Friday, May 21, 2010

Portland Maine

The first week in May I had to go to Maine for work. Since I had brand new wheels, I thought it would be a good opportunity to mix business with pleasure. Jeff got the time off work and we headed to Maine early on a Saturday morning. The drive is about 9 hours long but is breathtakingly beautiful. The weather co-operated and we thoroughly enjoyed the drive there. On Sunday, we headed to Portland to see the Headlight Lighthouse at Fort Williams Park. Last time I went to Maine I searched for it but didn't find it. I was by my lonesome and lacking a navigator. This time I had the navigator and a GPS! Enjoy a walk around the park with us.




Interesting!

Way Up!

It's amazing to think that a ship wrecked here on a clear day.


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The Lighthouse Keeper's house. (now a museum)








Mural in the Museum



Inside the Headlight Museum... a lighthouse lens.

9 comments:

Ruth said...

How glorious!

So much history . . . Longfellow!

The shot of the lighthouse on the rock is gorgeous. I love Maine.

NJ said...

Thanks Ruth! There is so much history here...I probably should have wrote more about it but where would I start.:)

Hilary said...

Oh I love lighthouses and this one sure is a beauty. Thanks for sharing. It's good to see you posting! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

NJ: I love a lighthouse and you have shown it beautifully.

NJ said...

Hilary and Fishing guy, thanks for the nice comments. Fishing guy I'm going to send my little friend round to your blog...her blog is "she loves to fish".

Rainy Daisy said...

hooray for impromptu vacations! Looks like a lovely time. I am so fascinated by relics of history...

Cheers!
Daisy

Brenda said...

I enjoyed your description, and I love the lighthouse photos.

Thanks for sharing!
-Brenda C

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Hi,
You didn't leave me your email address to email you back - but I just got your blog comment on my blog. Thanks for sharing your bluetooth story with your cell phone and your car. Luckily I dont have a touch tone screen phone (I didn't get the iphone) but that was a cute story, and I got a chuckle!

Have a great weekend!

Hilary said...

Psssst.. it's time for an update!