Last year I traveled to Maine for the first time. Something about it made me fall in love with the place. When friends with a house put out the invitation again this summer, I quickly jumped to booking my tickets.
Like last year, traveling after Labor Day was just perfect. Tourists gone, kids back in school, a slight chill in the air with the knowledge that fall and winter are just around the corner. You could just see the leaves on the verge of change. The days were filled with scenic car rides, open houses and dreams of a vacation home, lobster rolls, sorting through stacks of old books and antiques, buying artwork from one eccentric local, staying in and cooking, baking, hours of laughing so hard that it made my stomach hurt. Things could have been worse when a thunderstorm came rolling in, cancelling my return flight and extending my getaway for an extra day!
I love getting away for a refreshing respite. This was just perfect. Now I can dream about Maine until next year. Thanks to C&C for a great few days!