Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
|Our own backyard!|
Carrie works Saturdays, so Sunday is our day together. Last Sunday was another nice day, so we decided to go out peeping again. Not as many trees in perfect color, but we made due.
This weekend is a three day weekend for me and because Carrie requested the day off, a three day weekend for her! She took the day off so we could go to the Great Maine Yard Sale at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. The morning was heavily overcast and cold, so no pictures of nice foliage we saw on the trip out. We spent several hours at the flea market and hit yard sales before and afterwards. I got some great things, including 10 old comics, several old books, four big little books, a cast iron bank, and some Jay Ward character stuffed toys. Carrie found some stuff too, a Ganesha statue, a funky little toy bus, an Archie McPhee mermaid and more.
Sunday morning we found our driveway serving as a turkey buffet. We're not sure what they were eating, but we have been driving over pine cones and acorns a lot recently. After we went off for our weekly groceries, I cleaned out the gutters and swept the driveway. Not that I want to discourage the turkeys, but there was really too much debris accumulating and dirt was getting created from the sand and deteriorating plant material.
Today is another trip day. We don't know where we're going, but I'll bring my camera!
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday was Maine's sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day. We have managed to take advantage of this every year of its existence. Many lighthouses that are not open to the public open their doors this one day of the year. Kemmer was able to join us this time by driving up from Boston on Friday after work. Quite the commute!
Our choice of venue this year was the Grindel Point Lighthouse on Islesboro. That meant a ferryboat ride!
We left extra early to allow for travel time and because the weather report said a good chance of rain in the afternoon. We also decided to take the car over with us because even though the lighthouse was right at the ferry landing, nothing else was.
After the lighthouse we drove off to the island's post office on Main Rd. Since it was the main road, we drove on it to Pendleton Point to walk around on that southern most part, and then did a turnaround to go drive the north loop. Along the way we stopped off at the Maplegrove Cemetery.
Not a touristy island, but a pleasant way to spend the morning. And we got to have another ferry ride to get back to the mainland.
We stopped in Lincolnville to have our lunch, wonder why there weren't more and better shops, and then started our slower paced meander home.
No great yard sale or bookstore finds this time. But Kemmer will get to take this trunk home that we found a few weeks back. Carrie has done all that she can without calling in a professional restorer.
Happy Early Birthday Kemmer!
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