Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Live Maine Lobster by Laura Trevey

My husband and I are on our way to dinner in the darling coastal town of Ogunquit.

It's Memorial Day weekend and he surprised me with five days in a cottage in one of the most picturesque and quaint towns of coastal Maine.

The cottage is a converted barn, three levels, two decks, one covered where we eat and one on the top level on which to sun.  The place was rehabbed a few years ago.  A large lovely multi-paned window with old wavy glass serves as the frontpiece to the living area.  The kitchen is galley-style, fully equipped, the decor is early American and there are three bedrooms in the upper reaches of the barn all quite nautical in decor.  Two bathrooms make this a perfect getaway right in the middle of a lovely little cove on a peninsula.  Everyone walks or bikes or drives by on the street below.

The weather has been spectacular and promises to continue which is a great beginning to what we northern New Englanders hope will be a sunny and satisfying summer.  Fingers crossed!

Can you guess what we're going to eat tonight?


RNSANE said...

I can't think of a nicer place to spend this Memorial Day weekend. I remember once, when my husband was stationed at Hanscom Field, MA, and a member of the aeroclub, we rented a Cessna and flew to Bar Harbor, Maine for an overnight stay. It's the only time we had lobster and steamers for lunch and for dinner. Total, wonderful decadence!

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injaynesworld said...

I'm officially jealous! Have a most lovely weekend.

Marguerite said...

Oh what a sweet, wonderful, surprise! The cottage by the sea sounds so charming, and it sounds like a perfect getaway. Have fun, cher and enjoy! Have a cocktail and a lobster for me! Cheers!

Jingle said...

Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Everyday!

Grandmother said...

I know where you'll eat and I've eaten there! We had a similar week long stay in a place in Perkin's Cove. I love that area! Have Fun. Enjoy the lobster.

Ima Wizer said...

ooooooooOOOOOOOOO, would love to be there with you!!!!! YUM!

California Girl said...

RN: congratulations on the poetry book publication! that is just so cool. what a wonderful thing to experience and enjoy.

jayne: thank you. hope your wknd is lovely as well.

Marguerite: am sure you're rockin' it down in Lafayette!

Jingle: Happy day to you too.

Grand: We ARE in Perkins Cove! Isn't that fun? We ate at Barnacle Billy's last night and I drank not one but two of their Rum Punches!! We had steamed clams and lobsters and just laughed and enjoyed all the noisy folk who were out. What a night!

Ima: bet you are enjoying a nice meal yourself. happy Memorial Day!

Mama Zen said...

That sounds like heaven!

Have fun!

Susan said...

I'm a little late to the party, but I hope you had a fabulous weekend! What a nice husband you have!


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