Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Back!

Hello again,

We arrived back home last night after taking a little trip down to Maine. We had amazing weather the whole time we were there. We drove down to Kennebunkport on the southern coast of Maine. I thought I would share some of our journey with you.

The above photo and the four below are from a B&B we stayed at on the way down.

I liked the way it was decorated.

We walked on the beach- so different from ours with all the houses along the beach.

a more rugged coast line a little further down

We enjoyed lots of long walks

We also enjoyed walking around the town

I think this is very New England

They have many nice restaurants

with great food. Chocolate banana bread pudding for my sweet tooth!

I think I might get lost in some of the lovely big homes-I wonder if they have a dozen or more children!

I think this one is for sale-I love the ornate architecture of this one.

Some of these homes are in Kennebunk -neighbouring Kennebunkport.

This charming little shop got top marks from me for charm and they even had a little table set up outside with punch and sweets-how sweet is that!

Their window at night-we enjoyed walking the town at night also.

This is another charming shop- it looks like an English shop front to me.

If we got tired of walking we could take a horse and carriage.

Of course we also did some shopping.

One of these birdhouses had to come home with me-if you guessed the little church you would be right.

and then it was home sweet home again! We had a great time but it is always nice to come back home.

Tomorrow we are going to the attic for our Christmas decorations-I would be embrassed to tell you how many boxes are up there!

Thanks for visiting,



Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great trip!
What wonderful photos...brings back many memories...I LOVE Maine, we have been there a few times on our way to or from Cape Cod Mass.
Good to have you back though! xx

Carina said...

I love your pictures, indeed some of the houses and shops look very British. What a wonderful part of your country you have shown me.
Greetings from Holland, Carina

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Welcome back! It's good to read you had a nice trip. I hope you had enough time to relax and enjoy each others company. Your pictures look beautiful. I have never been to the USA before, but Main will certainly be on my list. I love all the old houses. We don't have houses like that (and your house) in Holland. Our houses are mostly built of brick. I like the painte facades.It's good to have you back again. I look forward to your Christmas decorations! Have a lovely week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Islandsparrow said...

Welcome home Carolyn! Your trip to Maine looked like such a lovely time - I'm putting it on our agenda someday. I'll have to get the name of the restaurant with the Chocolate banana bread pudding - oh. my! That looked delicious.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip. I love Maine - I lived there for many years and still spend summers there. You have captured the Kennebunks beautifully.


Becca's Dirt said...

I enjoyed the tour of your trip. What a neat place to visit. Wonderful photos.

Shabbycharm said...

Welcome home.
so many beautiful house.... i am dreaming.
hugs bella

Betsy said...

My heavens , what beautiful pictures. Maine is a pretty state, I enjoy visiting there. Thank you for sharing such nice pictures.


Aranka said...

I can not write down to you new things because others have already told you my thinks. like your blog, amazing pictures and taste.

Lynn said...

Loving pictures. My parents used to go to Kennebunkport with my Aunt and Uncle for two weeks in September each year. They loved it. Those houses are gorgeous to say the least. The first Pres George Bush and his wife have a home in Kennebunkport. Glad you had such a nice time. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Now, I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmas decor. I'm just about done!


Janie's World said...

Looks like a lovely trip! The houses are gorgeous as are the shots of the beach. Thanks for taking us on that little tour.

Shelia said...

Hi dear Carolyn! Oh, I'm so glad to hear you had such a wonderful trip! We've been to Maine a couple of times and it is just beautiful and Kennebunkport! We've been there too and I remember the street signs! Did you know that our former President Bush's wife, Barbara, is from there?
Oh, you've brought make some lovely memories!
Your B & B was gorgeous! What a lovely bedroom and that bathroom is so romantic! I know how it feels to get home. Have fun with your decorating!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn.. I've been on your blog for 48 minutes, reading, viewing then day dreaming of your trip.. I then did a search for my own vacation someday! I could see myself residing up there.

I soo thank you for taking the time (and yes I know it takes oodles of time to blog events and photos and other goodies).. it means so much to me.



Susan Wicker said...

Loved all the wonderful pictures. Made me want to make a reservation in a B&B and just GO! I just adore those old-fashioned homes. So gorgeous. Sincerely, Susan at writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Ana said...

Hi Carolyn,
Welcome back. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The pictures are beautiful. What a lovely place to get away to. Love the B&B you stayed in. So cozy and romantic. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see new pictures of your home decorated for Christmas. Until then. Wishing you a wonderful evening.


maría cecilia said...

Hi Carolyn, it´s so nice you showed some pictures of your trip, so many beautiful houses, shops and restaurants, and the B&B you stayed at is a charming one, lovely decoration and that bath tub inside the room, great!! And I agree with you, coming back home it´s oh wonderful!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Deanna said...

What a treat!!!
This is a fun post you've shared.
Enjoyed the houses, shops, everything.
The decorating is gggrrreeeaaattt!
God bless,

sweet bay said...

Those Maine blue skies and blue ocean are magnificent!

Fluitenkruid said...

Hi Carolyn,
Missed your post but glad you had a wonderfull trip, thanks for sharing your beautiful pics!
Love, Jannet

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


Mrs Twins said...

Thank you for a nice post. Really enjoyed doing that tour with you! Love the houses and those decorations wow!
Hugs and Love Sue x

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn, Looks like you had an enjoyable trip. Thanks for sharing such a cute town with us. I have a Canada Goose made of wood that is trade marked Kennebunkport.Now I know where it came from.

June said...

What an absolutely beautiful trip it looks like you had! That B&B was a lovely place to have been able to enjoy. Maine is such a gorgeous place...and those homes are amazing.

One Shabby Old House said...

What a wonderful trip. I have never been to Maine but one day.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't get lost in the boxes lol

Anonymous said...

What lovely pictures. I've been to 25 of our 50 states, but I haven't gotten to New England yet. Thank you for sharing.

Bernideen Canfield said...

Carolyn...here's wishing you a happy thanksgiving from Colorado!

Lovely trip you had and the photos of the shops were incredible!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn....What a pretty place to visit and I loved the B&B! I would love to see Kennebunkport someday!~Hugs, Patti

The White Bench said...

I sooo love Maine and have been there a few times! You captured its essence beautifully! Fabulous B&B too, and that restaurant looks so quaint.

Janet said...

Thank you so much Carolyn for sharing the pictures from your trip to southern Maine. One of my favourite places! I love old houses of the Atlantic Seaboard and keep a picture file of house ideas that might apply to my circa 1820 cape style house here in Nova Scotia. Was able to stash a few more pics from yours. Thanks.
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decorating ideas.
Janet in mild and drizzly Hall's Harbour