I know that Wednesdays are for knitting but my knitting right now is a super seekrit project with an impending deadline so I can’t talk about it right now. Instead, I’m going to do a weekending post. Yes, a weekending post on a Wednesday because that’s just how we roll over here at Carole Knits.
So, last weekend Dale and I had a little mini getaway to Freeport, Maine. I needed a winter coat and wanted to try some on at L.L. Bean. Sure, we could have driven 20 minutes to the nearest L.L. Bean but why do that when you can get away instead? Especially when it’s at your husband’s suggestion.
Saturday afternoon, after we helped set up the Field of Flags with Kiwanis, off we went to Maine. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn (the hotel where I always stay for SPA) and we had a marvelous time. Not only did we get a free upgrade to a suite but the staff at the hotel recognized me right away from my SPA weekends and it was like old home day or something. Okay, so the bartender recognized me first (my SPA peeps are not surprised, I’m sure) but the breakfast waitress did, too and I must admit I liked it.
We had a wonderful afternoon of shopping (2 new pairs of danskos just snuck right into my car, I swear) and a yummy dinner at Linda Bean’s and after dinner drinks at The Harraseeket. We hit L.L. Bean on Sunday morning and they didn’t have the coat I wanted in the color I wanted in my size but you know what? I didn’t even care because I was having such a great time.
On the way home we swung by Goldenrod Garage at the suggestion of Dale’s dad and that was wicked cool. Antique cars and trucks and tools and more were everywhere we looked. I took lots of photos and when I processed them I had some fun with RadLab, antiquing them and more.
We came home and went over to our friend’s Tom and Anne’s with whoopie pies from Wicked Whoopies. We spent the rest of the evening eating buffalo chicken meatballs, drinking wine, and watching the Pats beat the Steelers 55-31. It was a perfect way to end a truly perfect weekend.