*(Etsy) Joy Spills Art
Lately I have been filled with so much anticipation and joy because one dream of mine is actually coming to fruition.
I am going to Maine. I have wanted to go there for as long as I can remember but “life” kept getting in the way. These days I realize that we can let “life” slip through our fingers or grab hold of it and just go. Doubts be Gone!
When I told my wonderful oncologist, Dr. Jeter, about the pending trip she was so excited for me…no hesitation at all. She and her husband had gone last year and she even gave me the name of a restaurant to eat at in Portland, Maine.
Don’t you just know when you have made the right choice? Everything just seems to fall so easily into place. This is how “Maine” came to be.
The Ya’s and I had talked about some kind of New England foliage trip for years…even a fall cruise…but prohibitive costs, unexpected medical surprises, and random turns of events for one or all of us kept the dream a dream…it never became a reality.
And then Anne came to me a few weeks ago and said one of her sisters, Kathy, lived in Maine and had been wanting her to come visit for quite some time plus she had a friend, Sherry, in another part of Maine (around Camden I believe) who would love to have us stay…thus saving money on lodging and for me … the delight of making new friends.
We found a quite reasonable round trip flight to Portland, Maine, then a rental car (with a birthday tag attached 🙂 and it was done. It just completely fell into place. We started calling our trip the “Spruce and Moose” Adventure….I decorated my bank envelope where I began putting money left over each month for spending money.
(*I will leave the art design to Anne and Beverly! 🙂 )
Three weeks ago one of the weekend talk shows had a segment on the Portland Head Lighthouse...the most famous photographed lighthouse in America. Another God Wink I thought…the perfect place to start…or end.
It will be a short five-day trip (October 8-12) but just long enough to see the beautiful foliage, feel the chilly air (a real fall) and return with a memory to last a lifetime.
Since Anne is familiar with Maine…I am sure she has lots of adventures in store…in fact while at ‘fiddle camp’ in Maine earlier this summer she found a place where she wanted to return …and I know it will be amazing…part of Acadia National Park.
I already know of one surprise…we are going to Bar Harbor. So excited…look at Main Street in the winter! Just as adorable in the fall.
Then on to George H. Bush’s Kennebunkport Summer Compound…the history teacher in me is beyond excited!
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
I had a cute text message /photo from “Eloise” to Boo Boo yesterday.
“It’s Almost Your Birthday”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
I am so excited about Saturday and seeing all the family! The best part of birthdays…the gathering of family.
Jake is on the mend Mandy informed me…to the point that he got to enjoy “Talk like a Pirate Day” at school. Another beautiful day…Vickie’s gorgeous coleus…