Sunday, August 8, 2010
Family, friends, and a day off! Yay!
Quite a bit has happened in the last four days, and I will try to convey it all as best I can going backwards from today...Sunday. We are currently in Wells, Maine on the coast. The weather has been spectacular; very sunny and warm but not too humid. Actually, even when it is hot and muggy, as you cycle you experience a "perceived" wind and it cools you down. The hills have pretty much flattened out, and Holly is much happier!! Today we got to drive along our favorite coastal route between Ogunquit and York and enjoy lunch at a lobster pound that we used to frequent with the kids. Dinner was at Tides Inn By The Sea at Goose Rocks Beach, also a place we have enjoyed with Joel and Paige. It was fun sharing these spots with Mom and Dad!
Our weekend was spent in Portland with Holly's maid of Honor, Julie Finn and her husband Rob and their two great daughters, Becca and Bailey. What a great time we had celebrating Becca's 15th birthday on Friday, visiting the farmers market,the Old Port, and the Beach on Saturday where, by the way Julie and Holly struck gold by finding lots of sea glass:) The highlight of the visit was on Saturday night when Rob and Julie put on a lobster feast and brought together Julie and Holly's parents who have been best of friends since their college days. It was wonderful to see Julie's sister, Meredith, who also lives in Portland. The photo albums were dragged out and the memories flowed!
Before we made our way to Portland we were in Lewiston, home of Bates College. We stayed in a neat Bed and Breakfast and were so lucky to be able to spend the evening with Joel's Aunt Mary Faith and her husband Tom. They live in the Albany area but summer at Sebago Lake. We found this trendy bistro called Fuel and spent hours catching up on family affairs. They have 7 children and 16 grandchildren between them, so there was a lot of ground to cover!
As we leave the state of Maine, (hard to believe our first leg is almost complete!) we have nothing but positive feelings about our adventure. Sure, some of those hills were killers, but the people here are friendly and helpful, and we just can't get enough of that lobster and those blueberries:)