Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On Blueberry Hill.....

Yes, more Blueberries.....it seems around every hill as you travel in DownEast Maine, is another blueberry hill and the workers are raking them every day..............


another Blueberry Hill.....


and here are the tiny Maine wild blue berries!


Here we have three pounds of the little blueberries from the Berry Patch!



.....so there's been ample opportunities to stop for blueberries.....if only my freezer were just a little larger, we could transport a few more of them!! August is prime blueberry time here in Maine!

Before we left Searsport Shores, Bob made fresh Blueberry pancakes for breakfast with Jeff and Neal and Ron and Doris........



Bob making fresh Blueberry Pancakes! YUM!



Ron and Doris "Cookie", Jeff and Neal ready for Blueberry Pancakes and Maple Syrup!

Those were mighty tasty with the Maine Maple Syrup on them!!! UmmUmmm good!!! Then we said our goodbyes to Ron and Doris as we would be heading on to Bar Harbor later that day. Neal rode in the MH with us so that a plan could be made for their trip to Martha's Vineyard. Jeff followed in the car, then we spent the day in Bar Harbor eating big bowls of Lobster Stew, Chowder and toasted Lobster Rolls, overlooking Frenchmen's Bay. It was another one of those crystal clear, perfect days that we so love, here on the coast of Maine!! (I neglected to take the camera from the MH....so, Jeff will have to supply the photos from this outing!)

From Bar Harbor, we drove into Acadia National Park and up to Cadillac Mountain for the lovely views of the Porcupine Islands, and to view the spot where the sun first shines on the United States each day. I remember my mom speaking of their trips to Maine, and how they would arise around 4 am (now, I didn't know there was ANOTHER 4:00!:) ), to be at the top of Cadillac Mountain and see the sun as it's first rays fell on the USA. There are photos of she and Dad, with their traveling buddies, Jackie and Robert, and others, there with the dawning sunshine. Many years ago she gave her "travel journal" to me, in which she had detailed notes about their travels. More than once, we have followed their travel path almost exactly and stopped to read her amusing anecdotes along the the way. The small black, three-ring notebook with yellowed and frayed pages is considered one of my "treasures"!


There was also one more trip to Young's Lobster Pound, to eat Lobstah's and steamers yet again....

Waiting on the Lobstah's!



....and this photo is for Darrell.....the view of his hometown, the charming town of Belfast, viewed from across the water, at Young's wharf......................
Searsport is such a lovely spot and it has been a truly pleasant week. Jeff and Neal headed down to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, and we miss them...but we'll meet Norah and Howie up in Hermon for the Lobster Rally.......oh boy...more fun and more Lobstah!
Hugs to everyone!

9 comments:

FD5 said...

Nothing but good times and great pictures. See ya down the road.

Stay Safe

Leno said...

Ok, now you are killing me with all this lobsta and seafood talk, lol..
I miss it so much!
Sounds like you are once again having such a great time.

squawmama said...
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squawmama said...

Ok now I am jealous... Nothing better then New England food... Oh Lobstah' and steamers are just up amu alley... YUMO!!!

Have one for me!
Have Fun & Travels SAfe
Donna

Chasingthe70s said...

I remember my mom speaking of their trips to Maine, and how they would arise around 4 am (now, I didn't know there was ANOTHER 4:00!:) ), to be at the top of Cadillac


DID you follow that one?????

Glad your having a gr8 time.

Marcia and Joe said...

I always love reading your blog. Your descriptions makes it feel like I am there. Have a great time and travel safe.

Bob and Molly said...

No Joe...we did NOT follow that one :)....we were there at 3:00 in the afternoon...we don't do those AM's that come before 7 "ish" (much!)LOL Glad to see you guys are on the move again! See you sometime this year!
Molly

Hawkeye and CoderDeb said...

Oh Molly..your journey brings back such good memories for me. Maine is a wonderful state to visit. Oh.. the food..yum..yum..

Safe Travels and SKP Hugs..

Chuck & Kathy said...

Hope that I will be able to "cut and paste" your blog as we are headed to Maine next week. Glad you are having fun, but then you always do, must be cause you are such a great couple just out there loving life.