon Hike - 2021/09/17

Good morning! This week we're in Acadia National Park and there's a ton of biking and hiking trails! We're a little behind in our 500 mile challenge this year, so the focus for the week is going to be catching up on some of those miles. 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Pizza at Home - Toll House Massachusetts Cookie Pizza

Another Massachusetts pizza? We love dessert pizza and Massachusetts just has some great things to take inspiration from! Yes they're known for Boston Baked Beans. The Fluffernutter was invented here as well. But perhaps the biggest thing to come out of Massachusetts, the thing that has become the standard for what someone thinks about when you mention a cookie, is the Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie. 


Photo from historicnewengland.org
The Toll House Inn, located in Whitman Massachusetts, was built in 1930. Ruth Wakefield cooked the food for the inn, but was really known for her desserts. In 1938, with her butter drop-cookie recipe, she chopped up a Nestle semi-sweet chocolate bar and added it to the cookie batter. The chocolate didn't melt and spread through the cookie, but stayed in a chip! The world's first Chocolate Chip Cookie was born!
She contacted Nestle and they agreed to print her recipe on the package of semi-sweet chocolate bars, and she would get a lifetime supply of chocolate!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Flowers Explore - Bar Island Maine - 2021/09/16

We're in Maine and our campground is super close to Acadia National Park! We've got to go explore it! 


One of the really cool features of this Maine sea town is Bar Island! If you time it right, you can walk on the sea floor right over to this island! 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Flowers Explore - Narrows Too RV Park in Maine - 2021/09/14-21

Today is a travel day, and we're headed to a state that no one in this family has been to. We're off to the very top of the North East United States! Maine!

Wow, we've been to a lot of different stops on our trip so far. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farms - Chocolate, Strawberry, and Coffee Flavored Milk - 2021/09/12

Near our Sandy Beach campground is a dairy farm that has had some rave reviews for their flavored milks. We've got to see what all the fuss is about. 

Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farms has been operating since 1907 and their fifth generation of farmers are working there. 


They offer three different Flavored Milk options. Chocolate, Coffee, and Strawberry. 
Their milks are sold in local stores, and even in schools, but why not make a special trip out to the farm and get it directly from them!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beech Hill Farms Ice Cream New Hampshire

There's so many tasty places to visit while we're in New Hampshire! Today we're stopping by a "Don't Miss" ice cream stand according to Yankee Magazine. 

Beech Hill Farm and Ice Cream Barn is celebrating 250 Years of operation! Nine generations of the Kimball family have been working this farm!