The Annisquam Coach and Its Trip to South Dakota

Maybe you saw Paul Horovitz’s photo of the beautiful Annisquam Coach (click here to see it) or heard Paul talking about it on Sunday’s Podcast. Thanks to the work of the Annisquam Historical Society you can learn much more about the coach, its history, and its journey. Thank you to Betsey Horovitz for keeping me in the loop and for her work with the historical society and to David Teele for his wonderful writing about the stage coach and previous AHS entries.

Here is the link to Annisquam Historical Society, please visit the page to learn more about the coach and other fascinating Annisquam historical stories and their “Notes from the Firehouse,” but I have also included screen shots of their pages for easy viewing.

Paul also gave a lovely shout out to Tally’s for their work in the transportation of the coach to meet the large moving truck who has since transported it to South Dakota.

Stay tuned for more about the work being done on the coach and its return trip home.

Eagle Ice Picnic

GMG Jimmy’s go-to romantic gesture is to find eagles for me, so that’s what we set out to do yesterday in Medford. It’s a little bit of a drive to Mystic Lakes State Park in Medford, but we almost always see interesting wildlife there. And yesterday was no exception. We had only been there a short time before this banded eagle flew from the nesting tree to perch for a while before taking off over the mostly frozen lake, have a picnic on the ice then return to the tree for some preening and watching. It was quite a show! Gotta hand it to GMG Jim for the Valentine’s Day WIN. For some additional eagle pictures and details, please feel free to visit my Facebook page Pat D’s Photos and Adventures.

An almost invisible additional star was a blue heron hanging out on the shore, very well camouflaged and nearly overlooked. He was a little slow moving, perhaps because of the cold. I was pretty surprised to seem him come so close.

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