Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A visit to Maine

A Year ago I was visiting with my friend in Maine and going on an on  about how I would love to live here and have a new start since the passing of my husband.
Fast Forward :
Last week my sister in-law was my first guest in Maine. We had a wonderful visit and it was so fun to be the one showing someone around the place that I love and  that I now call home.
We did so many of the things I did over all the years of visiting Maine.
Me and Janet at Camden State Park
Two Lights

We went to Light Houses
Portland Head Light

Lobster Roll at the Lobster Shack

1700 lb chocolate moose at Len Libby

Maple soft serve

We ate ice cream, lots of chocolate and lobster * not all at once LOL

Making off with the goods from the
Maine State Prison Store

There was a trip to the Old Port, North Conway, Freeport and even the Main State Prison Store
And an off the beaten path treat, at trip to Morse's Kraut House in Waldoboro for some great German food
Kraut Balls at Mores's Kraut House
It was a terrific visit filled with lots of laughs and soo much food..... my gosh, I think I'm still full .  

As I drove away from the airport I thought back to all the times I was the one being picked up and dropped off,and how things have changed. 
A year ago I was a visitor and now, I'm a resident.
I guess it just goes to show you never know where life my lead you if you're willing to take the chance.

Friday, May 17, 2013

My Neighbor , My Friend

 If you find yourself on a nice relaxing vacation in Maine this summer please make your way of to the  town of Cornish, a lovely town located in the foothills of the White Mountains. http://www.cornish-maine.org
Evie's  16 Maple St. , Cornish Maine

My neighbor: 
Evie's Eclectic Collections is a great old house tuned into a wonderful antique shop with rooms full of beautiful items.

I had stopped in and looked through the shop several time over my few years visiting Maine. And how funny it is that I found myself living next door to the shop when I moved here last summer.

Evie Webster shared this home with her husband Benjamin back in 1922 and continued to live there as a widow until her passing in 2007.


*A few have been heard  over heard to comment that the spirt of Evie is felt when passing through rooms in the house.

My Friend:
I meet Cindy (the shop owner) and I would stop over during the day to chat from time to time.
 I started baking and would bring over treats to share...we became fast friends.

chocolate zucchini bread

corm meal lemon zucchini cookies

The shop is a wonderful walk back in time, each room is arranged as the room it would be and filled with wonderful treasures , antiques, along with a mix of vintage and modern items.

Evie's original cookstove  

vintage bathroom

original "P" stained glass front door
so many treasures to look at

loving all the blue and white

And if you're a collector of Pyrex there is a wonderful selection of items to help complete you set.

Evie's will open for the season beginning Friday May 31st and in celebration of her 5 year Anniversary they are having a drawing for an antique Spinning Wheel along with a wooden American Flag.

Stop in, take a stroll around , fill out a slip for the Anniversary drawing *no purchase necessary
Say "Hello" to Cindy the shop owner and ya never know... I might be there too looking to add to my Pyrex collection.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lobster dinner ????

Saturday lead to a beautiful afternoon at the beach.
After breakfast and a few stops at a couple yard sales we took a ride over to the coast.

We wound up at Popham Beach , Fort Popham , * Constructed to protect the mouth of the Kennebec River and the approaches to Augusta and the Bath Iron Works          http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Popha

 Walking around the inside of the Fort, it always seems to amaze me to see the work done... to think each brick laid by hand, the curve to the ceiling... the ached door ways


     As we walked down towards the beach we passed a family. The little girl who was maybe 4 or 5 came up to me and handed me a flower (dandelion) she had picked .... It was a moment  <3

There was a cool breeze coming off the water  but the sun was warm on my face.
  Can smell the ocean ?     Can you hear the waves ?


Walking back to the car we could see two guys coming in from checking or maybe setting their lobster traps. 

        I was checking the traps too

Oh well....No lobster dinner for us, but we did have some pretty good chinese food and then of course ice cream for dessert.

It was another great weekend in Maine