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Maine Vacation Recap

If someone could explain to me how a week on vacation goes by at warp speed while a week at work just drags I sure would appreciate it. If someone could actually reverse those two actions and make the vacation week be the slow one and the work week be the fast one, well, they’d be a millionaire. Seriously, I always feel like the week stretches before us in one glorious unplanned span of days on the first day. And then, inexplicably, it’s time to go home and it feels like it’s been about 10 minutes since we arrived.

Anyway. Not complaining. Just observing.

We had a great week. I have a bunch of photos that have mostly already been shared on Instagram but I’m sharing them here, too, in case you missed them. And because recapping our vacations on the blog is something I always do.

There was lobster. Lots of lobster, despite the fact that prices are rather high this year. We had lobster rolls 4 different times and hot lobster with butter twice.

There was a brewery. We took ourselves for a walk over a foot bridge and back and then wandered up the waterfront to drink some beer. It was late afternoon and we sat outside and the weather was perfect. As the place filled up it all just felt so normal. It was great.

There was plenty of time for porch sitting. I never get tired of the view or watching for changes in the sky. There was a rainbow on our first night and a full moon later in the week.

There was time indoors, too, as the nights were a bit chilly. We even had a fire on our last night and ate dinner (lobsters again) by the fire while watching Broadchurch.

There was a birthday! It was the day we had to leave, which was a bit of a bummer, but still, Dale turned 70 and we managed to celebrate in Maine with lobster rolls on our way home and in Massachusetts with cocktails on our own deck after we unpacked.

It was a truly wonderful week.

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  1. The state of Maine should contract with you to reach the niche knitter market. You always make it look idyllic. Until then, glad you guys had such a lovely, if fleeting, vacation.

  2. Vacation time always goes way too fast, but I’m glad you had a good one! The lobster rolls look so good, as does the beer, and the porch views. Happy Birthday to Old Stuff!

  3. I am feeling more relaxed just seeing these photos of your week away! Sounds like it was wonderful and rejuvenating (and also delicious, with all that lobster!). I hope reentry isn’t too hard!

  4. I have serious lobstah envy, Carole. I’m glad you had such a great week! Happy Birthday, Dale!

  5. Sigh. . . It’s always a challenge to come back to reality after a wonderful vacation. And yours looks positively divine. I hope your memories of a wonderful week help you manage “the grind” of the week ahead. XOXO

  6. What a glorious week, Carole! Those views are just incredible and I truly thank you for sharing them with us! I hope re-entry is gentle this week! XO

  7. I loved all the Instagram photos along the way, and seeing them recapped here is lovely. I’ve never been to Maine and hope when I do get to visit, it looks like your vacations!

  8. Wow awesome all the way around. HBday Dale. Would love more info on that cabin/house you rent and lobster rolls on UT are $25. Each how does that compare? Your posts always make me a little homesick for the places our family vacationed at when we were kids. Mostly the Cape and Maine. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Looks like you had a fab time. After visiting Maine last year it is a place we definitely want to visit over and over again.

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