|Keepsake Quilting - Center Harbor, Maine|
|LL Bean Store|
|LL Bean Boot|
Nine Eleven – has it really been eleven years? Remembering all those who lost their lives that day and all those who lost loved ones. I know we were all remembering them today.
We enjoyed breakfast before leaving Manchester this morning – that’s unusual for us – we’re usually in a hurry to get on the road. We took the scenic route along a beautiful lake from New Hampshire to Center Harbor, Maine to Keepsake Quilting.
What a beautiful, big, friendly quilt shop. I spent two to three hours – loved every minute of it. I bought some beautiful things – but not too much since the car is filling up quickly. Lester was very patient – he rode around a while, then found a nice shady parking place to wait on me. Of course I did some shopping - just a little.
|Home of George & Barbara Bush|
Portland, Maine – We went to the LL Bean store. It is much more than a store – it is a campus of beautiful two story buildings with beautiful landscaping. Just browsing for us – enjoyed walking around. The whole area seems to be about shopping - dozens of upscale stores.
Neither of us like Lobster – which people find hard to believe. So many people told us that we just had to try Maine Lobster. We knew better but we decided to be good sports and try Maine Lobster. Not a good decision. Neither of us liked it at all. Yuck – I don’t like the taste or the smell or the texture. We ate a McDonald’s salad – can you believe it??? No more lobster for me – ever.
Drove through Freeport, Maine - more shopping areas - dozens more of the same type stores as Portland.
We found a really nice Comfort Inn in Brunswick, Maine - looked like a colonial house. A very good day (except for the lobster).