Saturday, June 2, 2012

Our Lame Tame Adventure

It's so embarrassing that I hardly want to tell you. What do two old duffahs from  our corner do for excitement? Follow along, but I'm warning you: Dullsville.

 On the Road Again

Straight to one of John's favorite spots on earth for lunch. His: Lobster Salad Roll - Hers: Haddock sandwich

 A little rest area along the Crooked River in Western Maine

 John may have had too much lobster roll!

 The water was roiling

 Dancing

Rushing — Such beautiful colors

 Our Destination: Sherman Farm in North Conway, NH

 For these babies (bottle toppers for glass cream and milk bottles)

 Hmmmm...someone is a little roly-poly herself... A vintage map of my town  (found in a thrift store) and before my street even existed

We've got to stop ending our days this way!


Love Vee

52 comments:

  1. That's the kind of excitement I love. It looks like a beautiful, peaceful day. Those sandwiches look yummy. If we had a river like that near us, I'd set up a tent and try to homestead!! You had the perfect road adventure!

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  2. Sounds like a fun relaxing day to me as well. So cool that you found that map....did you buy it? John looks like he was enjoying the day. Good for you taking time to enjoy the moment!

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  3. From where I'm sitting, your 'lame tame and dull' mini break looks like a little bit of heaven to me. The food looks gorgeous, for starters, as does the beautiful Crooked River. I visited Maine many, many years ago (Scarborough, to be exact) and loved it there, and wished I could live there. So much natural magic and rugged beauty the further north you go, but all of New England is beautiful to me.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Wow. Guess I must be an old duffah. To me, that looks a delightful day, indeed!
    I'll have to inform Mister of his official old duffah status too.

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  5. Looks like my kind of excitement. That sandwich looks amazing. We were just discussing the fact that we've never had a lobster roll sandwich...

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  6. That wasn't dull at all! It was a needed break, you have a scrumptious lunch, fresh air, new scenery, shopping, and ice cream! A rousing success, I say. And that is sheer joy on John's face!

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  7. I love road trips with my hubby. This looks like a great day. Beautiful scenery, ice cream....what could be better?

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  8. Just getting out and about is an adventure! You had an errand (the bottle caps) but you made a day of it and had a lot of fun along the way. Love John's laughing face. That haddock sandwich looked pretty amazing.

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  9. That sounds like a perfect day to me! Did you buy that great map?

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  10. This is our kind of adventure. And we haven't done much of it lately ... too many responsibilities, But I love spending time wandering with my hubby like this! And you still have glass milk bottles? Delivered to your door? Have a good weekend! We could use a little of your rain!

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  11. Sounds like a pretty danged nice adventure to me, actually.

    How I love Maine and NH - you live in such a beautiful "neck of the woods," so to speak.

    And YES to stopping for ice cream on your way home, absolutely!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your day!

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  12. It looks like the perfect adventure! The way we love to spend a day out and about! Did you buy some of the fresh produce? The asparagus sounds good!

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  13. That is my kind of roadtrip Vee! I love lobster rolls and fries, and roadside picnic tables and streams. The bottle stoppers are really neat. Are they for old cream bottles? And ice cream at the end is a grand idea! A fun day!!

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  14. That looks like the perfect little getaway to me. That sandwich looks delish! The one and only time I've been to the northeast, we were advised to visit North Conway for the outlet malls.
    What a great find that map is!
    Hope your weekend is a good one.

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  15. Oh Vee, this is my kind of a day and definitely enough excitement. I could have been a stowaway and you would never have known except for the sound of me eating a lobster roll and 'sighing'. Oh, if I ever get to Maine, I would have one daily for the duration of the trip! That map is a great find, very special. Probably the reason you just knew you had to go on an adventure that day. Ice cream is a sweet ending to any road trip. xo

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  16. Oh I soo agree with everyone else. Definitely MY kind of an adventure. I could have sat and watched that river for hours....so pretty and restful. Lunched looked GREAT, and everyday ends better with ice cream right? Enjoy the rest of your week-end!

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  17. Pouting here because we have absolutely NO chance of getting lobster salad rolls here in Utah. Frog Eye Salad, yes, but no lobster salad, rolled or otherwise.

    Next time you two have an urge to take a ramble around ride, head to the Penacook Island in NH, and see my ancestor's statue there...the Hannah Dustin/Duston memorial.

    It is the fir st statue of a woman in America, and was dedicated right after the civil war as a tribute to Motherhood. Walk to the island via a foot bridge. Lovely place for a picnic.

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  18. John looks absolutely delirious. You should take him out to eat more often!I think a lobster roll is the only thing I DIDN'T eat when I visited Maine, though people tried to talk me into it. I just stuck with lobster, lobster stew, and the lovely, lovely clam chowder. You have such pretty scenery up there!
    Debbie

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  19. -chuckle- A new term is born! "Exceeding Happiness Via Lobster Roll" ,-)))

    Oh that roiling, dancing water! How could any junket, featuring that, be called dull?!?

    And just look at the lovely sunshine! -happy sigh-

    Harumph... Our sunshine has been replaced by rain, in these parts. Probably the same, over your way.

    But look at the fun you had!!!!

    Slowly, silently, now the moon
    Walks the night in her silver shoon;
    This way, and that, she peers, and sees
    Silver fruit upon silver trees...

    - Walter de la Mare

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  20. I think it looks great, especially the water. Our adventures have to be mini (too many unsupervised teenagers at home is not a good thing ;) so sometimes we just go to the gas station and get a fountain drink and drive around the backroads.

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  21. It looks perfect! The water and peaceful spot drew me right in. The food?? It's one more reason why I keep telling my hubby we need to take a trip to the Maine, N.H. and N.Y. area... one main reason being fresh lobster! Don't quit now... you have so many places to visit up there!

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  22. I didn't think it was dullsville one bit. I loved this post.
    I'd love either of those lunches.

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  23. The first thing I said to myself was, "WHAT'S tame about that? They're on motorcycles!!" HA.

    Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day. I'd walk a mile for a lobster roll. Never had one. Here in the midwest they'd probably cost $50.

    I'm drooling over that vintage map. How cool. It sounds like you had a wonderful day away from it all. Good for you!

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  24. Oh jeesh... Now I'm hungry!
    Looks like a perfect day to me!!! I am planning a drive tomorrow. Weather is perfect.

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  25. O my goodness - yummy - I wanted to reach out and take a bit... I bet the break of the table was a surprise - wink! I love ice cream too..
    Hugs..

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  26. I enjoyed your day - lol. Loved those rushing waters. sandie

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  27. I loved your adventure, I'll take it any day! However, my first choice would be your lunch...it looks so good!!!!

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  28. Then you can call me an old "duffah" too...because it looks like a delightful day from my perspective! Food...beautiful scenery...shopping...food...
    What's not to like?

    Glad you had a getaway...and that John joined you! (I suspected that he would.) :D

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  29. Lovely! Sounds like my kind of day ;)

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  30. Sounds like a fun trip to me! I'm always amazed when two states are mentioned in the same day trip (: It takes hours to get out of my state ~ although I CAN
    go to the mountains, the desert, the beach or Disneyland in a day (:

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  31. Hi Vee!

    Looks like my kind of excitement!! Noting better than a day out with your fella, taking in beautiful scenery, and eating ice cream!! Yummy! The lobster roll and haddock sandwich looked scrumptious too!! So glad you had fun!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  32. A day of delights, hitting the road, great company, the beauty of nature, and not to go unappreciated (it wasn't I'm sure) delicious food!

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  33. Looks like you had a great little trip!

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  34. Hi Vee!

    Just me again! I don't attend all of the games - I try to get to most of them. With three grands playing or participating in sports it's hard to get to all the games. I have a granddaughter, Emily, who is on a swim team, and I have yet to get to one of her practices!! Hopefully this week . . . :0)

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  35. I'd love a 'dull' day like yours! Going out to eat is one of my favorite things to do and seeing that nice creek would be fun, too! Looks like John was enjoying his day...hope you did, too! Your food looks scrumptious.

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  36. Vee
    You call that Dullsville? I call that living life to it's fullest.
    Beautiful scenery, a yummy lunch,
    treasure shopping and a sweet treat to end the day. It just doesn't get any better!

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  37. I enjoyed looking over your adventurous shoulder, Vee.. and you saved the best for last.
    cheers

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  38. Looks like a perfect day to me! That river is beautiful....John looked like he was having a delightful time!

    Deanna

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  39. That doesn't sound dull at all. A lovely day spent enjoying your day together. Sounds just perfect. : )

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  40. Oh! What fun! I would have LOVED to go along with you! Some of my favorite things to do seemed to fill your day. I love your part of the country, but have never been to Maine.
    We picked apples in New Hampshire on our only visit there two years ago this fall.

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  41. What a whim this looks like it was Vee, All I can say is if I lived nearby you might have found a stowaway on board. I think John was needing the getaway as much as you, he looks like one happy kid!!
    Next time don't forget to take along your friend Sue! ~smile~
    Hugs!!!

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  42. Oh my goodness, Vee! Why have I thought all this time that you were a west coast girl..?...? Well, now that that is out of the wat...

    Our adventures generally involve a favorite restaurant and tramping around "new" familiar territory. Sometimes there is an adventure, but mostly we just enjoy the same "dull" day we started out with...just a little more well-fed than normal.

    So....if your adventures bring you a little south...stop to see me down here in Delaware!

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  43. Unfort. due to slowpy doapy internet, I can not view the pics. ANYWAYS--Sounds like a divine day! I love lobster rolls, I had a chicken (since I am allergic to shrimp) po boy today. Emmmmm good. of course the hubby and boy had shrimp po boys.

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  44. A fish sandwich...a stop along the river...a visit to Sherman Farms...and ice-cream for dessert. It sounds like the perfect get-away to me!

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  45. Especially perfect since it looks like you had sunshine! (I meant to add that.)

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  46. Sounds like my kind of day--clear through to the end! What is there about a day out and about that demands a cone at the end? I hope you got something with chocolate in it. :-p

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  47. Yumm! I remember those lobster rolls! You introduced us to them; a new treat for us - but the best treat was the time we had to visit with you! We even did get to Gifford's icecream while we were in the area! Wow, you've awakened some great memories from last summer and we'd have loved to join you on your Saturday cruise!

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  48. Your Day trip looks just perfect to me....cruising along and stopping by a stream. ...listening to music as you rolled along and seeing what's down the road or even just around the corner. Just think of what a beautiful green summer you'll have after all this rain!

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  49. What I would give for a lobster roll right now! Both of your lunches looked amazing! I've never seen John look happier --I guess a little get away from home was good for both of you!

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  50. I loved your little adventure! Such a beautiful river there - needs painting - since your daughter is closer, tell her I said it needs painting! Now, as for old duffahs - I never heard that word - we call 'em "old f*rts" down here... I plan on not getting old - I refuse to be labeled as such. :)

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  51. Love the trip....and you KNOW the love affair I have with WATER...

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  52. Why in the world would you think this was dullsville? I think it sounds absolutely wonderful!

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