The Casting Dock

The Way Life Should Be.

Jerry and I spent this past weekend in the glorious state of Maine with this lovely couple, one of our favorites:

If you have never been to Maine, believe me when I tell you, you are missing out.  I too used to underestimate this great state (Maine?? Why would someone want to go to Maine?). Oh how I was proven wrong.  And very quickly too.  The landscape is BEAUTIFUL.  The people are the friendliest New Englanders that I have come across…granted, that might not be saying a lot given the general range of friendliness in New England is far below what I am accustomed to in the South…but still.  People actually say hello to you when you pass.  You get some mountains, a lot of ocean, gorgeous changing leaves in the fall, some history, a little city life, fresh lobster and giant summer blueberries, and just a slower pace to life.  It is, after all, the way life should be. The state of Maine sign says so.  And it lives up to it’s billing.  Or at least it has for me.

My mom has a summer house in Maine that’s only about 90 miles from where I live in Massachusetts.  Suffice it to say, it gets good use from at least one member of my family (the rest of them live in Texas and rarely make the journey).  It’s a sentimental house to me for sure.  I remind my mom of this fact often when she rants about it as “the money pit” and threatens to sell.  I retreated to this house throughout my time in college, have countless amazing memories with my closest friends there, and it’s super sentimental to Jerry and me as a couple.  It was host to our first kiss, the day we got engaged, Jerry’s bachelor party, and dozens of vacations throughout our  time together.  I think the day Jerry proposed there really cemented it in our family for generations (I told you he was a smart cookie…)…much to my mother’s chagrin.

As the Mainers say, it’s worth a visit, worth a lifetime.  You should really check it out.  It won’t disappoint.

1 comment

1 noche { 10.19.10 at 1:42 am }

Now Lisa…you make me sound like a crotchety miser…he,he. I love the pictures…makes me want to be there. Tell the “smart cookie” hello for me!!

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