Thursday, June 10, 2010

Maine - Day 1

Bob and I just returned from a brief visit to Maine. We joined some good friends that were going to Maine for a business trip - none of us had ever been there, so we added a few days on to the beginning of their trip to see some sights. We are so glad we did! We hadn't done much planning, other than our lodging each night. We were only to be there for 4 nights, and so we knew that we would just stick to the coast and see what we could see.

We flew in to Boston, both of us departing early. We arrived within about 30 minutes of each other and met up at the rental car and were on our way. We headed out of Boston and headed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I did no studying up for the city, we were just going to get some lunch there. We asked our waitress what we could see in a short amount of time and she directed us to the harbor. We ended up at Strawbery Banke, a delightful surprise.
Here are the strawberries!! These were growing in the children's garden.
And here is the tea party...I guess they are all done eating. You can't really tell from this photo but this is a child's size table and chairs in the children's garden. I have my own children's garden, I have the table and chairs, and the chandelier, but all I have for garden is a few impatiens. I need to work on that!
Here are some of the historic homes. Robin and I toured several, and enjoyed a little mini lecture on colonial cooking and life in one of the homes. We didn't have a lot of time to spend, so Bob and Jim skipped the homes and spent time in the gift shop with their respective blackberries.
I think the middle home is the oldest on the property.
One of the lovely gardens.
These flowers greeted us at our Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport. They were everywhere, on the roadsides, next to homes, in beautiful. Have you ever read Miss Rumphius? It was just like the book, the lupins were everywhere. I loved it. {and I love that book, one of my favorites.}
Here is our inn, taken on the morning we left. It was raining and foggy so I hope that is why this picture is so bad. It was a very nice inn, my first time in a Bed and Breakfast.
This is the side of the home, where you enter. Again, lovely flowers.
We ended up the evening eating - what else - lobster, at Mabel's Lobster Claw. {all but me, I had a salad:-)} They all loved it.
More to come on the next post - lots of lighthouse pictures!


Carolyn said...

I love Kennebunkport. We walked by your Inn many times as we stayed not far from there.


The Martys said...

The bed and breakfast looks adorable. I love all those lupines. For some reason, I cannot grow those flowers. I also have never heard of that book. That's what you can give Emma. Some of the good books that you like.

Can't wait for more pictures. You really should have tried the lobster. It looked yummy!!!!