Saturday, July 11, 2009

Maine Vacation Report

Had a grand time! Will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Getting ready to leave on a Casco (Portland) Bay cruise with Cousin Willie..but first....

I can tell I'm getting close to home when I see a sign like this! Love those prices!

My morning can't tell in the picture by the ocean can be seen on the horizon.

A lunchtime picnic at Portland Head Light. The 2nd oldest lighthouse in the U.S. and the most photographed. It was commissioned by President George Washington. The poet, Longfellow, came here to write some of his poems.

The cruise boat in the harbor!
This gal knew how to wait for the cruise boat!One of the many lighthouses I saw from Casco Bay!

People watching! This dude with the kilt must have been from Texas judging by the hat!
He continued on his way disregarding all the "turned heads"!

This owner is a card-carrying member of "the haves"!

DeMillo's, Maine's largest restaurant...and a floating one. I was dining there many years ago when President George Bush (the father) was also dining there with his entourage in a private dining room!
Multi-million dollar condos in the bay!

These three live lobsters, one blue, one multi-color and one orange (yes, live). You can calculate their age by their weight which is five years for each pound. There are right-handed as well as left-handed claw lobsters.

I helped deplete the little neck clam population! I brought these beauties home at $2.99/lb. Soaking the clams in cornmeal for an hour cleanses the clams of sand and grit.

Many more pictures were taken but there is a problem with the disk that is being looked at.

The weather was perfect, absolutely perfect! I spent time with various family members and shared lots of seafood from clams and haddock to salmon pie and more. I'm putting the scale away for a little while.

I have over 200 blog posts in my Google Reader. Lots of catching up to do.

Next post..........knitting progress.


  1. I like the go kart sign part too!
    I miss Portland- maybe next summer

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm glad you had a good time.

  3. Joansie,
    looks like you had a real good time. Glad you and Cousin Willie could do it again this year.
    Lovely vacation with family makes it better .
    You look so relaxed and happy.
    I've never been to the new England states so I love Pictures and stories.

  4. What a great time you must of had! Such history in the New England states! Wish I could go on vacation this year, but I don't think it's going to happen. Glad you had fun!

  5. Such beuatiful weather & fabulous things to see. Deeply envious!
    It is really great to see such a lovely smile recorded for us! So pleased that you obviously had such a brilliant time - you deserved it.

  6. It looks like you're having a wonderful time! I love all the photographs. The guy in the kilt, I doubt that he's a REAL cowboy....a real cowboy never goes anywhere without his boots! LOL!

  7. And a great time was had by all....

  8. Looks like you had a great time, beautiful pictures.

  9. Well it certainly looks like you had a blast!!! I hope you have come home replished and refreshed :).

  10. About kilts. A traditional male garment. It wasn't long ago women where punished for wearing pants. I think there's a lesson there.