Traveling Through New England (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, I wrote here about my husband and I getting away without our kids for a week this summer. Well, the week is here and we're having a blast! We dropped our three youngest off for sleep away camp in Western New York Sunday night and have been on our own since. There are so many beautiful sights in this part of the country and I thought I'd share some of what we've seen so far.

I love history, so New England is like Candyland for me. There is so much to see everywhere I look and so much of it has beautiful character and a story behind it.

So far, we've visited Portsmouth, New Hampshire...

Love this old building and water view.

Kennebunkport, Maine...

Beautiful beaches in Kennebunkport. So much different than what I've seen in the South.

And Portland, Maine...

Getting ready for dinner on the town!

Riding bikes around Peaks Island, Maine, just a short ferry ride over from Portland.

Gorgeous views on Peaks Island.

Before dinner at The Lobster Shack overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Maine is beautiful!

I hope you've enjoyed this little taste of some of the sights in New England. I've seen so many gorgeous old homes too, but there's no way for me to take a picture that will do them justice. The character is evident in the neighborhoods and gardens and elaborate detail to the outside of the homes. I'm sure my husband is tired of me exclaiming at all the neat ones I see, but I can't help it! He'll just have to bear it for a few more days!

Until next time, I leave you with one I took for my mom who loves Queen Anne's lace...

Along coast at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

*To read about the second half of our trip, click here.



23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness . . . New England is gorgeous!
    I haven't been on that coast, yet ;0) So until then, I enjoy seeing photos like yours.
    You look so happy and relaxed. I loved reading that you rode bikes on Peak's Island. Isn't that fun!!
    Thanks for sharing with us :0)
    Have a great weekend, Marie!
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Riding bikes on vacation is one of our favorite things to do. We head home today, so it's back to reality!

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful picture of Queen Anne's Lace! So simple, yet elegant! So delicate, yet strong! Seeing the pictures of New England makes me want to visit and explore!

    Mom

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  3. Looks fabulous Marie. Have been to New England a couple of times but never to any of the locations you've mentioned. Happy to hear you're having a lovely time x

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    1. Thanks, Izzie! It's back to reality today! :)

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  4. I have always wanted to see this part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful place! It reminds me a little bit of Green Gables. Would love to visit some day! Priscila. Unfadingbeautyblog.com

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    1. I think I'd love Green Gables! I've never been, but I love the books!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I've never been to New England but just feel that I would love it there. Glad you had a great trip!

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  7. I love New England! I have a friend who is from Maine and I've been back with her to visit twice. We explored Peaks Island and hit up some beaches. There are so many beautiful lakes! How fun that you go to go! Also I've been out the blogging scene on vacation and FYI your blog was one the first ones I've raced to catch up on! Love it!

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    1. That is so flattering, Leilani! :) Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful vacation, too and maybe I'll get to read a little about it on your blog!

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  8. I've never been to New England, but it looks lovely! Thanks for sharing your pictures - what a fun trip.

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    1. Thanks, Lana! I know you just got back, too. I hope your trip was fantastic!

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  9. Seth and I were in Maine as part of a college geography trip. We were only there long enough for him to run into the ocean and turn around and come back (it was May and freeeeezing) and to eat a lobster or two. We would love to go back! Beautiful pictures!

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    1. At least you got to try the lobster! Very tasty! :)

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  10. Camt remember the last time this happened to me & my husband! Looks so much fun you guys! #MagicMoments

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  11. Looks like a great time...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  12. I can't believe we haven't made it to Maine yet! We really must go :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, what beautiful trip thus far. I love all the photos and the views. I can't stop saying WOW!! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I look forward to part 2! #sharewithme

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