Friday, October 31, 2008

Jeff and his mussels.

Well after the bad stay at the Ole Lyme Inn we had a beautiful stay at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. Great dinner, good drinks, fabulous breakfast.

Jeff got to see LL Bean. I think he was a bit disappointed after such places as Bass Pro and Cabela’s. Oh well.. We got a few things to take to New York. God knows we have no room to take anything home. Did stop at a coppersmith’s. Saw a beautiful moose but decided the economy was not good enough to warrant the buy. Settled for a copper star. It will look great on the Laguna house.

We drove down to Boothbay Harbor. We had been there in about 1993. It has not changed. We were there in the summer before and rented a house right on the water. So many things had closed for the season but we managed to find a nice place for lunch with lobster rolls and mussels. The old candlestick bowling hall is still there. too bad it was closed. I think Molly and Sally played 100 games there.

We drove on to Camden. Checked in to the Lord Camden Inn. Ready to party tonight.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Old Lyme, CT

Our stay at the Old Lyme Inn was horrendous. We got there at 8:05 and the restaurant had closed at 8:00. It really looked like they had been closed for hours. One old lady sat drinking at a small table. The desk clerk informed us the restaurant was not open but there was a good place to eat down the road. She also told us that breakfast would be served at 8:30am.

We went outside to get our bags and as we were unpacking the desk clerk drove away. Hummmm…we were the ONLY car in the lot. Who was that old lady inside?

She was gone when we went back in.

Our room was satisfactory..but not great.

It was cold outside but we were very hungry so we left to try “The Hideaway.” It was a lively neighborhood bar and restaurant with live music. We had a big plate of mussels. Top that off with oysters and scallops. What a great dinner.

Morning dawned and we went downstairs for breakfast. No sign of life. We decided that we would have to seek out something to eat. Just as we were about to leave the innkeeper drove into the place. She said breakfast was not being served because business was slow and we had arrived late. So what????

We found out we were the only guests. Don’t stay at the Old Lyme Inn!!!
The day's highlight was stopping at the Duck River Cemetery to find the grave of my 8th great grandfather, Wolston Brockway who died in 1707.

We did have a great day of driving through Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and finally Maine.

We are now in Freeport. Jeff is drooling to go to the LL Bean Outlet. We will save that for morning.
Well, here we go. I have my appetite for lobster, my shovel for digging up old ancestors and my ipod for tunes.

It was a real experience driving out of JFK to our destination in Connecticut. Thank god someone invented the GPS. It is a marriage saver.

Our first stop is be Old Lyme, CT.

My family came to Connecticut in the 1600s. I hope to find some old graves to photograph and continue my quilt making.

Some early settlers of Lyme, CT were the Wolston Brockway family. We plan on going to his burial site in the Duck River Cemetery

Monday, October 27, 2008

Attention WalMart Shoppers

Election Day is only 8 days away. There is still time for Sarah to head to WalMart! Keep the votes coming in.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New York to Maine

On Tuesday, ocotbeer 29th, Jeff and I are off to Maine to celebrate our friend Leanne's birthday. We will fly to New York and then drive the coast to Camden. It should be grand!