Monday, July 16, 2012

~The Way Life Should Be

Maine

 My husband and I recently did some camping up in Freeport Maine. We had an oceanfront campsite on Casco Bay in Freeport at the

Recompence  Shore Campground.

http://www.freeportcamping.com/

Not one drop of rain, the temps were in the mid 80’s and our view was constantly changing as the tides flowed in and out of the bay. Across from our site was another beautiful  but a completely different view, fields with wildflowers and cows grazing, it was very serene.

We did some hiking and kayaking , we ate lobster on a pier, saw the Desert of Maine and did some shopping at

LL. Bean.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001705

My husband and brother in-law even took an LL. Bean kayaking class.

I also got to see my friend Colleen while up there, it was great to spend some time with her and her kids.

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My husband was doing some kayaking here, the water was such a pretty shade of green in this spot.

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“Happiness is a butterfly,
which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.”

~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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My friend Colleen came by the camp for a visit and brought us a goodie basket for camp survival! She had made some homemade molasses banana bread that was very tasty!

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Colleen and her kids are taking some time to cool their feet in the water. It was pretty hot!

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colleen and I

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When you go to Maine you just have to eat lobster! There’s NO twisting my arm here!

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http://www.harraseeketlunchandlobster.com/

Every night there was a spectacular sunset!, I even caught a beautiful bride & groom right after their wedding!

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“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. “

~Robert Orben

 

Blessings, Bonnie

14 comments:

  1. Did you have your lobster at Harrasseeket Lunch and Lobster, right on the pier? Great place. Will have to check out that campground. Sounds like you had the perfect vacation!

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  2. We just came back from a week in maine too...Bar Harbor,Cadillac Mt, Camden, Lobsta & Steamers in butter ....the Best way to spend a vacation ! Maine is just beautiful !

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  3. Love the photos and the bride is stunning!
    ~Christina

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  4. What wonderful photos. Maine~ The way life should be.Says it all.
    We camped at Dessert of Maine when our children were young. Not quite sure how I feel about it. It sure was an experience.
    We recently returned form our vacation in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Beautiful weather. I will be sharing my pics this week. Hope that you are all rested up from vacation. Sounds like you had a great time. Blessings ~Sara

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  5. Loved all the wonderful pics ~ you sure know how to capture the moment.
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  6. love...that's what i remember about Maine...and the lobster!! yum!! ~karen

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  7. Bonnie, I've been all up and down the East coast but have never been to Maine. It is my dream to be able to go there someday.. I looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time.. Good for you ! Charlotte in Va.

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  8. Oh my goodness. I love Maine. I especially love Bar Harbor. We stay at the Bar Harbor Inn and spa, and oh my. Love the craggy beaches, the lobster, oh I love it all. Enjoyed your pictures.

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  9. Gorgeous photos of your vacation in Maine.... I LOVE Maine!! Only vacationed there once.... by Acadia National Park.... it is indeed a beautiful state. Would love to go to New Sweden and Stockholm, ME, one day....as that is where my ancestors settled....
    Pretty pics of the bride and groom... and absolutely perfect spot for pictures!
    Looks like you had a peaceful and restful vacation!!

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  10. Hi Bonnie, came across your wonderful blog, enjoyed very much. Beautiful pictures of your holidays, can`t beat camping,what fun. Thanks for sharing, felt like I was there to, Blessings Francine.

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  11. Hi,Bonnie~ thanks for taking us along~ just beautiful through your eyes~ Wow, you are an amazing photographer~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  12. Just beautiful! I moved alone from Illinois to New Hampshire 15 years ago and never looked back. I write a blog about my life here....You might like to 'visit' me too!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful pictures, as always! How fun that you and Colleen were able to meet up. Very sweet of her to bring you a goodie basket, she is a sweetheart! My favorite vacations are the ones... "having nothing to do and all day to do it in". What a fun trip, sounds like you all enjoyed it.

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I love hearing from you!~Blessings, Bonnie