So excited to tell you about the Maine trip, I almost forgot to mention that I’ll be at the Fort Worth Book Fest at the downtown Tarrant County College campus this Saturday, Oct. 20. Please stop by.
We are so blessed to have been able to make several trips to Maine. This year was especially wonderful because Bob & I had been especially busy and stressed before getting out of “Dodge.” We went to a new place for us—Belfast, Maine. You can’t get to Maine from Fort Worth easily. Even flying, it takes pretty much a whole day. We flew out of DFW on October 4 at 10:30 and stopped in DC to change plans for a flight to Bangor, an easy to get around in airport. We saw our first leaves, which was the purpose of the trip.
This was on the beach below our cottage.
Our charming cottage was right on the Penobscot Bay with great views of the water. We were so happy there.
We lit the fire often.
The tides going in and out, changed the beach from not much to huge—really awesome. Wonderful sounds of the birds and waves. This is what peace is.
We picked up soup at the Hannaford Grocery store for the first night. That’s my new, favorite store, all kinds of yummy prepared food.
Friday, we drove the two miles into Belfast for shopping and a lunch of lobster rolls. Also, one of the reasons for going to Maine. They just aren’t as good anyplace else.
Saturday, we drove south to Camden Gorgeous trees everywhere.
to see about going out on the Schooner Surprise, the ship we’d gone out on for our 40th Anniversary trip. It was full, so we booked for Monday. Then we drove on down to Rockland and took in the Farnsworth Museum and its collection of Wyeth paintings. Really amazing museum and we followed that up with incredible blueberry ice cream cones. Too busy eating to take pictures. Supper that night was back in Belfast and pizza at Rollie’s where we met a couple from Pennsylvania who’d just bought a place and moved up there for parts of each year. Lucky folks.
Sunday, we drove north looking for wild blueberries with a stop at Bar Harbor, another of our favorite places. A cruise ship was in the harbor and the town was packed—well, it was Columbus Day Weekend. Many folks in New England refer to this holiday as Indigenous People’s Day. We ate outside on the patio of the Bar Harbor Inn. The schooner was booked, or we might have gone out on it again.
Monday, found us back at Camden for the wonderful sail on the Schooner Surprise. This was an entirely different trip that the previous one. It was supposed to be only 56 degrees and with the wind blowing on the bay, I expected it to be really cold! It was when we went out in June! But this was a very calm trip. The ship never tipped at a frightening angle like it did before. I didn’t even wear a life jacket. Lovely harbor. Fun to hear about the people who are lucky enough to live in giant homes along the bay. Small world story: we ran into four women from East Texas who were visiting New England. One of them was from the area where Bob’s family originally came from. Hey, Linda, Lynda, Joyce, and Betty. 🙂
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