Friday, March 11, 2011

Oh, Maine!

Yesterday, it rained. All day. It was all I could do to keep Harper entertained. 

Around 10:00 a.m., she got bored with me and decided it was time to nap.. until 2:30 p.m.

I got a million things done.  And when it seemed like Harper would keep sleeping, I did another million things.

And then I sat.

Outside, the temperature was higher than it had been in weeks - but rain poured ceaselessly and in the balmy warmth and absolute quiet of the house, I missed Maine.

Last June and July, we were lucky enough to spend 7 weeks there.  I am forever changed by the beautiful things I saw and pace of life to which we adapted very easily.

Anyway.

One Saturday, we drove south to Freeport to do some shopping and on the way, a light drizzle of rain began to dot the windshield.

About the time we got out of the car, the bottom fell out and we spent 15 minutes under a tree with a baby who wasn't amused.



We made a mad dash to the car (probably the best part of Harper's day) and, soaking wet, we gave up.

We drove back to Waterville and put Harper down for a nap.  Great story, huh?

Well. . .

The next weekend, we went back.

The little town bustled with activity in the mild breeze and sunshine.

We walked all over Freeport,

ate lunch,



visited a petting zoo,


watched the fish in the LL Bean flagship store,



and shopped in cleverly disguised outlets.



And the people, oh.  They were so nice.

A sweet older lady even offered to take a picture of our family as we struggled to do it on our own.

After a lengthy tutorial on which button to press, multiple practice shots and her entire family making silly faces and noises to get Harper to smile, she snapped this priceless family portrait:


Yep. Just our necks and chests.

6 comments:

  1. hahahaha omg that drives me nuts! I try to be patient with sweet little old ladies, but my own 48 yr old mother is a techno-phobe and I constantly feel like Nick Burns computer guy when she tries to take a photo on the very user-friendly fancy Nikon I got her years ago (that she still can't upload pictures from and has to get my dad to do). "MOVE!"

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/19050/saturday-night-live-nick-burns

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  3. I long for another trip to Maine in the summer. It was a beautiful place, that's for sure! And the lobster...

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  4. Maine is on my list of places to visit, and from your pictures it looks beautiful!! Your daughter is so adorable as well! I love the name Harper!

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