For the past thirteen years or so, Bob & I have taken a New England vacation mostly during the fall. Many of those trips have been to Maine. Each location if unique and as before, we’ve come home with memories of wonderful experiences and incredible pictures. (I promise not to share each and every one!) 🙂
Saturday, October 8 we flew from DFW to Philly where we changed planes for Portland, Maine, then we drove the 1 ½ hours to return to Boothbay Harbor and a cottage we’d stayed in three years ago. Why would we go back to the same place? Here’s why.
The views are amazing! It’s peaceful and soothes our spirits. We walk into this cottage and say, “Ahhh.”This location was the inspiration for my 4th book, ACT OF TRUST. The picture on the cover represents the view from our cottage balcony above. Here’s more of the cottage:
Many things were the same: incredible trees
and great shopping in the town of Boothbay Harbor. We loved the East Boothbay General Store with awesome coffee and muffins, wine, cheese. You can order online. http://www.ebgs.us/
Visiting the amazing Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens deserves a whole post of its own, but here’s a teaser.
Some things had changed-Bad and Good. “Progress” had taken out the Center Café. A quaint little place where ladies of the town played majong. Don’t know where they moved to.
The Carriage House Restaurant had reopened after being closed for over ten years. A talented young chef brought us back two nights in a row for his luscious food. If you’re in the vicinity, you must stop by. http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/carriage-house-reborn/68946?source=mp
. I had shrimp scampi. Bob had salmon with white grits. For the second night, I had steak and roasted brussell sprouts & Bob repeated the salmon!
Bob and I had made a bargain. We’d stay in one place (which I wanted), but drive out to various locations (which he wanted). One day we drove to Damariscotta to meet my friend and fellow author Susan Vaughn http://www.susanvaughan.com for a wonderful visit. The town was celebrating National Pumpkin Day. What interesting giant pumpkins!
We returned to Camden where we’d gone for our 40th wedding anniversary. It’s a beautiful port seen from the top of Mount Batty.
We went out on a different schooner than the one we went on for our anniversary, but we got a picture of The Surprise from our boat.
Next time I’ll share more about the Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens and Portland, which we drove back to spend half a day in.
Are there places you loved so much you returned to? Where and what about the place dragged you back there? Love to hear from you. 🙂
My 5th book, THE THEATRE, is still up for pre-order for a few more days at this link http://amzn.to/2dSspEL Please share! 🙂 It releases on October 31.
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