Oh how I wish I could pick each and every one of you up in this beauty and we could leisurely explore the Coast Line of Maine.
The pictures I am sharing with you on this post were taken in Camden, Maine.
One reason Christi and I chose Camden as one of our must see spots while visiting Maine was I had read years ago that this is where the movie Peyton Place was filmed in 1954. Of course the TV series Peyton Place is the one I remember and even as a teenager I fell in love with this little town.
Like most of the New England towns they are very touristy and full of specialty shops.
The main attraction though is about two miles out of town at the state park Mount Battie where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Camden. I wanted to spend hours just sitting on these rocks and taking in the beauty of this gorgeous state.
According to the pamphlet we picked up about the area this is where in the movie that Allison would go and hide out and then if I remember correctly she ends up sharing this secret hideaway with Rodney.
Here Christi and I are posing before we left here and headed for Bangor where we visited Stephen King's house which you can read about in an earlier post of mine.
Behind Christi is a Memorial that was built for the local war hero's who fought in World War II.
I know a lot of the pic's are very similar. If you would like a better view just double click them and you will see a lot of the beauty we experienced that day.
The weather was prefect all week. Only thing missing was the leaves were not changing yet. Can only imagine what we missed in seeing the fall foliage.
At the airport in Portland on our way home I bought a magazine about Maine. Too bad I did not find this magazine Down East before my travels were over. Actually though Christi and I did visit most of the little villages that the magazine talks about. According to a poll they took asking their readers to vote on their favorite prettiest of them all villages of Maine.... Camden was voted number One.
Dave Ahlers, from Omaha, Nebraska wrote, "So much about Camden represents Maine at its most iconic - the harbor, Mount Battie, the Village Green, lobster rolls on the deck at Marriner's Restaurant. Camden is the best way to show someone 'from away' what a unique and special place Maine is."
I could not agree more with Dave about Camden but if I had voted it would of been for the village that came in Second which was my favorite Boothbay Harbor.
Susie Saudek, Capitol Island, Maine wrote this about Boothbay Harbor. "A laid-back village far from busy Route 1, Boothbay Harbor features authentic charm, a working waterfront, drop dead natural beauty, and a great mix of restaurants, cultural events, and artisans. It's surrounded by islands and lighthouses, while the village itself shines, thanks to brick sidewalks, handsome hand-painted signs, and a gentle hilly terrain."
Exactly how Susie describes Boothbay is how I found it to be. It is where I would love to spend my life now. To me Boothbay Harbor has the real feeling of village life.
Another time I will share with you the rest of the top 10 prettiest villages of Maine according to the magazine Down East.
Before I close tonight I want to thank you all for sending me your potato soup recipes. I knew I could count on you to come through with some yummy recipes. I can't wait to try them all. You are the best.
Soup just seems to sooth my soul and for weeks now or longer I need something to rescue me from myself. Been feeling completely lost and not connected. I get really angry at myself when this happens because I know truly how Blessed I am and that God has always been there for me.
Not sure how to describe what I am going through except I feel I need a purpose in my life other than what I am doing now. I don't know why maybe it's knowing winter is coming on but I sometimes feel that I could not be more lonelier than I am at the present.
One would think as busy as this place out here keeps me I would not have time for being lonely. So what is it? I think a lot of it is how fast the months are flying by and I am growing old alone without a spouse. Never thought I would face the problems of old age alone.
Also I miss being creative and I don't have time to create anything.
My kid's must of sensed my feelings because they came Sunday and spent the day with me. My oldest son Chad made the BEST pork bar-b-qued ribs and potato salad. He saved the day with bringing them for us to pig out on. I laugh every time I think of my two grand babies cleaning their ribs completely clean. lol
I made green beans and baked beans along with a delicious easy chocolate cake. Of course, we had to cover the cake with our famous Blue Bell Ice Cream that has made this little town I live in famous.
After the kids left I browsed the classifieds for apartments or houses in their area but I know I can not afford moving there. It would take a really fantastic high paying job and at my age I think those days are over.
Perhaps it's just what I wrote that has me down. "Those days are over."
Sorry did not mean to end this on a low note. I just felt I needed to share with you one of the reasons I have not been blogging. I want to write about happy things not depression.
Much love to all of you