Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Maine Event

So... Maine. It truly was a whirlwind tour. My husband's family is scattered around New England and after touching down Thursday night in Boston for a bit of sleep, we all converged near Wiscasset at his brother's home. Much of the visit was devoted to catching up and hanging out at the house, but we did manage to get out and about and take in a few of the area's many charms...

 To The Lighthouse
Salt spray and wild roses scented the air at the Pemaquid Point Light, where we watched the waves crash as we stretched our legs climbing the dramatic strips of granite that formed the rocky coastline.

A Garden Stroll
Happy hydrangeas bobbed their heads in greeting at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay, the white ones looking almost edible - like giant snow cones or Hostess Snowballs. The Children's Garden charmed us as we watched for Peter Rabbit to pop into Mr. McGregor's garden.

A Lotta Lobster 
For me, the Maine event was attempting to personally decimate the region's lobster population. And so we found ourselves at the Contented Sole in Pemaquid Harbor. Not just an old shack on a pier (which would have suited me perfectly, too), this place oozes well-styled, relaxed charm inside, but the best spot to gorge is outside taking in the harbor views.

A couple glasses of Loire Chardonnay, some oysters, the perfect lobster roll with roasted corn and I was a Contented Sole, indeed.


All in all it was a sweet visit, full of summertime bliss. 

What's your favorite place to catch up with family? 


  1. We love Maine and try to visit at least every other summer to escape the brutal NC summer the tour!!

  2. Jeanne, what a great photo tour, thank you. So charming. lobster love!

  3. Hi, Jeanne!
    I think we were in Maine the same time :) And, we too, feasted on lobster!! Your photos are beautiful. Maine is full of artists and galleries, and I can see you painting and exhibiting there.

    1. Hi Loi! Yes, we were there at the same time! How funny. Loved your photos from the wedding you attended, it looked like fun! The littlest members of the wedding party were pretty darn cute!

  4. I would give an eye tooth for that lobster roll and grilled corn, I swear! Oh, this looks wonderful Jeanne, all of it. So happy that you were able to take it all in, even if it was a quick visit!

    1. Heather, it was as delicious as it looked. I would Fed-Ex you one if I could...

  5. comment got erased:( LOVE this post. You captured the true essence of Maine and its natural beauty, and of course the rustic appeal that is so uniquely Maine. My sisters husbands family is from Maine and they have a huge clan up there and I am so jealous of the month or so they spend up there every summer...kind of like the ultimate summer getaway! Thanks for sharing.....BEAUTIFUL!

    1. Thanks Tina! I agree, it's a very beautiful place. The rustic simplicity, the woods, the water. Gorgeous. I can see why my brother and sister and law choose to live there year-round, although I'm sure the winter must be a bit tough. I'm so sorry you weren't able to go this year - maybe next summer! XOXO

  6. yummmmmmm. so much maine gorgeous to take in, and my mouth is watering. what a wonderful place to reunite and relax.





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