Tuesday, October 17, 2006

scenic route 1a

We LOVED being in Boston. We also loved the day we took a drive up the coast of Maine. The states are so much smaller out east! We went from Boston, through a small piece of New Hampshire, and up the Maine coast in just over an hour. It was our own personal fall foliage tour, and it was so worth it. We planned the day to have no plan. The only rule was, "if you see something that you want to see or do or eat, we all stop." Good rule, huh? The first coastal town on this route is York, and as we were winding through the town we couldn't help but notice that something out of the ordinary was going on. It turned out to be the annual Harvest Festival. We parked the car and took a trolley to the festival where we browsed craft stands and carnival food. Is there anything better than carnival food? Candied applies, fried bread, fudge, kettle corn, corn bread, cookies, more apple crisp than anyone could eat. Just passing the town of York.We actually drove by this street, then slammed on the breaks and turned around to drive down this little country road.
Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse in York, Maine. An interesting note: We have no idea how the lighthouse keeper gets onto that little island. There was no obvious route, and no land path.
Do you see those lawn chairs up on that hill? The ones that are situated so that you could, if you lived in the accompanying mansion, sit in your yard and read and book and watch/listen to/feel the ocean breeze. Just a little slice of heaven.
More fall colors.
Me with the special Somebody.

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