It has been a few days since I have been back from my vacation in Maine, but I think I am still coming down. I really could wake up everyday there, with the sound of the waves, the stillness of the mornings. How many more years till my retirement?
Tomorrow I am travelling again for work so I won’t be posting much, but I will be linking up tomorrow for Show Us Your Books, with Jana and Steph so be sure and check back in for what I’ve been reading. I am almost done with both book challenges.
Maine is all about just sitting around the yard with family, reading, talking and just being with family. We walk the beaches everyday, I ended up with a full pail of white stones and shells. It’s an addiction of mine. We head into town for ice cream or some shopping but still make time for afternoon naps. Each person makes a dinner for one of the nights.
Well then lets get to it since it is going to be pretty picture heavy.
After such a horrible Winter it seems we are having a brutal allergy season. With that my A/C was getting more and more dirty with pollen and other debris getting into it, and I started to see some black mold spores too so I conquered cleaning it. I clean it usually after every season but it really couldn’t wait since I have been coughing for the last two weeks. Winner, winner!
How was your weekend?
Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.
more coffee, less talky says
oh maine – one of the places on my list of places to visit. my sister goes every year but she always goes during a time when we can’t go with her!! those pictures are divine.
i hate cleaning out stuff like the ac/windows/basically anything where a lot of debris/build-up of crap can happen. once a year i have to clean my window sills from the months-long condensation buildup during the winter..it’s my worst chore!! glad you were able to clear your ac of all that junk!
It is so beautiful there and such a slower relaxed lifestyle. It is such a chore and I hate it but I am breathing easier at least!
Linda sheridan says
Beautiful pictures. I am an avid sheller and stoner (lol) whenever I get the chance. Lovely finds. Have an easy week !
Love, SMD’s Momma
Thank you! I love having the mementos too.
Heather @ My Little HEA says
Looks like such a great, relaxing family weekend! Loving that outdoor chapel, looks so peaceful. Good for you getting that AC taken care of, hope you get to feeling better with the coughs, no bueno. Have a great week!
It was really nice and we had a picnic there as well. I slept so much better last night with it all cleaned out.
Maine looks stunning! I would be eager to get back there, too. And go you for conquering that deep cleaning!
Maine is so beautiful, I would love to retire there one day.
Kay R. says
What beautiful photos!! The beaches look stunning – as does your ice cream cone. So glad you were able to get away and just relax.
It is so nice to wake to the sound of the ocean. It was so peaceful. It was perfect, thank you.
I love vacation posts, pictures are my favorite. The no signs sign rocks!
Isn’t it hilarious. I guess they didn’t mean that sign! 😉
Looks like an amazing time…great memories thanks for sharing!
Such a good time, just nice to be around family!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m glad you had a nice and relaxing trip! Countdown to retirement is on.
It was so nice, I wish I was still there. Just a few decades more. Haha!
Biana @ Blovedboston says
I loved seeing all your beautiful photos from Maine – it’s such a great vacation spot! I hope work travel goes easy for you this week! xo, biana
It was so nice to watch the sunrise with the sound of the waves. Fingers crossed!
Don’t you get so disgusted when you pull certain things out to clean them sometimes?! This happened with me behind the dryer not too long ago. I could’ve knit a sweater out of all the dust that was back there!
Ugh! yes, exactly. It is those things we forget about but can make a huge difference when they are clean.
Jana @ Jana Says says
Maine is on my travel bucket list, and these pictures prove why. I think we might have to out it on our radar for next summer.
You should it is so beautiful there. So many great places to see there.
what gorgeous pictures! i can see why you want to wake up every morning there 😉
i had no idea you could / should clean your air conditioner! woah. i should tell my husband lol.
It was so amazing. Yeah it is so important to clean it every year or two, it gets so dirty.
Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis says
Sounds like a nice little getaway with beautiful sunsets and nice walks on the beat. You also can’t beat family tim!
It was so nice and it’s always nice to get some quiet time with family.
The ice cream looks tasty.
Thank you. It was so good and creamy, love little ice cream shops like that they always taste better.
Meghan @ Champagne & Suburbs says
I love how awesome you are around your house! You go girl! And I love all your pics from Maine. It’s on my list of places to visit! And you know I ALWAYS look forward to the Seamus sightings! xo
Aww thanks. Someone has to do it. 😉 Maine is a must see I think. Thank you, I love his little face!
Maine looks and sounds heavenly!! It would take me a while to snap back to reality too
It is the best!! It is going to take awhile since this week is a work trip.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
Looks like an amazing trip (don’t forget to link it up on Wednesday for our Wanderlust linkup!). So many gorgeous pics, especially those sunset photos… Amazing!
Thank you for reminding me!! It was so pretty there and relaxing!
Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand says
Something I love about the land of bloggerville – I get to travel to places that I’ve never been…like Maine. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a terribly relaxing time. Actually, i don’t know why I used the term “terribly” because it doesn’t look terrible at all! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been reading!
It is my favorite destination spot. I like how slow the pace is and the scenery is just gorgeous.
elle sees says
such great pics. it sounds like this trip was just what was needed. i love maine and haven’t been there in years! looks like a wonderful time, kerry! here’s to getting back into the swing of things. post-vacation is the worst!
Thank you, it was exactly what I needed. I am actually on a business trip this week so I will have to play catch up again! Oh brother, soon!
Beautiful pictures! Glad you had a nice vacation. I haven’t been to Maine in ages. You totally have me wanting to go visit.
You should make a trip up there again soon! It’s just so pretty.
Maine looks absolutely incredible and I would love the chance to visit some day! I have really enjoyed all your pictures on Instagram too!
Thank you. Maine is a must see, it is just so picturesque. So peaceful too.
Kimberlee @ I Have A Degree In This! says
Maine looks beautiful! I have a co-worker from there and it sounds lovely. Definitely adding it to my list of places to visit 🙂
It is such a slower pace and I love it. So relaxing!