Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back from Coastal Maine -- The Way Life Should Be Everyday!!

As you can see......I am back from visiting one of my favorite places in the world!!  This is my annual photo taken at Cape Neddick, affectionately called NUBBLE LIGHT, in York, Maine.  I love being anywhere near the ocean, but Nubble has a very special place in my heart and in my treasured memories.

It was nice to spend time with dear friends, do a bit of shopping, some sightseeing, and some good eatin'.  We visited with Maine friends we've made through the 'about' 40 years that we have been taking this trip.

We added a new sidetrip or two this year.  One was to Flo's Hot Dog stand on Route 1.  The experience had been described to us as kind of like the soup incident on Seinfeld, but Flo was not there, and her daughter was a sweetheart.  (There is a very specific way you place your order......) Their 'special' is a hot dog served with Flo's Special relish and mayo, so we had to try it. 

We also drove to the highest point in the Mount don't was......are you ready for this......690 feet high......but the cool thing was that it was a clear day we could see Mt. Washington from there.  You might have heard of Mt. it has some of the most severe winter weather/temps/wind in the country.

Anyhoo......I am back, but I just know I am not going to be able to totally catch up on what you have all been up to for the last several days.....but....I'll try to take a glance or two.  I hope to get stamping tomorrow.



Our Little Inspirations said...

Welcome home, and I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation! Your pictures is beautiful, and I can't imagine a more beautiful backdrop for a photo! TFS and have a happy holiday weekend!

Our Little Inspirations said...

-s on the word pictures above.......duh ;)

Silke Ledlow said...

Welcome back GF!!! Happy to hear you had a fun time!!! Hugs ~S~

Traci M said...

Don't you look pretty...Joanne, you can tell that place just fits you!! Gorgeous, and guess where I am right now?
Welcome home!

Joan Ervin said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation, Joanne...sounds like Maine would be a great place to visit!!! I have never been that far NE...maybe one day!!!

peggysue said...

I have been to Maine just once but it was memorable for its beauty. Glad you had a chance to take a nice trip!

Mothermark said...

Welcome home.....Did I ever tell you you look good near the Ocean? Well, I know I did but you probably didn't hear me or you were pre-occupied with your ear stuck in that big ole seashell trying to hear the ocean!

What a lovely picture! I am so happy you are back after getting your "fix"!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, Maine is SOOOO beautiful! We've been up to Bar Harbor a couple times...but it's been years and I would love to head up there again. Love that photo of you and the lighthouse behind you. Sounds like you had TONS of fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Glad you are back!