After a delightful stay in Saint John we headed back to the US of A stopping in Freeport Maine to visit LL Bean.
We visited here many years ago and to say the place has changed would be a mild understatement. LL Bean takes up a LOT of space with different sections for various kinds of merchandise.
Fortunately there really wasn’t anything we needed so packed up and headed to Portland Maine for lunch at Eventide Oyster Company.
A great selection of Oysters (duh)
along with some other treats
made lunch very nice. After a quick tour of the City we headed back on the road towards Boxford and our friends Joel and Wendy.
Boxford is just north of Boston and their home is hidden amongst the trees. Beautiful spot right now but gosh all the snow that comes makes it a challenge to get to I’m sure. During our visit we didn’t do very much – ok, one trip into Cambridge for lunch at Bartley’s Burger Cottage.
They have great burgers and wonderful onion rings!
After a short stop to visit with friends Susanne and Peter in Milton
we found our way to Mystic Seaport. Having not been here before it was a lovely day to explore the seaport and tour the area where they are restoring a wooden ship, get on board the last remaining wooden wailing ship and enjoy the day by the water.
Afterwards, we went back to Bethlehem and stayed in our friends Jim and Carol’s place while they were at their lake house. We did discover a wonderful ice cream store -Bethlehem Dairy Store – that existed when we lived there but we didn’t know about.
Several days to get all the laundry done, relax a bit and off we went to Springfield Virginia and our home base with our son Jason and his family.
Along the entire trip – both when we did our swing to Savannah Georgia and this last time when we got all the way up to Prince Edward Island we have been scouting out places where we might rent a place for a landing pad. As yet nothing has really jumped out at us but we are still looking.
Now we are getting ready for the trip to California via Macomb Illinois (Janeen’s dad) to do a final clearing of the house in Alhambra (to sell it) and to visit with friends. If you have been following along, and are anywhere between Illinois and California, reach out and we will see if we can stop by!