Monday, July 13, 2009
Sometimes, everybody needs a little break, and although I was expecting to get in a few more posts from our time here in Maine, I've taken the advantage of fantastic weather and absolute free time to simply relax. A mid-summer vacation that both Megan and I needed so much- a break from our busy, hectic lives. And the free babysitting (thanks Kate) makes it all pretty darn convenient. We're spending an entire week in Maine, and we're not here for a special event like a wedding, so we've just been sitting back and enjoying life. I haven't watched television for a week, and my internet usage has been sparse. The respite from the blogosphere has been somewhat refreshing, but I'll be right back in the thick of things when we hit the pavement in Ohio.
A few observations on our time here:
After almost a full month of rain every day in "Vacationland", the moniker plastered on every Mainer's license plate, we've had great weather. Mostly sunny, highs in the 70's and low 80's.
It's funny to see people in the Oxford Hills dressed in summer clothes. Normally I'm used to seeing everyone coated with layers of flannel, and then some more flannel on top of that flannel.
We've had a chance to explore a little bit- we did our planned whale watch from Portland, but also drove up Mt. Washington, really, on a whim. What an incredible place, a real jewel of the east.
We've had some pretty darn good food. From lobster roles at the Second Congo Church luncheon, to gigantic pastrami sandwiches at the full belly deli in in Portland, to my capers-olives-peppers- and anchiove pasta I devoured at Graziano's in Lisbon Falls, we've had some great meals here.
It is almost time to pack it up, head back to the daily grind in good old Columbus, Ohio. But for now, I'm going to go suck in a few more gallons of this clean air and sip a few drinks of the cold spring water.