Monday, June 25, 2012

Relaxing Getaway

My husband and I celebrated 12 years of marriage the beginning of this month!  We typically like to get away for the day or for an overnight, though it tends to happen a few weeks after our actual anniversary!  My in-laws so generously took our three children all day Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday morning.  So, we took advantage and decided this year, we would opt out of staying somewhere overnight, but rather do a day trip.  It didn't take us long to decide to head to the coast.  Maine's coastline is absolutely beautiful!  I forget this at times, especially during those bitter, cold winter months!  The little coastal towns and communities are just so quaint!  We began our trip  in Camden.  Camden is truly one of our most favorite coastal communities.  We sat on a bench overlooking the harbor, and just took in that salt air and all the various boats that were docked. 

We then headed into a few adorable shoppes, and admired so many beautiful things!  I love to see the beautiful craftsmanship that is displayed in these shoppes. 

We then, spontaneously decided to travel further South down Coastal Rt. 1 to Rockland and Rockport.  My husband had never been to the breakwater/lighthouse there, and really wanted to see it.  What a gorgeous spot.  The lighthouse is approximately .75 miles off the coast, but thanks to the breakwater, that was built in the late 1800's, you can walk that near mile out to the lighthouse.  It's so picturesque!  We enjoyed our long walk out, hand-in-hand, and soaked up the salty air and scenery. 

Once we reached the lighthouse, we were able to go into the lighthouse and travel to the top.  WOW, panoramic views of ocean!  Sail boats were cruising by, and the waters were peppered with lobster traps.  We even caught a glimpse of a large fish swimming around the base of the lighthouse. 

After spending some time in absolute awe of God's beauty, we walked the .75 miles back to shore. 

From there, we continued Southbound on Coastal Rt. 1, and headed through Thomaston, Warren, Nobleboro, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, and Wiscasset, stopping periodically at Antique shops found along the way. 

What a wonderful, relaxing day we had.  We really got to enjoy the company of one another, and didn't have a care in the world.  It was rather nice!  Now, I realize this has nothing to do with home decor, but it has everything to do with "all things beautiful"!

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