Marvelous, Magical, Maine & a little love

balcony view, Camden Maine

Hello Sweet T & friends!

Today I am a big mush ball thinking about my VERY SWEET husband and it being our FOUR year Anniversary TODAY! We just got back from a fabulous weekend get away that he had been mysteriously planning for weeks. All I knew was that it would take us 5 hours to get to our destination and that I had to be ready to go when I was finished teaching on Friday. Our destination turned out to be the quaint town of Camden Maine and I must say my man out did himself with his planning. He thought of everything from having lunch prepared when I got home from work, to a packed car, complete with drinks, snacks and new music in the CD player (can we say flashback to the 80’s? ha!). We enjoyed a dazzling drive up and the coast, enjoying our time together. B has VERY good taste in accommodations but I must say the view from our room at the Lord Camden Inn was BEYOND spectacular! We were on the newly renovated top floor which had a spacious balcony overlooking the shops downtown and harbor in the distance. Our trip got even better when I spotted two of our good friends from NH in disbelief. It was their Anniversary weekend too and B had planned this as an extra special surprise! We had a wonderful time catching up, shopping, dining at lovely restaurants, enjoying many mojitos, bottles of wine and lots of beer for the boys!

rooftop view
balcony view

Our friends left on Sunday so B & I went on an adventure to Rockland where he indulged me as I meandered my way through the galleries towing an exceptionally large hotel umbrella on this VERY rainy day. My favorite gallery was the Dowling Walsh Gallery where I was enthralled with the work of Connie Hayes. Her subjects range from boats and water to communities viewed from ships or roads. She also has a series called, “Borrowed Views” where she paints at friends and families homes as an “artist in residence.” I fell in love with her intuitive brush strokes and lush color and interesting perspectives. Her work made me take a second look at my own surroundings.

"Island, "Connie Hayes
"Island, "Connie Hayes

I was sad to leave on Monday but looked forward to stopping at a few antique stores along the way back as well as in Portsmouth, NH for lunch at Poco’s our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch. We had heard they had redone the decks and I must say, they are quite spectacular! Portsmouth is a hip, fun town and if you have never been I would HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I always tell B that if we move back to NH this is where I want to live.

It was truly an outstanding and much needed getaway. Sending the biggest smooch to my honey and lots of love to all of you. Tina and I will return next week with a new Vision/ReVision, inspired from both of our trips, so stay tuned…

xoLaura

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One thought on “Marvelous, Magical, Maine & a little love

  1. Hello Laura! This is wonderful to see pictures of where you were last weekend. It sounds like a wonderful town to explore, and will put in on our list of places to visit. I was also glad to see/hear about the artist, Connie Hayes, you responded to in one of the galleries. I like her idea of ‘Borrowed Views’ ~ I could imagine this to be very inspiring for not only the artist but for the homeowner to see their everyday life through her artistic vision. Thanks for sharing her work here.

    A big congratulations on your wedding anniversary!
    Tina

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