My Alpine Home

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Buoy oh Buoy, did we have fun in Maine!

Hello my friends, hope you had a wonderful weekend!
We have had a fabulous time in New England and soon will be boarding a plane heading home.
 
All of the locals told us that the best seafood was in Maine, so off we went.
 
Buoy did we ever have a fun day!


We tried our first whole lobster and steamers, (steamed clams).
 
 
Buoy was it ever delicious!
 
 I must admit, I prefer eating just the tail.  Less messy, but we had to try it at least once!

 
There were a lot of lighthouses, but we only visited the Nubble in the town of York.
 
 
It was also our first time to dip our toes, (really our fingers) into the Atlantic ocean.
 

 
Buoy was it ever cold!
 

I'll end with this bounty of beauty that was outside of the restaurant that we ate at. 
 
 hugs,
Jann
 

30 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos, Jann. I would love to return to Maine, and from the look of your images, the fall would be a lovely time to plan a trip. Thanks for taking us along. Wonderful way to start my day!

Susie said...

Jann, I am so glad you had a fun time. When we went to Maine we went to Portland. But I had my first whole lobster in Mass. You will have so many great memories and pictures. Safe trip home. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

The colorful buoys look so pretty and cheerful and it looks like the weather was just perfect. Wow! This is a quite remarkable pumpkin. I guess someone had entered a contest with this huge baby.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jann, what a fabulous trip! And you're there at the perfect time. I've never been to Maine -- must remedy that soon!

Cynthia said...

Jann, sounds like a great time. Beautiful pictures and house is a beauty. Maine is cold by this time of year

Cindy

Patti said...

My dad grew up on the water in New England. He loved growing up there. Especially the lighthouses. Your pictures are absolutely wonderful.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Jann, it looks like just my kind of trip! I'm an east coast girl and the pictures made me a bit homesick for the Atlantic:)So glad you go to experience the northeast. I also love lighthouses, I think they're such a neat part of history! xoKathleen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Maine is gorgeous! I would love to return for a visit some day. I tried a whole lobster when I lived in New England and while yummy, so much work and a mess! Fun to try!

Linda

Stacey said...

We love Maine and it's been years since we've been there. You're making me want to go back!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely photos, Jann...we haven't been to Maine since we were first married; I loved it there, the charming quaintness of it, you've taken me right back! Thank you for sharing!

ellen b said...

Beautiful place to visit! Your photos are lovely.

Rose L said...

Lobster with drawn butter (melted butter with lemon) is my absolute favorite!!! I am jealous.

Pamela Gordon said...

Buoy, you two are having a great trip to the northeast. I love the photos of the Maine coast and all they buoy decorations, especially the ones along the veranda roof of that lovely house. And you can't go wrong with lobster. Messy to eat but so delicious! Wonderful photos! We didn't get to Maine this year mainly because of our low Canadian dollar. :( Maybe next summer things will be better and we may just go anyway because we love it there! Have a great week Jann!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I have never been to Maine but would love to go, and especially in the Fall! Thanks for sharing this!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jann,
Wow, looks like a wonderful time. Such beauty all around and great photos! Love the light house too.
Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Gina

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I loved the chicken lobsters in Maine! Did you try those? They are HUGE! Sounds like you had a perfect trip at the perfect time of year!

Town and Country Gals said...

Jann,
what a great trip you're having! I loved Maine when my sister and I went, so beautiful! We are hoping to make it back up there sometime soon!
Rebecca

Consider It All Joy said...

Buoy, that looks like a super fun time! I have recently purchased two vintage buoy's for my back yard pool area, so I Love seeing those photos! The grands of the restaurant look beautiful as well as the ocean view. I'm sure it was a fabulous time! Blessings, Cindy

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful place! Have a great week. Martha

Art and Sand said...

I am a buoy lover from way back so that picture just made me grin!

We had the same dinner at a neighbor's house tonight for his 60th birthday. The tables had plastic covers and then newspaper. They just tossed shrimp, sausages, corn on the cob, potatoes, crab, and lobster on the table and we all dug in - 50 of us! It was so much fun.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, my heart goes pitter pat at your pictures. It's so fun to travel. Have a wonderful time.

Lynn Bean said...

Jann, what lovely photos you have taken and what great memories you made! Have a safe trip home.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! Oh buoy the lobster & steamers look delicious...you had the real thing!!! I miss the ocean so much.
So glad you're having a wonderful time!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I want to go to Maine...maybe I'll get there someday.
hugs,
~Cindy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Beautiful pictures you shared of an amazing place! Sounds like you had an amazing trip, what a wonderful place to visit this time of year! :)

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
Gorgeous photos of your trip to Maine, dear friend!!!
So~o~o glad that you enjoyed dipping your toes into the Atlantic!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Grantham Lynn said...

Love Maine. I wish I was there. Yummmmeeee!
Come over and link at The Fabulous Fall party. Fall in Maine is Fabulous.

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Jann, you made me miss home so much just looking at these photos...being from Nova Scotia Canada, Maine is very similar in scenery! There is nothing like seafood from the Atlantic Ocean! No seafood here in Illinois! ;)
It looks like you had an amazing vacation and got to see some amazing sights.
I laughed when said the ocean was cold...back home we may get to swim in it 'comfortably' one week in the summer! ;)
Loved the buoy photos.
Hugs, Kimberley

Shirley Hatfield said...

Glad I could vacation with you vicariously! I love your photos...you have such an eye. But didn't you tell Joanne today that you didn't go to York? She kept asking and you said no...lol! Fun lighthouse...in York! Had such fun with you today being witches. Friends and Fall...who could ask for more?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the Nubble lighthouse! For years I had a photo of this lighthouse as my computer screensaver, as I thought it looked so picturesque. I was so excited to see it in person a few years ago. I miss Maine lobster! I was able to buy it easily in NY, but not here in CO