Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Beautiful Maine

For those of you that read my other blog, skip ahead...you've already heard enough about my recent trip to Maine :)

We've returned home from a recent trip to Maine and I thought I'd share some pictures of the state we love so much. We stayed in Boothbay Harbor again at our all time favorite inn - The Topside Inn where we had fabulous breakfasts consisting of homemade gingerbread waffles, vegetable frittatas, homemade granola and yogurt, various baked goods, fruit salads, etc. - absolute heaven. In the evenings we dined at the tasty Lobster Dock and enjoyed steamers, corn on the cob, buttermilk biscuits, and Coronas while sitting on the deck overlooking the harbor.









Side trips included a jaunt to Wiscasset where we had an amazing lobster roll (on a toasted buttery croissant, yum) and a big, fat slice of blueberry pie at Sarah's Cafe. We also indulged in a Maine whoopie pie (double yum) before browsing some antique shops and picking up some cute souvenirs and books of course.


Next, drove up the coast to Camden, which I think might be my favorite town in America. The library and grounds are amazing and I make a point to stop in everytime I am there. Check out the benches outside of the library and the beautiful flower gardens surrounding the building.





We stopped for lunch at a very authentic Thai restaurant (can't remember the name if it now) - we were so happy to see it was still in business since it had just opened there the previous year. The food was excellent again - I got some wonderful pad thai while my very daring husband tried the "Camden Special"; I don't think he had a stomach lining left after he ate it.


All in all, a great trip despite some dismal weather. We can't wait to go back again next summer or maybe even in the fall.

The Girls: A Novel Reading The Girls by Lori Lansens now and am mesmerized. Sometimes as I am reading this novel it's easy to forget the girls are conjoined twins since it alternates between being narrated by each sister. The sisters are very different from one another and their life experiences have served to shape them into very unique individuals despite experiencing the same things together from birth throughout their entire lives. Definitely one of my favorite summer reads so far.

12 comments:

SuziQoregon said...

Oh I'm glad you're liking The Girls. I loved it. Here's my comments.

Not only did I regularly forget they were conjoined, I also had to keep reminding myself it was fiction.

Great book!

Tara said...

I really enjoyed The Girls. The characters just seemed so real to me. Glad you're enjoying it.

Tristi Pinkston said...

What gorgeous pictures -- I've always wanted to go to Maine and now I want to, even more.

CoversGirl said...

I love that stone cat! And the gardens; it's so nice to see things green and flourishing. (Written just like someone mid-drought!) And, I've tagged you for a meme.

danielle said...

I've been meaning to leave a comment for ages (it has been sitting and waiting in bloglines). I love your photos--I have always wanted to go to Maine. I think I would love it there.

Katja said...

Great pictures - I've always wanted to visit the East Coast, it looks so beautiful.

I have a reading journal blog, Paperisiili, in Finnish where I also have a list of reading and book blogs I've enjoyed. I've added your blog to the list, I hope this is OK with you?

Booklogged said...

It all sounds so wonderful. I'm so glad you enjoy the food of an area as much as the sights and shopping. My husband and I both love to order food from the area. Of course, who wouldn't love to order steamers and lobster? Yummy. I want to visit Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset and Camden. And, of course, I want to stay where they serve gingerbread waffles.

StuckInABook said...

Have you read any Margery Sharp before? I've only read The Foolish Gentlewoman, but I have a few others on my shelves, and will get around to them at *some* point...

BabelBabe said...

oh, i loved The Girls.

also love Maine - spent some of my best summers camping on Hermit's Island, and my brother went to school at Colby - gorgeous gorgeous. also the best lobster i've ever had!

Nan - said...

I just love the books carved in stone at the library. I've already explored the titles. :<) They seem to be by Maine authors, which makes them especially wonderful. I've always wanted to visit Camden. I used to read that it was a town where "the mountains meet the sea" which sounds just perfect.

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Clarisse said...

the stone cat was so pretty dainty thing! :)