We're finally back from our trip to Maine! I know, we were so rushed to get ready we didn't even get to bid farewell here before we left... me bad!
And it was such a whirlwind of a trip. In 6 short days, we visited a friend up in Bangor, ME (rustic), saw the Acadia National Park (serene), visited a cousin's family in Boston (fun!), attended another cousin's wedding in Portland, ME (beautiful), and caught a nasty bug (yuck).
Afflicted with my current ailment, I gotta keep this post short so I can catch some much-needed snooze. Plus I'm taking off again tomorrow to Phoenix for work (argh).
Left: Flaming fall foliage, Falmouth, ME, just north of Portland. If there's one thing I miss about having "seasons", this would be it.
Right: Running into a herd of New England corgis in Bar Harbor, ME! The one in the back is a corgi/ Jack-Russell terrier mix, that crazy hair's too cute!
Left: Acadia National Park, ME- one of the oldest and largest on the east coast, but seems tiny compared to the sprawling ones like Yosemite and Yellowstone we're accustomed to in the west.
Right: This is the gorgeous house on the water my family stayed at in Falmouth, ME while attending the wedding. At $4K/week, we made sure we sat in every room and enjoyed the view as much as we can :D
The Falmouth house has beach access in the back and got these 2 kayaks lying around in the back. So the day before the wedding, my cousin who was about to get married the next day and hubby who can't really swim decided it's a good idea to take these out for a ride. Almost sounds like the beginning of a joke. (They did both come back safely though)
Hubby took full advantage of one of the delicacies of Maine in this breakfast in Bar Harbor- blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup, oh, and a blueberry muffin on the side, please.
Another delicacy of Maine- lobster! Apparently they're so ubiquitous they're even used to make compost. I guess with all the tourists like us chowing down on pounds and pounds of lobsters, you gotta find some way to get rid of the shells. Great recycling idea :)
The beautiful couple outside the church just after the ceremony. I still get sentimental at every wedding I go to...
OK, I know I said I'm gonna try to keep this short but looks like once again, I've failed. Brevity is just not my thing. But now, I really gotta go catch my beauty sleep. Hope this gives you a flavor of our New England rendevous. I'll post some pix on Flickr once I get back from Phoenix. Bye, again! :~(