Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Full Bloom!!!

I love the term "Bloom Where You Are Planted"!! I was in full bloom this past weekend as I visited my Maine family for the Easter holiday.

I had a "light fare" lunch at my favorite restaurant in New Hampshire while anticipating my arrival at some of my favorite Maine ocean getaways. What more could a gal with ocean water in her veins ask for? The only place I like calamari is at this restaurant. Notice the knitting....a clue on what I am currently knitting and more on that in a few days. It's getting better....seafood and knitting! They tried to distract me from my knitting by bringing me a basket of warm rolls........not!!! I wanted the whole experience.

You know you are near the ocean when you start seeing something like this!

I had to hold true to my blog name and "knit by the ocean" on the only close to warm day of the long weekend! I always feel so serene when near a lighthouse. This one is called "Spring Point" in So. Portland, Maine. Billy Joel owns a home just about 1/8 of a mile from this scene....oceanfront property, of course.
I love walking into a fresh seafood market. The boats in the harbor behind the market guarantee the day's catch.

I passed on the littleneck clams on this trip in favor of the fresh haddock which was only $3.99/lb.

I spent time parked at this location. It is now a "spiritual retreat" but was formally a boarding high school in my home town. I attended the boarding grammar school just down the road, now overtaken by a university. The vastness of this building is unbelievable.

More tomorrow...........I'm delightfully exhausted!


  1. Sounds like all went well on your vacation! Great to hear that. I stayed home all by myself and watched TV, knit and crocheted. An equally great weekend!

  2. Once again, I am in awe of the beauty from your area of the country; and I am positively salivating at the sight of that meal you had!

    Your knitting teaser has me duly curious! ;-)

  3. I enjoyed some of your trip with you ,by reading what you shared. I too love the ocean but I have to travel about 5 hours to be there ,which I will in June with my daughter & her family for a whole week.
    I like calamari at the Olive Garden but that is the only place I have eat it..
    I used to collect lighthouses till they got to be more than I could dust.Sadly they are stored in my basement.
    Thank you for sharing,I can smell the sea air almost.
    Elsie <><

  4. Thank you for sharing. I love fresh seafood! and Calamari is one of my favorites.

    It looks so lovely from the "boarding school". One of these days I swear I will get to the North East.

    Just interested. How much is the lobster per pound? (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lobster!!)

  5. Such nice pics- especially love the light house...looks like you had a wonderful time.....I'm an ocean gal too and going to be stuck by a lake -yuck!

  6. Wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip so much, and can't wait to hear more. :-)

  7. Yes we did have a great time. It was a bit windy but the air was still great. We'll have to do it again soon. When I get my new lens and you get your new camera.