Monday, July 14, 2014

Portland Head Light

Friday's Story without much commentary... 

 ~picnic spot under the Casco Bay Bridge~


 ~our destination~



~staking out claims on the compass rose~

 ~sightseers~

 ~iconic roofline~

 ~we all went in~



 ~tide just coming in~

 ~schooner~

~time to go home~

Going home meant stopping for an ice cream cone on the way and ordering pizza for supper where the grands' dad joined us. It was a beautiful day all around!


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45 comments:

  1. A beautiful place- would love to see that in person. Looks like the grands had a ball!

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  2. Maine is such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the day with us too. This makes me want to return and visit our dear friend that lives in Portland. I was amazed at how nice that little town is / was. Time to plan another vacation there me thinks .... ~:))

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  3. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous and fun fun fun for all!

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  4. Interesting things to see and do, ice cream and then pizza - that's pretty much a perfect day with the grands isn't it grandma?

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  5. Such beautiful pictures! And how neat that you were actually there! When I was choosing the lighthouse design for my sister, I just picked the one I thought was most beautiful (there were about 10 to chose from) and it was this one. Your right. it was pretty accurate. Sounds like it was the perfect grand kid day to me! Glad you enjoyed...

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  6. Sigh ... looks like it was a perfect day by the water!

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  7. It does indeed look like a beautiful day from start to finish. What an awesome spot for a picnic. I would have found it hard to come back home.
    Your photos are also beautiful. I see some real note card potential there.

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  8. What a gorgeous day to be at the ocean. Your photos of the Portland Head Light and the water are beautiful. Have a great week Vee!

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  9. Ah, what a great outing! Who doesn't love a beautiful lighthouse and the ocean. - and the grandkids! Have a wonderful week, Vee.

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  10. It looks like you had perfect weather for your day out! Did you dip your toes in the water, too? Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  11. So gorgeous!!
    I. WANT. TO. COME. TO. MAINE! (Said in my most whiny toddler voice.)
    Maine is beautiful. Maine is idyllic. Maine has you. Maine has my family!!!
    (It's one of those days. I'll stop.)

    It was a beautiful day for you to make memories with the boys and your daughter!

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  12. What a beautiful day. Photos are great and I know the fun of a beach trip. Hope this comment will send you to my new blog.

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  13. Beautiful!

    I loved our brief visit to Maine and want to come back! Maybe Cheryl and I'll have to take a road trip! What a gorgeous day to spend at the beach and that lighthouse!

    Deanna

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  15. Beautiful photos ! Looks and sounds like a fun time had by all ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  16. What gorgeous blues! As a mountaineer, all that water looks enticing, and a bit daunting, but I'd love to give it a go sometime.

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  17. What a beautiful way to spend the day. That water is calling me....

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  18. My comment... I want to be there... right now!

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  19. Days like that is my favorite image of America as I hope it will always be. Beautiful scenes and wonderful photography capturing the feeling of day.

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  20. Now that brings back memories...except for the getting wet part! I can picture it perfectly...including the Casco bridge. Fun times...then and now! It's always sunny and beautiful at Portland Head, right?

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  21. It does look like a day you want to secure in your memory bank. I can't get over how gorgeous the blue is in the sky and water.

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  22. What splendid pictures! They told the story of a beautiful, memorable day. WOW!!

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  23. This looked like a perfect day out, Vee! I love all the bright blues in your photos. Do you find shells along the shore? I love lighthouses, and the Portland Head Light is one of my all time favorite! I saw it ten years ago, and was thrilled to be able to touch it. I saw three new lighthouses on the Outer Banks in NC last week--one was the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse that had to be moved away from the eroding shore 15 or so years ago.

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  24. I love lighthouses also. Portland Head Light is one of the most beautiful! Your photos remind of the day we went with our grands to the lighthouse as well as others in the area. ♥

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  25. A gorgeous day and a great adventure. That water is so blue! Great shots Vee.

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  26. Sigh, I so want to live in Maine!! Thanks for sharing your pics..Blessings

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  27. Hey - that looks like fun and you got some great pictures!

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  28. Gorgeous colors. I can almost smell those Atlantic sea breezes. Your daughter's orange outfit suits her well with her dark hair. Ice cream followed by pizza sounds like the perfect summer meal.

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  29. Beautiful photos Vee!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  30. Oh wow...looks like the perfect day! Beautiful, beautiful photos!

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  31. Such a beautiful blue that water is! And that schooner just looks from another century. Sounds like a fun day Vee.

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  32. Looks like you all had a grand time. I've been there. Love the pic of the boys in the water. ~ Abby

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  33. A picture perfect day. Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you have a good evening.

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  34. It looks and sounds like a perfect day. Sunshine, people you love, water, and all the rest. Do you ever wonder if this will be the day that your grandkids look back on and remember as a special day in their childhood?

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  35. What a great day. Love all the photos, but that lighthouse shot is super nice.

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  36. Love Maine and that lighthouse! I have been there a couple of times and would love to go back

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  37. Great photos Vee, of a wonderful day. Love the shoe shot! That Portland Head light is so photogenic... I hope to get there this summer...

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  38. Looks like a beautiful place! I love the sea, :)

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  39. I loved seeing the photos of this beautiful day, Vee! The bright blue sky and the water and the kids...ahhhh...summer at its best! xo

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  40. I've always heard of how beautiful the Maine coast was, now I know why, beautiful just beautiful!

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  41. I remember the lighthouse area with great fondness! It looks like you made some beautiful memories with those grands.

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  42. Looks and sounds like a wonderful day of making sweet memories. Love the shot of the craggy rocks!

    Leann

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