Yay!!! It was finally time to close on the house!
We flew to Maine, going into Portland.
A four hour drive from the house.
Probably won’t do that trip again.
(This is going to be another photo heavy post.
Just warning you.)
The day was beautiful and we were in Portland before noon.
It was nice to see the leaves were still changing.
I’ve never lived where the leaves change colors.
This is the road heading out of the airport.
So what does one do in Portland, Maine?
You go to Cabela’s, of course.
Actually I got a great winter coat there.
Thermal, insulated but light-weight.
Good in temps up to -120°.
(Heavens! Does it get that cold anywhere???)
And it folds down into a space about the size
of a lunchbox.
We also found this little guy at Cabela’s.
Isn’t he cute? He’s an ottoman.
We did not take him with us.
This was our scenery – all the way to Houlton.
We went straight to the house,
but it was dark by the time we got there.
So no pictures.
We did have Amazon mail waiting for us on the porch :).
Delivered by UPS.
The next morning was closing.
We were early getting there so we stopped off
at Timmy’s for some breakfast!
This shot is actually from the third level bedroom balcony.
From there, we headed to Bangor.
Hobby Lobby. Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
I had been counting down the days.
And, yes, this is what the traffic in Maine
normally looks like.
And the food was fantastic!
That is homemade oatmeal raisin bread
and it was delicious!
(All three of the restaurants in driving distance
serve homemade bread.)
The restaurants there seem to give you a load of food.
All I asked for was toast and eggs.
It’s a seafoam green kind of color.
Bed, Bath, and Beyond!
And I love the headboard/frame/footboard set!
The two little tables on either side match the
steampunk tables I have in the living room in Florida.
Somehow I will tie these all together with my
awesome steampunk lamps I already have!
(And a snow plow.
I told Mark I want a pink snow-mobile of my very own.)
And these icky looking mushrooms were everywhere
in the back yard. They reminded me of jelly fish.
Mark took off walking in the woods behind the house.
Remember, we have 17 acres.
He found two apple trees growing in the woods
and brought these home.
Dinner time took us to Grammy’s Diner
where the portions are out of control.
We each got a grilled cheese sandwich
and we shared an order of fries.
This was my half.
I sent my son Jason this photo,
he texted back asking if the sandwich was the side item. Hahaha!
Apparently the UPS man is smarter.
We had some issues with the washer/dryer
units, so we needed to drive to Presque Isle,
which is north.
Along the way we saw these lines of wind turbines,
they are used to generate power.
Supposedly in the middle of winter when the trees are bare,
we will be able to see them from the back balconies of the house.
to be wonderful at the end of a long day of work.
This is the closest fishing place for Mark.
Not on our property, but very close.
(This is I-95.)
And then, before we knew it, it was time to fly back to Florida. Neither of us wanted to. Plans are to be back up in Maine really soon. At least for a few days.
We are starting to move things out of the current house, getting ready to make the move.
And if you hung in there this long in this post,
thanks for reading.