Friday, November 3, 2017

Some family pics; Pawtuckaway, NH; TwoTen Oyster, RI; Portland Head Light,Maine; The Old Mill,Massachussetts

The Maine Marathon Website follows a path from Portland ,Maine to Falmouth , Maine and back. Sean was enjoying his run.
 And then he saw his Mom cheering him on on the sidelines.
A quick hug, and back on his way.
Jan and I have enjoyed White Lake State Park in Tamworth, New Hampshire.  We headed here after the marathon. And enjoyed a meal with Sean and Bailey at The Corner House Inn.  Such a relaxing , comfortable , old restaurant with great food!
Note their menu.  And they also have live music on weekends.
Website for Corner House Inn
We had a number of things to take care of with Lady Blue.  She now has a new kitchen faucet that works so much better.  Also some maintenance on the Onan 4000 generator. Before this , Lady Blue had also had her 75,000 mile checkup which meant checking everything and changing the oil and grease in everything. While we were close by in New Hampshire, we headed over some back roads to Pawtuckaway State Park in Raymond for some hiking.
Along the Fundy hiking trail, we saw one of the largest wasps nest we had seen in a while.
For some reason, there are certain pictures that both Jan and I really enjoy.  Maybe, some of the early color. Or the reflections in the water.  Or just that inviting stream that leads ---where?
This was taken at the boat launch on Fundy trail.
What we don't usually see much of outside of New England.  A great wood trail with many different stone walls.  Sometimes granite. Sometimes other rocks. 
Showing Grandma how he plays piano.
His lesson book is above. He has a local teacher who seems to be inspiring some good practice.
Play it this way Grandpa!
With a favorite doll.
Sometimes we can be serious, Grandpa.
This keyboard does all kinds of things, Grandpa.
A great hike with everyone at the Joe English Preserve, along the Storybook Trail.  A great hike with many signs that could be read by young ones.
A great visit with Gary. Aunt Marsha had a chance to join as well.  On Sunday, we all headed to the Two Ten Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. 
We were going to leave this picture out, because it came out so blurry.  But we agreed, sometimes pictures are all about the memory of the moment and not about how great the picture might be.  This was a great memory!
A view from our table at Two Ten.
Of course oysters!  These oyster were from three different areas in Rhode Island.  Watch Hill, Rocky Road, and Beaver Tail.  
And yes, there is a difference depending on where they are harvested.

Jan and I had an appointment back in Portland so we took advantage of the opportunity to ride through York , Maine again and stop to look at Nubble Light
Also a stop in Ogunquit, Maine to walk the shops and the Marginal Way along the shore.  That of course is followed by mandatory lobster at Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove.
Not sure what kind of flower this is, but it was growing along the walkway to the beach from Marginal Way.These flowers had attracted more than a dozen Monarch Butterflies.

We were lucky to have a chance to visit with Madison as her Dad took us on a tour of Portland that included a visit to Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
 The light house is only about 5 miles southeast of Portland, Maine.
The grounds include a nice walking trail, picnic tables, and more.
Before leaving New England , we stop by Westminster, Massachusetts to visit with Cliff and Vicki.  A lunch at
The Old Mill seems to be appropriate.
The grounds are always well maintained and improved as needed.
The covered bridge walkway gives a chance to view the ducks and the waterfall.
Since 1761. This website gives some history and menus from the restaurant.   The Old Mill Restaurant

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