Hello! Grace here 🙂
How are you all doing on this Wellbeing-Wednesday? No really, how are you?
Me? I’m feeling much more content since the little weekend trip we took! A change of scenery (and being in a more secluded place) was just what the doctor ordered. You guessed lots of lovely destinations over the weekend… But only ONE person guessed the exact spot we travelled to!
We went to Portland in Maine!
Which means my competition winner is the lovely… Em Louise Fairley!
I’ll arrange to have your lovely seaside groovi set sent to you asap 🙂
We’re lucky to have an old friend (Marks room mate when we first met) who lives in Maine, and so we were able to drive from door to door, avoid hotels and people, and spend our weekend as a group of four doing socially distanced activities!
We drove up Thursday night… and I even helped with the driving! 😀
We worked from there on Friday, and in the afternoon we took tubes to a river for a couple of hours! We parked one car at the top of the river, and the other at the bottom! Clever 😉 And didn’t see another soul the whole time! (which of course had me wondering if it was a safe idea!!!)
Here we are, pictured floating (kind of) in some tubes, whilst Mark tries to blow more air into his floaty. We realized about half way down the river that our largest group member was definitely losing air at a rapid pace. But we survived!
If you know me, you’ll know that I spent most of the time watching the surface of the water for snakes, alligators and other river creatures, and wiggling my bottom every time I thought I felt something… But it was wonderful! And I’d do it again in a heartbeat… especially now that I know it’s reptile free!
It gets better!! On Saturday we took a ferry to an island… called Peaks Island! Oh it was GLORIOUS! I must’ve used that word 100 times…
We rented 4 bikes and spent the afternoon cycling the island…
…Stopping off at coves and empty beaches…
I have to say… my Mum (and brother) would LOVE it in Maine. It reminded me of a chilled out San Francisco, mixed with some Monterey… which is her favourite place in the world, I think.
We’ve already started talking about having a house there one day! You know when you visit somewhere and you don’t really want to leave?
That’s Portland, Maine. And when the world has normalised, and you can travel there safely… I highly recommend it!
We certainly do look very happy! In this photo, I was trying to find a way to make my arm look skinny, and this was what I came up with! Hahah! We are ridiculous sometimes, aren’t we?
So, yes… I’m looking back on a GLORIOUS weekend, despite the way the world is. It’s quite nice actually… If we were able to, we’d likely jump on a plane and go somewhere more obvious to us. But being forced to come up with compromises and plans (like tubing down a river?!) that are safe at the moment has actually helped us discover some wonderful places recently, that we otherwise may have overlooked.
There’s always a silver lining, if you look for it!
I hear it’s swelteringly hot in England at the moment, and boy do I feel for ya! Many of you know how I feel about no air conditioning! And after listening to my poor Oma tell me about how hot it was, I got online and amazon’d a big fan to them. Ever the American! Don’t suffer in silence (I know it’s the British way!). Just buy a blimmin’ fan!
If you need me, I’ll be in Maine 😉
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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