"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Adventure Begins

Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine.  Yeah!!!  We're in Maine at long last.  I won't bore you with pictures of taillights on the highway, and the weather was perfect so no rain or fog pictures.  The traffic was white-knuckle in a few spots, but mostly pretty good.  I got to work on this when it was DH's turn to drive:
It's such a mindless pattern, so it's nice and easy to work on when travelling.  I was so happy when we reached Maine. 
found a brochure in here with all the Quilt Shops in the state!

Our destination today was Freeport, home of L.L. Bean.  We found a motel and got direction to a nice little place to eat.

Clam Roll and Clam Chowdah
We sat outside to eat, and watched a few boats come in for the night.One of my favorite things about Maine is eating seafood outdoors every day.  The summer crowds have gone, and the Leaf Peepers aren't out yet, so nothing is too crowded.  After eating, we went to a few of the shops, and naturally stopped at L.L.Bean.
The low point of my day came when I went to take this picture, and my camera was missing.  I backtracked to the shop where I had made a purchase to no avail, and then later found the camera in the car.  I guess it had fallen out of my pocket.  Whew!  I can't live without my camera, even though the big girl camera is in the car as well.  DH even drove back around here so I could get my picture. 

Tomorrow will be a new adventure, as we're planning to go to Baxter State Park, in the middle of the state.  On past visits, we've stayed close to the coast, but I want to go to Mt. Katahdin, which is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.  We won't be hiking to the top, but maybe we can find a short hike that isn't as strenuous.

It's been a long day, so we're turning in early......Sunny


  1. Oh, have lots and lots of fun, Sunny! I'll be looking for updates.

  2. Wow I have always wanted to go to Maine, so take lots of pictures for us! Have a lovely time!!

  3. I didn't see Michigan on that list...*G* I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Maine, and we're considering it for next year. Enjoy, girl!

  4. Oh yummy! I'd love a clam or lobster roll about now!

  5. Thanks for bringing back memories of a tip to Maine many years ago. I remember being amazed at the size of L. L. Bean.

  6. Please take lots and lots of pictures! I've always wanted to go to Maine!! I can live vicariously through you!

  7. Pleased you arrived without any troubles, except misplacing the camera...
    Oh sitting outside to eat seafood,that is what folk do here all the time.. could be because it is a crayfish/lobster town and I don't eat seafood. How sad is that..
    thanks for the great pics and have lots of fun...
    Love the crocheting Sunny. Nice colours.

  8. Wahooooo Maine !! !! !! I know another blogger there !! !! !!
    LOVING the ripple rug

  9. What a lovely part of the world to be in. Eating seafood every day - mmmmmm! One of my favourite things to do when we come over is to have clam chowder - love it!
    Hope you have a great time!

  10. Sounds like you are having a good time!

  11. I am from there! I lived in Winslow, ME for almost my whole life! I'm in Austin, TX now. I miss it so very much. Hope you have a wonderful time!

  12. Ohhhh...how I love Freeport, Sunny! The LL Bean store looks all remodeled since we were there some years back. Will you be making a stop at Keepsake Quilting?


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