Sure, we could have taken a picture on the Maine lobster fishing boat the Vagabond with Captain John and his son Charlie. We could have taken a breathtaking shot from the top of a mountain with the Atlantic Ocean glimmering in the background. Instead I offer this photo of the Altena family vacation in Maine this past month to remind readers of how vacations also are. In addition to whirlwind fun and adventure, there is the packing up (note the rain), taking down the tents and settling in for the 21-hour ride home with sleeping kids in the back. Happy vacation to our readers and don’t forget to send us your Squire vacation photo at email@example.com.
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