Friday, July 17, 2009

Maine! It's in my blood!

I posted this just over a year ago. Tomorrow we're going back to MAINE!!!!!
We are beside ourselves excited!!!!!

I can't explain it really. It just came upon me the other day. I am yearning for a trip to Maine! Our family vacationed there every year and since high school I've only been there once and that was 4 years ago.
I can't explain to you what that does to me! I feel it in my bones!
I need a good sniff of that fresh, sweet, salty Maine air.
I need to creep ever so slowly into that frigid water!

I need to walk along the beach collecting beach glass, pretty shells and other treasures.

I need to climb across the huge rocks along the shoreline and explore.

I need to walk out onto the Rockland Breakwater.

I need to lift up some big clods of seaweed during low tide and find some cute little crabs scurry away.

I need to sit on the porch of a cottage and watch sailboats and schooners glide by.

I need to walk along a dirt road and pick wild berries and gobble them up before getting them home.

I need to walk around in Camden (please don't confuse it with Camden, NJ very different!) and stop in all of the fun, cute, quaint little shops.

I need to drive by the Belted Galloways (pretty cows - yes, I said pretty!)

I need to drive across that bridge on my way into Maine and roll down the windows half way across and just breathe deeply and enjoy the air and blast "Portland Town" by Schooner Fare.

And last, but CERTAINLY not least, I NEED a big, juicy, home cooked Maine lobster bought right down on the dock and boiled up at home with some cucumber salad and sweet corn on the cob on the side and a nice bowl of melted butter for dipping (no worries about diets when eating Maine lobster!!)

Can you see how much I want to go back to Maine?! We had great times in Maine as kids and I really miss that!!
To those of you family members who're reading this: #1 I apologize because I know what seeing these pictures has done to you. #2 Now when are we going to plan another family trip???!!!


Sarah said...

#1 - You're SOO right about what it does to me. It's like missing a real person - it hurts!

#2 - Tomorrow?! ;)

#3 - Did you notice that that little plastic cup by the lobster was empty? Did you just drink the butter?!

#4 - Probably couldn't find a picture of Lobster Lane, huh?! Too bad!

Shelly said...

that sounds good! i'd love to go there sometime! it looks beautiful!

Heather said...

you need to go! You make me want to go there. I will say that it would be a lot easier/closer for you to go than me!

Caro @ Thrifty n Curbside Treasures said...

I LOVE Maine. WIsh I could live there.
Alas, I need to be satisfied with living in Quebec and spending entire summers in Vermont. I love lake beach glass. Would prefer sea glass from Maine, but hey.