Thanksgiving Recap

For Thanksgiving Zander and I went up to Maine to his grandmother’s house. It was as beautiful as it always is! We had two friends come up from New York and we had a great time building fires to keep warm and eating way too much food! Zander’s grandmother got this new John Deer so everyone had some fun riding all over her property! Don’t worry, I had a turn too!

Maine House

The day after Thanksgiving the boys built a fire pit but we were all too wimpy to stay out in the cold for too long, haha!

Maine Fire Pit

They have an amazing fish house down by the water that we hung out in one night drinking mulled wine and hot cider, it was SO cold, the fire was barely warming the place up!

Fishhouse Session Pops

And as if Thanksgiving didn’t get us fat enough we decided to have a huge New England style feast a few days later! Homemade chowder, lobster rolls and salad, SO good!

Downeast Feast

Since we were flying out of Boston we decide to leave Maine early that morning to have a few hours in the city. We went to our favorite pizza spot and then watched the Patriots game before heading to the airport.

Boston

Full width photos by Zander, all others by me.

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

On my Maine road trip back in June, we received a tip to check out Gull Rock Pottery. It was well off the beaten path and totally out of our way but I’m so glad we took the trek. It’s a remote in-home pottery studio surrounded by an amazing sculpture garden on the water’s edge. It was really cool to wander through the property and in and out of the juts of land that held the sculptures.

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Gull Rock Pottery Sculpture Garden

Check out all of the photos from my Maine road trip!

Jasper Beach – Billions of Stones

Jasper Beach was quite a site. Billions of stones rubbed smooth by the sea and piled high the entire length of the beach. Toward the top, the stones are large but by the time you reach the waters edge they are the size of fine gravel. Walking down the dune of stones is a beautiful site but the real beauty comes out when the stones are wet with seawater, which brings out their vibrancy.

We spent some time admiring the stones smoothness, marveling at their designs, building rock towers and laying down on the warm stones. You could spend weeks examining them because every stone is different and beautiful.

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I know it’s taking me a while to wrap up this Maine road trip but I have so many photos to share! Now that my move is done and I’m settling into my new workspace I’m chugging along and getting the final photos edited! Check out all of the photos from my Maine road trip!

Big Chicken Barn Used Books

Big Chicken Barn in Ellsworth, Maine has an amazing collection of used books and magazines. If you are ever in the area, I recommend stopping in, if just to flip through some books, like we did!

Big Chicken Barn Used Books Aisles and Signs

Big Chicken Barn Vintage National Geographic Magazines

Big Chicken Barn Multi Colored Used Books and The World's Progress

Big Chicken Barn Used Books Hey!! Kids Comics Metal Sign

Big Chicken Barn Used Books Aisles and Book Spines

Big Chicken Barn Used Books Book Spines

Shelves of Vintage National Geographic Magazines

Big Chicken Barn Used Books Aisles and Signs

Check out all of the photos from my Maine Road trip! I’m participating in the August Break again this year! Just to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging. Read more about it on Susannah Conway’s site.