Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The vacation was great!!!!...

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Isn't this great??? It was in the garden of the log cabin we stayed in during our visit to Wells, Maine.....


This is the log cabin where we stayed.....


It is two blocks from the ocean and beach. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the ocean. We went there three times in two days. The best time was at night, when the stars are so huge and bright....



Built in 1929.....







The siding is really cool.....The inside is warm and cozy, plenty of room, it sleeps lots of people.






We passed this cottage on the way to the beach, which was about 2 blocks from our cottage.
I liked it because when I was a kid, my brother taunted me with "Jean, Jean, the jelly bean". It brought back some good memories.






That sign was on the front of this cottage.....


(look at those hanging petunias planters)



We were right near the salt marsh, two blocks down and two blocks over. We walked over there. It was so pretty...
















After we walked by the salt marsh we took a nice, wooded walk on the boardwalk to the estuary, which is part of the salt marsh.






Some of the beauty that we passed through on the way.....







The marsh grasses are beautiful...











The view from the platform at the end of the boardwalk.....























This house is famous and was on a TV show....I can't remember which one .....haha





Some other gorgeous home that we saw along the way.....





I can't imagine owning and living in a home like this one.....







These are Rugosa Roses, beach roses. The are prolific in the area and most homes have them as hedges along the fronts and sides of the homes. We saw a man trimming them with large gas hedge trimmers. They have the beautiful flowers and then they get big, beautiful red rose hips about the size of small crab apples.










An interesting tree, some type of pine...






Another beauty.....













We ate here twice... This place has an award from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of Food Network fame. No wonder, the food is excellent and more than any one person could ever eat! I highly recommend it, if you are in the area!













The diner has a very friendly atmosphere and a nice gift shop next door.










This is a sunflower.........One of many varities that they grow in a garden behind the restaurant. They had many other vegetables out there that they use at the restaurant. Talk about fresh.....













a more familiar one.....








They had lots of bluebird boxes in the garden, too.....









I love this picture!!!!!









So, that's it for today. It has taken me over 3 1/2 hours to do this post. I don't know if it is Blogger or me, but it is rediculous to spend so much time on this.



Anyway, we had a wonderful time in Maine and I can't wait to do it again. My friends are wonderful people and very generous to share their vacation time with us. Thanks LJ and Hubby, it sure was fun!!!!



You can read more about the vacation HERE.



'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

4 comments:

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

So glad you had a great time. Beutiful Pictures!!
-Kim :)

Lady Jane said...

I love you and DBF. We had a wonderful time during your visit and glad you could share it with us and with our blogger friends as you did. You really captured Drakes Island and Wells. How come you didnt tell about my breakfast, lol... Our secret.... LJ

Jeannette said...

I wandered in here and truly enjoyed your generous sharing of your travels via your lovely photos and narrative. Thank you. Loading photos has been slow lately. The other night I choose what I wanted and then went off to do a chore rather than waiting.

Maple Lane said...

What lovely vacation pictures. The log cabin is charming. I love the cottage named Jelly Bean and your story behind your brother's nickname for you!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week.