The Way Life Should Be
A beautiful state to get engaged!
What a whirlwind this summer has been so far! I tend to get pulled away from the computer + blog the most in warmer months - more so than I would like even though I'm off enjoying life! Weekends have been filled with the unbeatable summer in New England routine - beach, lake, camping, hiking - then pile on extremely busy work weeks (and even a work weekend), add in weeknight blog events, a dash of planning for my sisters wedding shower and bachelorette party and it all adds up to less time for this little hobby!
June went by in a blink - we celebrated a lot - really soaked it all in and enjoyed telling friends and family about our engagement in person. (Come to think of it, I announced it on Instagram but never even made it to Facebook.) We had a lot of home time and city time - cookouts, gardening, drinks and dinners. Simultaneously, I mourned the loss of a dear friend I've had since childhood, an unexpected death that really shook me and the entire Yarmouth/Dennis/Cape crew/community I grew up with. A reminder for sure to live it all to the fullest.
We spent 4th of July at the (sister + brother in law's) house on Lake Winnepesauke followed by a camping + hiking weekend in Crawford Notch. Back to back New Hampshire weekends in the Lakes Region and the White Mountain National Forest, respectively, reminded me of how much I love that state....
...and how each New England state now holds a really special place! MA - everything! my forever home!, VT - my winter home! skiing!, NH - UNH! college!, CT - where both my parents grew up, endless family gatherings, and now ME - engaged! (Sorry, Rhode Island, I've got nothing of importance!)
I digress. I wanted to share more Maine photos! Hope you enjoy!
1-5 | Maine State Ferry - Lincolnville --> Islesboro
6-11| Exploring the charming, tiny Islesboro town center: Dark Harbor Shop / Antiques / Williams Bros. Plus a little engagement lunch from the Dark Harbor Shop counter - melted ham and swiss w tomato + onion on an english muffin.
12 - 18 | Our memorable Friday night dinner in downtown Camden at the distinctive + precious Harstone Inn. My stuffed lobster tail with parmesan risotto and zucchini + summer squash ribbons and that lemon poppyseed souffle were so, so good. (Saturday night dinner coming in a separate post.)
19 - 24 | Camden Hills State Park: Camden Harbor views from Mount Battie Tower + a hike to the summit of Mount Megunticook.