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.
Sounds just wonderful! I’ve had a drink at Linda Bean’s but haven’t eaten there. Will have to give it a try!
Sounds wonderful! What a perfect weekend. (And . . . it’s not so bad when bartenders remember you. Just sayin.’)
Mary K. in Rockport says
Ooh, LLBean’s! I wanted some of those special red hunting boots, but they were made only for the Red Sox team. Now I want the teal duffle coat – guess I’d better tell Santa.
Bartenders and sushi chefs…they should always know who you are. The weekend sounds fabulous! Love the old car photos.
What a fun weekend!!
A warehouse full of old cars. I love it!!
Sounds like the perfect mini-getaway!
I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist including the Pat’s awesome win in your blog–what took you so long? Love the old cars–as a moldy oldie who was a child in the 50’s, I have fond memories of cars so distinctive that one could recognize them by year and make as in, ” Oh, that’s a 1958 Pontiac.”. What a perfect weekend!
Sounds like a fun get-away! I *love* looking at old cars.
I went to Goldenrod a few years ago and spent 2 hours there! What a fantastic collection he has :-() Now this is the way to post on a knitting blog 🙂
that was supposed to be a super happy face :-))
I went to LL Bean a few weeks ago. We also have a local one about 30 minutes from our house in CT but I wasn’t sure if they carried all styles and it was an excuse to head up to ME for an overnight to visit relatives first near Portland on a Friday. That Saturday, my parents and I visited the store so I could try on winter coats. My mother and I both bought new winter coats. Glad you had fun. We are planning a return trip in the spring.
that kind of weekend is definitely one to celebrate – thanks for sharing…and I LOVE the car photos (I am hooked on RadLab too!)
Sounds like a perfect weekend!
What a GREAT way to spend a weekend. Show off your Danskos! I am green with envy!