Monday, July 28, 2014

Maine 2014-Portland Head Lighthouse, Lobster Roll Food Truck, Headed Home

Tuesday, July 9 we headed back home to Houston. We left the cottage that morning and drove to Portland early to make a special stop before our flight.

We came into Fort Williams Park and our first stop was a famous lobster roll food truck. The view was so pretty!!

We had a picnic lunch (on picnic tables, they were just sitting on this rock wall snacking on blueberries first)

Such a pretty view!

I was first in line when they opened lol My first lobster roll! This food truck is going to be on some food truck show in October (along with a popular Houston food truck in the same episode)

Picnic style lobster roll with coleslaw and Maine root beer! Perfect Maine lunch!

Then we walked down to the lighthouse! So beautiful! No wonder it's the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

This creepy, neat looking lighthouse in the distance.

Some nice folks took our family photo for us!

Can't get over how pretty it is there.

Memorial for WWII

That's a BIG lighthouse!

Remy was hugging the bell for some reason lol

Something's wrong with this picture?

That's more like it!

There were actual pieces from Civil War on display in the park too. It was so beautiful there. We definitely want to go back next year and stay in the park longer (and have another lobster roll for me hehe)

On our first flight back home, Remy fell asleep. We had to change planes in Baltimore and Mimi and Gaga (who flew out of Manchester, not Portland like we did) ended up on our same flight to Houston!

We got home about midnight that night and after Remy's bath she didn't miss a beat. Jumped right back into her usual routine of dress-up right away! It was such a good trip, as usual. We can't wait to go back next year!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Maine 2014-Bunk beds, Tire swing, Wagon, Date Night, Playground

We're almost to the end of the Maine Trip blogs! Hehe

One of the most exciting things to the girls on this trip were new bunk beds in their room!

Rylie pretending to be asleep on top

Remy really was asleep on bottom! And she had her baby doll "Carol" from Mimi's house with her on the trip. Carol went everywhere with us by the way!

Sometimes Remy wanted to lay in Rylie's bed.

They wanted to sleep together a few nights. Rylie climbed down and got in bed with Remy one night.

Sunday, July 7 after the beach, Gaga put up a new tire swing for the girls!

Both girls loved it!

Monday, July 8 we were getting ready to go home the next day and doing laundry and cleaning so we hung around the house mostly.

Gaga took the girls on a wagon ride!

I loved Rylie's new outfit so I wanted some good photos of her in it!

My pretty girl!

That night, David and I had our date night. Coincidentally, it was exactly 1 year to the day when we took ours last year!

Yum crab cakes appetizer! Thank goodness we ordered this because it was another 40 minutes before our food arrived!

Worth the wait tho! Gumbo for David and grilled snapper for me! I cleared my plate!

This was where our date was, Newcastle Publick House in Damariscotta

We drove by where we usually watch the fireworks and turned out even without the hurricane we wouldn't have been able to go there this year. They're paving paradise and putting in something! There were private property signs all over and construction equipment. :(

While we were on our date, Mimi and Gaga took the girls to a nearby playground

They had so much fun!!

Just one more Maine post left!