On July 21–24, a group of CP&GC members and guests, nearly 40 in number, made a summer pilgrimage to Maine for the Garden Club of Mount Desert (GCMD)’s biennial Open Garden Day–and more, much more. It was the latest in an annual series of club trips that goes back an odd dozen years. This year, as for the past five, our gentle leader was Janet Plotkin. Janet began planning a year in advance; researching gardens, arranging accommodation and restaurant reservations, checking driving routes, conferring with gracious members of the GCMD, and plotting surprises. Once again, thanks to Janet, the trip was fabulous.