April 12, 2009

More Vacation Pics!

Kennebunkport, ME
Hope you're all had a wonderful (and hopefully, relaxed) Easter weekend! Here are more pictures from our recent trip to Maine. Hope you can take a moment to make a cup of tea and go on virtual tour of New England. (Wear a virtual coat 'cuz it was c-o-l-d!) If you'd like a closer look, just click on each of the pictures, and they'll open in a larger view.

Brunswick, ME
While we were staying in Brunswick with our daughter, we visited a farmers market that's held in the basement of his barn during the winter season. Bought some local honey and fresh baked brownies! What fun!

After spending the weekend with the kids, we decided to meander home through New Hampshire and Vermont. Here are some of the sights along the way.

Casco Bay, ME
So pretty and SO cold! The is such a typical New England shot. I love the way the towns form along the lines of the bay.

New Hampshire's White Mountains
These shots were taken on our way to Mt. Washington, NH - the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. The snow melt filled the streams with crystal clear water. Although it was snowing off and on, it was beautiful! These pictures don't do justice to Mother Nature.

North Conway, NH
N. Conway is a town that's totally surrounded by the White Mountains. In warmer weather, you can take a ride through the mountains on the N. Conway scenic railway. The Victorian station is beautifully maintained and very picturesque.

Bath, NH
If you blink as you're going through, you'll miss the entire town of Bath - it's very tiny! However, it does have a wonderful, old covered bridge. Built in 1832, it's one of the oldest covered bridges in America. It's also the longest covered bridge in the State of New Hampshire. To romantics it's known as the "kiss 'n bridge".

Now Entering Vermont!
Warren, Vt Part of the Mad River Valley!
We discovered this enchanting New England town many years ago, and I fell head over heals in love with it! It boasts a church, a library, a tiny grocery/deli type store, a gallery and an inn. During warmer months, this town is a haven for visitors who enjoy hiking, biking and other mountain sports.

Main Street
This is picture of the store with the gallery is to the right. The store is a great place to grab something for your journey. (Their baked goods are beyond yummy!!!) I love the old-fashioned way the local activity fliers are posted on the bulletin board! The gallery is a wonderful little shop filled with the local artist's creations.

The Inn
Located directly across the street from the store!

I love the texture of these old split-rail fences!

This covered bridge is located on the outskirts of the village.

Leaving New Hampshire!
We're leaving New Hampshire and heading to Woodstock, Vermont! (Yes, there are two Woodstocks in New England!) Weaving our way through more mountains, we happened to come upon this gorgeous stream and a waterfall. I only wish there was a way to convey the sound, power and majesty of the waterfall.

More pictures are in the works, so check back later! Thanks for coming along on the virtual tour!


Alberta and Ava said...

These gorgeous photos just reinforced a long-time fantasy of a vacation up the eastern coast with my husband. Over the last 26 years we've taken many happy family vacations to the beach or our cabin on the UP of Michigan, but we've long dreamed of the day when our children were grown and we would drive, just the two of us, to Maine. This week we find ourselves, after 26 years of marriage, with an empty nest, living alone for the first time. Can you say "ROAD TRIP?!!!!!!"

Terri Kahrs said...

Alberta - You GO, Girl! New England (especially in warmer weather!) reinforces your belief in a Higher Power for sure! Such beautiful scenery; and the sky . . .!!!! Hugs! xoxo

BlueRidgeLady said...

Terri what beautiful pictures! I hope Alberta gets to take that drive! I remember onetime hubby and I flew to Providence RI and rented a car and drove to Cape Cod and spend a couple of days visiting all the little towns on the Cape, then one day went to Martha's Vineyard, I wanted to MOVE there. I have never been to Vermont or Maine, so thanks for the virtual tour and am so glad you got to go for the visit! I love your "Sisterhood" collage so much!! Have a great night sweetie!


Terri Kahrs said...

Hey, Shelly! It's ALWAYS good to hear from you! Cape Cod is terrific! And, believe it or not, I've NEVER been to Martha's Vineyard!!! I'll have to put that on my to do list! Hope you have a super weekend! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxox