Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Road Trip downeast....

Last week we decided to take a drive up to Belfast, Maine for lunch. Here are some images.

Stopped in Wiscasset, Maine for a potty break at the boat launch. The famous Red's Eats wasn't even open for business yet. (When we left, after strolling around a bit, there was a line at Red's Eats, 30 minutes before they opened at 11:30 am)

Mr. Downeastdoingstuff, aka Birdman, lingered here....

Finally arrived at the historic, waterfront village of Belfast.



Quaint shoppes (note the quaint spelling) and eateries.

Had to stop at Perry's Nut House. (Some think Mr. Downeastdoingstuff aka Birdman was born here. I can attest to the fact that he was not. Wishes he was, but he wasn't)

I stopped here over 25 years ago on my way back from a workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle and bought a pair of gold sanddollar shaped earrings, my favorite. After a while, the 'gold' wore off and I had to discard them. Hoped to replace them, but the inside of Perry's Nut House was not as I remembered it. Plastic lobsters and dog poop,  magic tricks, and, of course, NUTS, (They are big on nuts, it would make any man green with envy)
but no jewelry. 

I need to find a better source for my fine jewelry.

Stopped at Camden Harbor for supper.

There's money here......


Mussels in wine sauce...yum.

The weather was around 80, sunny and breezy. A perfect day with my sweet Birdman.

8 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

omg, those mussels look divine!

Eva Gallant said...

Great photos. I love Red's Eats!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful day - I just love the birdhouses.

brattcat said...

The water shots are so wonderfully Maine. What a great day. You two sure know how to have a good time.

Fearless Nester said...

Hey, that looks *v e r y* familiar. Aren't those impromptu day trips just fantastic! I still remember my Dad buying one of those cans of peanuts at Perry's, the kind that jumps out at you when you open it. That was some fun junk we used to get there. Sounds like they've classed up a bit. ~Lili

Joyful said...

Some very lovely images. Just beautiful.

Sandy said...

Lots of great images to look at on your blog. I'll be back. Came here from Food Fun and Farm LIfe...

congrats on being the winner.

Sharon Creech said...

We are going to be up in the Camden/Belfast area next week--great to see some enticing pics first!