Hi everyone! We are back from our anniversary trip and we had a wonderful time. Once we got our ducks in a row,
we walked all over Boston, finally finding our way to Fenway Park for the game. Red Sox fans, just for one night!
We walked over 17,000 steps in Boston and barely covered all there was to see. The next morning, we headed toward Maine. We stopped in Amesbury, MA at this little place called The Noshery for brunch.
That’s a crepe, filled with scrambled eggs & bacon, topped with maple syrup. It was delicious!
We made a couple of stops (one quilt shop, more about that later) and then we were finally at our home for the next few days.
It was a lovely cabin, situated on a point with a beautiful view. We spent quite a bit of time just relaxing on the deck.
Day trips included a drive to White Mountain National Park in New Hampshire and one to Acadia National Park in Maine. Here’s a view from the top of Cadillac Mountain. That little town below is Bar Harbor.
We walked through some lovely Maine towns — Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Belfast, Round Pond, Bar Harbor.
I didn’t bring any sewing with me and the only tech item I had was my phone. Most days when we were around the cabin, I read. I’m reading a series by Louise Penny. I brought one book along, and came home with two more.
When I wasn’t reading, I decided to play a bit with watercolor. This picture is another shot off of the deck.
I decided to try making a watercolor of it. I don’t do much watercolor, but it’s very relaxing. It’s just for me anyway, so I’m good with it.
I even left my messy little napkin in the photo to prove I actually did this. Haha. I did just a few paintings to remind me of things we did on the trip.
We ate more lobster than I’ve ever eaten in my life. It was very tasty and very fresh.
So of course I had to paint that too.
If you follow me on Instagram, you also saw that I had my first raw oyster. It was much better than I thought it would be. It was huge, so I had visions of choking on it, but I didn’t. I’m glad I tried it.
I did design some little quilt blocks too, so we’ll see if I get them out of the paper stage!
I visited three quilt shops on the trip. More about those in my next post.
We had a wonderful time on our trip. The people we met were so kind and friendly. Thanks to those of you who gave me advice on places to visit. It made the trip even better! We’re so glad we went, but so happy to be home! (And boy, did I miss my sewing machine!)