Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Romantic Weekend.......part 1......

Our 36th Wedding Anniversary was on April 19th.  

But I was in Florida on April 19th...by myself. (well, with my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, niece, aunt, aunt and uncle.....) (Hey, it's a dirty job.....this going to Florida stuff....but someone has to do it.)      ( I had to suffer through sunshine and 85 degrees.)

So needless to say, we did not celebrate it on that exact day. Actually, we did text each other several times, some of it quite mushy if you really must know, but that was the extent of our jubilee. 

So we celebrated, while actually together, just the two of us, this past weekend. 


We decided to venture up to Rockland, Maine for the weekend. We stayed at the Berry Manor Inn, pictured above. Rockland is a coastal town over an hour north of Portland. Coastal, like, on the Atlantic Ocean which, by the way, is perpetually freezing even in the best of times. 

This is the foyer you see upon entering. We were greeted by a lovely young lady, Lori, who welcomed us, gave us a history of the mansion and took us on a tour.

This is the common room to the right. There is a computer and printer in this room for guests to use.

This is the common room to the left. It also has shelves of brochures of what to do in the area, you know, like real hotels have.

This was the entrance to the dining room where we would have the second 'B' of our Bed and Breakfast situation in the morning.

This was our bedroom, room #2 to be exact. Their website is very thorough and you can see all the rooms ahead of time and pick one out that goes well with your ensemble.

Notice the flat screen TV. Beneath that is a DVD player, (movies are provided in a couple of drawers in a second floor sitting room), and on the little table with the lamp on it there is an ipod/iphone player. You would not be lacking for any of the essentials we have become accustomed  to in our daily lives.

A lovely gas fireplace....on a timer! Ah, the good ol' days, push button fires. 

The way life should be.

(more later.....)

10 comments:

Rain said...

Roughing it in Maine!! Looks very romantic-I'm sure you had a lovely weekend-just 40 miles down the road from me!! And if you'd had to go to the ER there-thank goodness you didn't!- my husband may have taken care of you-a nurse there for many years!!

jojo said...

ah, sweet! Looks like a beautiful place, Happy Anniversary you two. That is a long time to still be mushy..;j

Pam said...

I would love to stay there! It really does look inviting and comfy - they've thought of everything, and love the style.Happy Anniversary!

annie'smom said...

Congrats on 36 years! The inn is a very nice place indeed!

brattcat said...

Your ensemble included at least one camera, I see by the last shot. A glorious place to stay and celebrate 36 years of wedded bliss. Happy Anniversary from the Brattcats and wishes for 36 more years of joy.

Kate said...

B&B's certainly have changed. Wonder how long one would have to stay to take advantage of all the amenities provided? Happy belated anniversary!

Piecefulafternoon said...

A lovely inn, a lovely celebration - Happy Anniversary.

Birdman said...

We love old houses with histories, so a weekend in a mansion was extraordinary experience. Wonderful afternoon, evening, dinner and, of course, company!

Traveling Bells said...

Sign me up! This place looks great...

Sharon Creech said...

Chahhhrrrming place; I love to see inside.