Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Trip to the Beach

It is rainy, cool and dreary here so what better day to think about Sun and the Beach.

While on our trip to New England we stopped to visit friends in Gloucester, Mass. They live very near to Long Beach, just a short walk actually so we took a leisurely stroll. It was a beautiful day, weather wise and because it was a work day the beach was not as full as it would be the next day. So it was a good time for us to be there.As you can see there weren't the big crowds like on weekends but those who were there were enjoying themselves. There are a lot of rental homes along the beach and close by so, if you like the beach, it would be a great place for a vacation.Or to build a fancy beach house.

Just across the harbour from the beach are The Twin Lights. It was such a beautiful day the picture really show well.

Gloucester has great restaurants, fun shops and lots of good sightseeing. We hope to go back soon and get to see a lot more.

The next town north of Gloucester is Rockport, another great tourist destination. We ate at Brackett's restaurant while there........... And I had my first clam dinner of the trip.

Tomorrow I will interrupt my trip again to show pictures of my latest projects. I am making a coverlet to use in the winter when I sit on the couch watching tv.

So until then..................

Friday, September 11, 2009

Too Early...

FALL COLORS Are Beginning

I know I promised a trip to the beach but changed my mind when I saw the tree across the road that was ALREADY changing color..... Too early I think......

But some fall colors are really welcome..... Here are a couple of pictures of the Rudbekia (Black Eyed Susan) in my yard. They seem to thrive in the place they are located in my garden. They are just outside my kitchen window which is even better.

I found this nifty "Rusty Rooster" to put amidst the Rudbekia. My daughter took a picture of this a few years ago and printed out a sign for the eating area of my kitchen since it over looks this scene. I always wanted a Name for that area.... sort of like a cafe.

WELL, hope you enjoyed the pictures. Will try to do the beach tomorrow.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summer Travels

Traveling Down the Highway

As some of my loyal readers probably know we took our annual trip to Maine and New Brunswick this August.

We do it most every year so that it has become a ritual but this year we did add a couple of elements.

The beginning of our trip took us to Mass, to the town where my husband grew up. Out hotel was just a block away from his old teen hangout. Unfortunately it is gone and there is a Wendy's there now.

We took a couple of pictures of places that WERE......
but are now something else.

If you had driven by here 35 years ago you would have seen his house here instead of the parking garage. And actually the street to the right wasn't there, it was another house. The parking garage is for the hospital where his mom worked when they lived there.
His old elementary school was converted to condos a number of years ago. We couldn't get very close cause of all the trees but of course he recognized the grounds. An interesting aside to this story was that while we lived in Maine there was a fellow that worked at the tv station where I worked........ who was in construction in Mass. before he moved to Maine. He actually worked on this project!!! So this was probably done 35 years ago, or so.

Tomorrow we will head to the beach.............. I have already collected up a couple of pictures and will have it written up this afternoon some time. I will post tomorrow.