Maine Moose Safari: A Photojournal
- The Cast -
Me, Kim Knox, your About.com Guide to
Debby Fowles, About.com's
Dale Stevens, professional photographer
Chocolate, the Beanie Baby
- Introduction -
"So let me get this straight... this guy stumbles into your chatroom and starts talking about big beasts, and now you're going to Maine?" a friend of mine said on the phone, only a bit incredulously. It was Friday afternoon, August 7, 1998, and I was just about to leave my office to hit the road for a weekend in Maine with the primary aim of coming snout-to-snout with a moose.
He knew me well enough to be only a bit surprised when I replied with a chirpy--"Yup! That's the story!"--and bid farewell so as to beat the traffic on 84 on my way through Hartford. And I was not making any of it up!
About a month earlier, professional photographer Dale Stevens, using the chat handle flyfisherman, had indeed found his way to the New England for Visitors chatroom where, after first having to be convinced that I was not a man (I was logged in, as usual, as gonewenglandADM--pretty androgynous--so I had to offer to go and count the number of pairs of shoes in my closet to prove to him I was female), he proceeded to tell me about his photographic tour company, Maine-ly Photos.
Several weeks later, again in the chatroom, I mentioned to Dale that my fellow About.com Guide, Debby Fowles, had invited me to visit her in Maine, and he generously offered to take the pair of us "moose girls," as he christened us, on a photo tour that would bring us snout-to-snout with Maine's official state animal.
Thanks to the wonder of the Internet, I can take you along on our "moose safari." Along the way, you'll see wonderful scenic photos of north central Maine, learn more about moose, find out how you can book your own scenic moose photo tour, and discover whether or not your New England Guide did indeed get to meet a moose in Maine.
Buckle your seatbelt... here we go!
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