Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Despite the tree damage, there appears to be little structural damage. We lucked out....this time.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
P.S. On the way there, somewhere west of Keene, NH, we stopped at rest area. It was a quaint, tiny little building with a kindly gentleman offering help to weary travelers, a cold water dispenser and rest rooms. That was about it and that was all anyone needed.
Notice the 'You are Here' marking. I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I didn't see that. I probably would have been lost forever.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I saw fried ice cream on the menu at the beach. OK, someone tell me, why would ice cream need any help at all, especially from oil?
And think about all the molecules of ice cream that have melted away in the frying process.
What a waste of resources.
My husband, Mr. Downeastdoingstuff, is always thinking. His thoughts really flow with a bottle of wine.
(Ask our contractor, most of the work and additions to our house popped into Mr. DEDS head via vino. All worth it, I might add.
This time he E-MAILS me this tidbit. (yes, we do live in the same house. I was actually IN the house with him when he e-mailed me this.) (although I should talk....I've actually called him on his cell from my cell while we were both in the house!)
Nevertheless....here it is.....
Friday, July 16, 2010
Here is Mr. Birthday boy, on his actual birthday, toasting with a Bloody Mary, outside on Bintliff's funky deck.
The breakfasts here are quite a feast....and yes.....kinda funky and eclectic, too. Perfect place.
Once back home, we had Birdman's brother and matey over for Sapphiretinis, a beverage inspired by the cruise......Curacoa....coco rum.....banana liquer...and pineapple juice. (it does not turn your mouth blue like sno-cones do)
He wanted blueberry pie for a birthday cake. (I think that WILL turn your mouth blue) and icecream. Ever thrifty, I recycled my son's birthday candles. He's not really 24, or even 42 for that matter.
And finally some of his gifts. Key elements of his personality: Beer, Birdfeeder, necktie from the Portland Museum of Art, and Needhams!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So what to do today, on the 3rd day of Birthday Week, Mr. DEDS?
So we pile into the car, and in the late afternoon (I had to go to the gym first...) head south about 1 hour and a half and end up here, at this bar called the Sea Ketch, up on the 3rd floor deck.
That thing that appears to be an island is actually land connected to the main land. Some very low fog has obliterated much of the earth.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Yup, that's his suit. If you look real close, you can see the threads that are holding it on.
Upon returning to our encampment, I created this sand Angel from junk around my beach chair.
Apparently it was time to go home. 'HE' left (I didn't even get the pleasure of seeing him stand up), the food was gone, and clouds were coming in.
Friday, July 9, 2010
24 years ago tonight.....ah, yes. What a mish mash of emotions. Something that hurt so much produced something so wonderful. Weird, huh? I can see where the phrase 'no pain, no gain' comes from. My little boy was born.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The other two pools and three hot tubs. A band played here every afternoon.