September 27, 2013

Grape Time

It's that time of year!
Pick Them
Stomp Them
Bottle Them Up!

September 22, 2013

Red's Eats Wiscasset, Maine

Driving through Wiscasset, Maine very slowly due to traffic, we quickly pull in an open
parking spot when we spied Red's Eats at the last minute.
Was it planned?  No.  Was it anticipated? No.
I remembered somewhere in the back of my brain watching
an episode on one of the many food channels that Red's Eats was the place to EAT!!
Soo, while in Maine do as the vacationers do!
Worth it?  YES!

While waiting in line for over 45 minutes, the scenery was nothing to scoff at!

On one side we got the view of the lake and right beside us we got the continual
view of a looonnng line of cars slowing down for all those waiting in line at
Red's Eats crossing and recrossing the road.  Among some of those
cars this one stood out.  Yes they had just ate at Red's and were now on their way.

Everywhere you turn in life you can find signs indicating 
The Best or #1 or World's Best
 Red's Eats didn't disappoint in any of these categories!
Standing in line we were offered a cold glass of water (or two), an 
umbrella to block the sun, some friendly conversation usually 
starting out with "where are you from?"

I know many who try really hard not to do what 'everyone' else does and I know
others who do nothing but what 'everyone' else does.  
You never know what you're missing out on or what you truly never want to do again 
until you do it!  Huh?  
Some tourist things are good to miss but then some are not to be missed!
Guess what I determine about Red's!
A Must!

The line moved quickly considering the number of people and what was being served.
This meal measured with any five star lobster dinner with candle light and wine!
To top it off I hear the ice cream was another favorite. 
We forgot to allow room, but maybe next time!

Red's Eats
Stop by soon and place your order!

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September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon September 2013

The calendar doesn't say Fall yet but the Harvest Moon
speaks volumes!
Happy Fall 2013!!

My new camera keeps amazing me! 
I have about five more years of learning everything it's capable of doing!
Nikon D7100

September 15, 2013

Freeport, Maine L.L. Bean

Freeport, Maine
L.L. Bean

Nothing says 'Maine' like Lobster door knobs!

I thought lobsters described Maine, but Lighthouses sure are dominant!

You can't blink in Maine without being close to a
 pond, creek, lake, river, or ocean
 to throw in your kayak or canoe.

If you're not in or around water you're obviously hiking while in Maine!

L.L. Bean provided the only moose I saw the whole trip 
and he was stuffed!

Any form of water fun or hiking define time in Maine but 
bicycling is giving everything a run for first place!
I though this one had it's own ole time personality.

September 14, 2013

Portland Head Light - surroundings

The rocky ledge runs far out into the sea
And on its outer point, some miles away,
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.
                                                      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Lighthouse"

Mr. Longfellow wrote this poem in 1850.  
He spent much time at the Portland Headlight
so it's believed this is where he was influenced to 
write the poem.

1886 0r 2013?

Ole Litte Annie was a ship that met its demises here against the rocks.
The Lighthouse keeper and his family help to save all on board.

One of several lighthouses seen from The Portland Headlight.
Two more lighthouses seen from The Portland Headlight

Rocky Cliffs

September 11, 2013

Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

You just can't make up that color of blue.  

Interjecting a little History Lesson

Lens flare and all to display the Light keepers house.
Look close to the left of the house to see yet another lighthouse!

A better view of the house without the blinding light.

September 10, 2013

Portland Headlight -- Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Headlight
Fort Williams State Park
Portland, Maine

Bluest of Blue!
It was a crisp beautiful morning when we decided at the last minute to make the trek to 
Cape Elizabeth before heading to Bar Harbor.  
The blue sky and sea were perfect backdrops to the white lighthouse.
President George Washington commission the lighthouse way back in 1787.  

September 9, 2013

Start of an Adventure -- NYC skyline and Washington Bridge

The start of an amazing adventure begins with some time on the NYC throughways.
While sitting in traffic it's fun to amuse yourself with a camera and the scenery.
Watching the New York City skyline helps to alleviate the touch and go anxiety 
of traffic!
My husband and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary with  a trip to Maine and Canada.
We dropped our daughter off at college and we were on our way until we got to admire
New York City go by sloooowly!

Of course the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building stick out for all to see!

Crossing the Washington Bridge seemed to be in the clear of traffic
 until we crossed to the other side...