Tuesday, June 14, 2011

No lobsters were harmed in the making of this trip.

Since I have the car up here in Boston right now, I was itching to drive up to uncharted territory, Maine. Melissa and Catharine were totally down for a day trip to the Pine Tree State (okay that nickname so doesn't work in that sentence...). And of course our intended day trip to Maine, where we would be able to relax on a beach, had the kibosh put on it since it was 55 and rainy, but we still headed north!

First stop - York Beach, ME. We had lunch at an awesome lobster house (although no lobsters were harmed in the making of this trip). We had a stunning view of the jetty and ocean. And I read up on how to eat a lobster since the placemat had lobster eating directions: you learn something new everyday! 
After lunch we headed over to the overlook to gaze out at the lighthouse and ocean. It was windy and misty, but something about visiting Maine seems to require wind, grey skies, and mist!
 We all decided that this was our dream house, look at that view, heck look at that porch!
This lighthouse was built in 1879 and was so picturesque. I think it would have been so fun to grow up the daughter of the keeper of a lighthouse. 
 We climbed out onto the jette for a better view. Some nice guy took our pictures, once we found a spot where the wind blew our hair out of our faces! I had to break out the jeans (on June 12th!) but hung onto the notion it is nearly summer by wearing flip-flops!
I then braved the insane rock cliff to climb out onto the other jette to get some more pictures. I went pretty far out and watched the waves get stronger as the winds picked up.  Another brave soul took my picture and you can really see how strong the wind was and how far I was from the pathway and the cars.
 Catharine and Melissa hung out on higher ground during my excursion on the jette!
 Then went and got some really good ice cream, I got some epic peanut putter and m&m ice cream, we hung out in the car since the mist was picking up. We then drove into the little town and walked around. There is this cute amusement park and zoo and we wandered around there for a bit as the mist began to become a bit more like rain.
On our way back south we decided that merely driving through New Hampshire (all 14 miles of it) didn't count as having visited the state so we pulled off I-95 and explored Portsmouth for a little bit, it was really charming and quite literally a port.

So two states in one day! Hooray, I've been to Maine!

20 thoughts on the matter:

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Looks like a fun trip, despite the weather! :)

(Did you watch the Canucks-Bruins game?)

Chava said... {Reply}

Love this blog entry!!!! I wanna go!!

tinajo said... {Reply}

Ah - the ocean - and a lighthouse! Love this! :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

I admire your adventurous spirit -- and the fact you didn't let the weather dampen your day.

Great photos of the ocean and the surrounding structures. Lovely!

urban muser said... {Reply}

heading to maine this week myself. can't wait. great photos!

Chasing Rainbow said... {Reply}

I love being close to the ocean...looks like you had a great time.

Love the shot of the seagull flying over the waves.

Grandma J said... {Reply}

What a great memory making day trip. So much better than a girls night out!

Anika said... {Reply}

Oh what I wouldn't do for some grey skies, rain, and mist! I also think it would have been a charming thing to live in a lighthouse for a bit of childhood ;) Pretty shots! Hoping to visit Maine one day, such a pretty place.

ChantaleP said... {Reply}

Looks like a great trip! Looks super chilly too btw. Brr! I like your spirit though, flip flops! lol. Love that!

Dorian Susan said... {Reply}

You were just a 1/2 hour south of me. Rain, mist, grey....jeans. Got it. You got some nice snaps of that lighthouse and surrounding area. Next time, watch out for any black covered rocks. Very slippery-like ice and will pull you in if you're not uber careful.

sherri lynn said... {Reply}

Looks like such a fun trip! I LOVE the picture of the lighthouse! I agree with you, a daughter of the lighthouse keeper sounds so romantic. You should write a book with that as the storyline! :)

Tara said... {Reply}

Looks like a wonderful trip despite the weather! Love your photos and I love Maine!!

deb duty said... {Reply}

The scenery is so gorgeous! Looks like you had fun and you captured your day beautifully!

Serline said... {Reply}

You ladies have winter gear on! To the untrained eyes of this equator squatter, that is. My tongue is recalling the tastes and textures of lobsters and other fresh catches at Legal Seafood, ummmmm ;-P

Danyelle said... {Reply}

Oh my, I think that may be my dream house too. Wow.

Caroline (Frogmum) said... {Reply}

Great post ~ looks like you had some fun together :-)

I am from 'Portsmouth' (UK) ;-)

Ky said... {Reply}

Gorgeous ocean photos.
Looks like a windy, but fun time for you all.
I want to try that ice cream! It sounds awesome!!!

Lisa said... {Reply}

Oh! My gosh! I had forgotten how beautiful Main is. Oh! I miss it! I love, love, love seeing these pictures! They are just beautiful!

Leovi said... {Reply}

Excellent series of photos with frames wonderful and beautiful colors and delicious. Very nice all.

And So I Whisper said... {Reply}

I've been to that part of the country and it is beautiful!!! Love the lobster too :-)