It’s been a couple of weeks since I promised to report on our 40th anniversary getaway.
The thing is – I’ve discovered it just isn’t easy to whittle down the photos and adventures into a reasonably concise blog post.
I’ll do my best, though. 😉
(Remember to click photos twice to enlarge!)
So, we began on the dazzling coast of Maine.
We continually had to stop the car to jump out and snap photos of scenes like this . . .
Our home base for the first 2 nights of the trip was a little motel on Old Orchard Beach. Here’s what we found when we walked a few steps from our room . . .
Dinner the first night was at a wonderful restaurant right next door. We began with a toast . . .
I am telling you the food was truly INCREDIBLE! I had a lobster dish with summer vegetables, roasted shallots, and fregula pasta. It just melted in my mouth! (Sir Beads had something called “The Best of Both Worlds”, which was lobster with beef tenderloins.)
While in Maine, we relaxed, we breathed in lots of fresh ocean air, we visited a bead store, where I bought some very pretty ones, and we ate like kings (at least it seemed that way!).
On the second day, we toured the lovely Kennebunkport. We had lunch there and you guessed it – lobster. This time, it was lobster rolls. C’mon, now! We were in Maine; it’s the lobster capital!
On day three, we were on the road again on our way to Vermont through the majestic mountains of New Hampshire.
For the next 6 hours, we oooh-ed and ahhh-ed at the breathtaking mountain vistas we passed at every turn.
We finally arrived in Shelburne, Vermont just before dinner. The innkeepers knew it was our 40th and so, along with chocolate hearts, they had balloons waiting for us in our room!
It was a very romantic place with skylight windows and a huge jacuzzi tub – complete with tall pillar candles.
On day four, we visited the Shelburne Museum, which houses a magnificent collection of well . . . collections! . . . in every category under the sun. There are 39 exhibition buildings located on 45 acres of land near Lake Champlain. We spent at least 5 hours there. Our legs were aching but oh was it ever worth it. We saw some absolutely wonderful things! In the photo below, we’re just entering the grounds from the parking lot. Although the flowers are not really part of the exhibits, they were especially striking.
I’ll leave you with this close-up of the garden at the entrance, but the highlights of the museum are topics for another day.
We’ll definitely remember our 40th as a very special time.
It was fun to share it with you! 🙂