The Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association invited members to participate in our first Outdoor Adventure Day. We asked our members, their families and friends to do something — hike, kayak, run, play tennis, stroll through a park, climb a mountain, walk a dog, race their kids, garden, practice yoga, or partake in other activities — in this statewide outdoor challenge, and then to report back to us with photos and stories about their adventure(s).
The weather was just about perfect all week. We enjoyed a glorious early October in Maine, with the leaves changing colors and the sun shining most days and cool nights in the evening. We extended our outdoor “day” to include any of the days between October 2nd and October 9th, with our goal to have fun in the great Maine outdoors while raising money and awareness for the Maine Fulbright Chapter. All funds earned will support our mission to promote continued opportunities for life-long learning, collaborative networking, service, and programming that celebrate international educational and cultural exchanges. We appreciate all those who participated — read about their adventures below.
Elaine Potoker rowing on Lake Megunticook
Sallie Hunter kayaking on Runaround Pond in Durham. “That’s the pond where I had my cormorant encounters, but unfortunately the cormorant has been a ‘no show’ this summer! I was kayaking with my sister before she headed back to Salt Lake City.”
Michael Socolow with his son Simon and wife Connie at the Festival of Champions Cross Country race in Belfast, Maine (above) and with his son Geo in Lincoln, Maine, for a fall baseball game (below)
Kristen Reese practicing acroyoga in Maryland.
Kirsten Brewer picking apples in Central Maine.