The month of September is very busy – but all in a good way.
Chuck and I celebrate our anniversary in September. We have been married 28 years. I must say that marrying Chuck was one of the most wonderful things that I ever did in life. We are very happy and still really love each other and enjoy each other’s company. We have many similar interests not the least of which is spending time with family and friends.
Chuck’s oldest daughter Michele and her husband Joe came up this month to visit. We had a wonderful weekend. The weather was perfect the company was superb and we had a lot of fun. We did some Maine tourist things.
We went for a cruise on the Schooner Eleanor – the Schooner’s Captain built the boat himself. It is a beautiful boat. This is the website if you would like to visit – http://schoonereleanor.woodmanboats.com/. We went out at 4:00 in the afternoon – it was breezy but not cold – in fact I think it was the perfect late afternoon. The sun was shining brightly and it was a totally relaxing trip. I found it amazing to watch the Captain navigate. He watched the surface of the water to determine the direction of the wind. He had 2 young women acting as his crew. I always felt that they had complete control while we sailed over the ocean.
It was a beautiful fall day that we thoroughly enjoyed. We also decided that we needed to do this again, next time with the whole family together, and maybe some beverages and snacks.
After our cruise we had dinner at the Arundel Wharf (which is where the Schooner Eleanor is docked). We all had worked up an appetite while out on the water. We had a great meal and all indulged in dessert. The perfect ending to a wonderful day.
On Sunday we got up had a wonderful (in my opinion but I did cook it so…) breakfast – Bacon, eggs, homefries and toast, then we headed up to Freeport. At trip to Maine is not complete with out a trip to LL Bean and the surrounding stores. We had a successful shopping outing to say the least.
Lunch was a visit to one of our favorite local restaurants – Buffleheads, located on Hills Beach Road. While there we happened to see a very large English Mastiff waiting in the car for her mom & dad. Her name is Maggie and she was a rescue – the poor darling spent the first 2 years of her life in a crate. She is now well loved by a couple who travel all over the country in an RV with her.
Joe and Michele brought home a couple of Lobster Rolls for the road. They got packed up and went back to reality after a wonderfully relaxing weekend in Maine.
We had several other adventures during the past month, and I will tell you about those on another day.
Enjoy the Fall – one of the best times of year in my humble opinion.