I promised you more pictures and some info on other parts of our awesome Maine Vacation. It was practically perfect. Even the rain on Sunday was soft.
On Monday with a good friend, Klaran Warner, who used to live in Fort Worth but now lives in New Hampshire, we went to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. We’d visited when we were here three years ago, but it’s so magnificent, it deserves multiple visits. http://www.mainegardens.org/visit/hours-admission-getting/
Pumpkins were everywhere! Some were even painted turquoise. Now you know I love the color turquoise, but I draw the line at my pumpkins. 🙂
The children’s gardens were equally wonderful.
We hiked down to the river. I was delighted I was able to do that. We rode a small bus back up to the top.
One of my favorite areas was the fairy gardens. People were encouraged to use what was on the ground to make their own fairy houses. Some designs were pretty cool.
Mine was very basic.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens gave me the idea for the land trust in ACT OF TRUST. There are a number of land trusts in Maine and across the country.
Bob and I spent one day driving back to Portland so we could spend more time at the Portland Head Light. This is the light house that’s at the top of my web site and on much of my PR materials. We’d only grabbed a couple of pictures last time, but this time we toured the building itself. Such amazing history. One of the things I enjoy about our New England trips is the abundance of history.
Within the structure were pictures tracing the life of the lighthouse from its beginning. What was even better was a time line running just under the middle of the wall stating other things that were going on in the world at the time. It was so interesting I don’t know why I didn’t take pictures of those sections of info.
While in Portland we ate at one of our favorite restaurants. DiMilos. It’s a ship right on the water. Cool decor and great food.
Walking around Portland reminded us of the Camp Bowie part of Fort Worth. We have red bricks. Portland had cobblestones on a short street we cut through on. Beautiful but not the easiest things to walk on. The only time I lost my balance on the trip was on those cobblestones. We found a shop, Stonewall Kitchens, that has the best jams, jellies, etc. in the world. http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/?gclid=CNvB4tHK-c8CFQyIaQodqywP5g
Now that we have our own water view, I’m not sure when we’ll return, but we have lots of pictures and memories stored up to last a long time.
There are other places we want to visit, but my heart’s in Maine. What are your favorite places to visit? Love to hear from you.
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