Sunday, July 17, 2011

the sea is circled and sways peacefully

people who come to visit us must go home sighing, "maine is exhausting."

mark's mom and his sister tracey came to maine for a long, sunny, peacefully swaying weekend, and we barely let them lie down at night to sleep. we were out having summery adventures the entire time.

♥ walking on willard beach
♥ pastries from standard baking eaten on the maine state pier
♥ hiking the cliff walk
♥ dinner at bonobo
♥ gorgeous gelato at gorgeous gelato
♥ moxie tastings
♥ trips to trader joe's to stock up on dark chocolate peanut butter cups
♥ a scenic drive to midcoast maine
♥ venturing out on the rockland breakwater
♥ a trip to merryspring nature center
iced coffee and boats in camden
♥ carry out indian from hi bombay
♥ a trip around casco bay on the bagheera schooner
♥ more walks around portland

there is probably plenty i'm forgetting, too. the sailboat ride was sublime (despite the most annoying woman in the world seated beside me, who had a knack for making a small child in her group -- her niece? -- scream and cry. for example: woman: "wow, i think that was the longest temper tantrum in the history of the world, elizabeth! are you finished crying now?" elizabeth, having been silent for five minutes: "WAAAAAAH!!"). but my favorite was merryspring, a new discovery for us. it has lovely nature trails and perennial gardens, and we had the whole place to ourselves. i have a thing for the midcoast, actually. i had a perfect iced americano at zoot in camden, and when we got a little bit lost on the way home, we kept passing my dream homes, one little cottage after another, lakeside or in sight of the camden hills, or just sweet and shingled and small.

anyway, what a sunshiny few days. a bunch of kansans in maine, and i think they liked it.


mama d said...

Wow! You're the high energy hosts! Sounds like a great time.

Liz Woodbury said...

it was fun! have you ever been to merryspring, mama d? i think you'd really like it.

mama d said...

Not yet, but now that I know about it, Peter and I will go!