Monday, August 7, 2017

Connecticut & Maine

Greetings faithful blog readers,

We've had a glorious last couple of weeks, and I can't wait to fill you all in.

On July 25th, we left Austin for Connecticut for a wonderful ten day visit with Brendan's family. We spent four days in Connecticut, which gave us plenty of time for several visits with both sets of grandparents. Here's a photo of Boompa's garden.

We also made time for a day on Misquamicut beach in Rhode Island. 

And of course, we visited our favorite place in Niantic: Anna Pearl's Curiosities! Make sure to visit Brendan's mom and sister if you're ever in Niantic or nearby. 

Our Saturday, the six of us got our earliest ever start to Maine and avoided the traffic. We stopped for groceries before we even arrived and then immediately had time for all our favorite things like fishing and game night. 

We had the best ever fishing year (that I've seen). This was my fifth time in Maine. Check out these catches from our very first night (we put all our fish back, FYI): 

The next morning, we were up bright and early for blueberry picking:

That night, while everyone else was fishing, Brendan's mom and I cooked a feast of pasta with fresh tomatoes, blueberry pie, and blueberry cake.

The next day, we all enjoyed lobster rolls and ice cream at Tubby's before Annie and Dan headed back to Connecticut.

We found a double rainbow on our way back to the cabin. 

The four of us went fishing and caught a gorgeous sunset. 

On Tuesday, we picked raspberries, and Brendan's mom and I made the world's best raspberry pie. I mean, it was amazing! 

I don't have pictures of everything we did: thrift shopping, antiquing, more cooking, and a big game night with extended family, but I do have lots of great memories.

At least I documented all my fish, so you won't think I'm tell fish tales!

Not every catch was so good...

The best part of our trip was...everything! The worst part was our 7.5 hour delay in Boston thanks to a late Cape Air pilot (not cool Cape Air!) But after a 21 hour travel day on Friday, we made it back to Austin.

More adventures to be continued...


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