Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Maineiacs" For A Day

It has been three weeks since my last post, I never meant to go this long between posts, but life just gets away from you and so it goes...  My husband and myself just returned from a wonderful trip from NH, where we spent Thanksgiving with my husband's family.  We got in just in time, because we awoke the next morning to 7 inches of snow and no power! ( this, the day before Thanksgiving) luckily, the power was back on by early afternoon and everything was great! The snow and the cold was wonderful!!! A welcome change from always being warm and humid in the south.

The other reason for our trip, my sister in law was getting married the day after Thanksgiving. The wedding was lovely, and it was great that we were able to spend time together with  our family!

                                        My Niece, myself and my sis in law the bride!

                                                             Great time with Hubby!
Saturday and Sunday was for us. We were off to York Beach Maine Where we stayed at The York Harbor Inn.
Our room  looked out over the harbor and we had a balcony. We had a fabulous dinner at the Inn. Can you guess what we had???.... yep, Lobster.. It was so wonderful. Downstairs, there is a pub that resembles a ship. A warm and cozy place for an after dinner drink. I wish I could have gotten some photos but it was too dark.

     We went to Nubble Light.

Loved the wreath on the little barn.
 The Christmas tree from the lobster traps is awesome!

 The lobster  tree topper is adorable.

          This is a piece of art that is a bit.... uh... weird, interesting, trying to figure it out.

 This is in the back of the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Restaurant. We now have two photos of this. Hubby got one several years ago, when this was all snowy.

                                         Can't get enough of the colorful lobster buoys

                                           We headed up to Ogunquit , to Perkins Cove.

               The next morning we got up to watch the sunrise....

            Grabbed a few more shots before we had to head back to NH...Actually, 546 photos where taken in all! We have gorgeous photos of snow and covered bridges , so if you are at all interested in me posting about them let me know and I will!

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Photography by Ray Dobens



michelle said...

What a great trip and I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. I love the lobster cage tree. :)

Inge said...

By accident I found your site through another blog and I love your trip to Maine! You guys have such a lovely country... My husband and I love traveling to the USA, but we've got to save up to go back someday. We're just waiting till our baby boy is a bit older. :-)
Anyway, you've got some lovely pictures here, such a wonderful trip! Hope you enjoyed it. I will come here again, it's such a cosy blog!
Have a great weekend,
Inge x

simmone said...

Love that Christmas tree and your pics.

Completely Coastal said...

Maine is sooo picturesque!

sealaura said...

What a great trip! love the buoys too, it looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing so many wonderful pics. Hope your december is off to a great start!

The Single Nester said...

How lovely and one place I have always wanted to visit.

Vikki said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for stopping by Buoy Bird! So happy to find a new friend: I can tell your blog is right up my alley! :) Your recent trip to NH looks like a dream come true: the coastal take on Christmas is so sweet and authentic, eh? Can't wait to read and see more from you! ps: I know what you mean about *time getting away from you*; I so wish i had more time to dedicate to the ol' blog! Aw well, like an old friend, it'll always be there :)