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Friday, July 30, 2010

B&B Friday (7/30/10)!

Happy Friday, all!
Have anything interesting planned this weekend?


(Jamaica, VT)

"Peacefully set among the Green Mountains, this Southern Vermont Country Inn overlooks the woodlands and trails of Jamaica State Park and is just minutes away from Stratton, Bromley and Magic Mountain Ski areas.
With its wide-planked pine walls known as "King's Wood" and massive center chimney with multiple fireplaces, the Three Mountain Inn has an abundance of history and a sense of luxury.
Whether you enjoy a romantic dinner in our award winning restaurant, relax by one of the many fireplaces, indulge in a three-course breakfast, or explore the various outdoor possibilities; the Three Mountain Inn, A Southern Vermont Country Bed and Breakfast, will revive your senses."

Rates: $169-235

(Clinton, CT)

"This c.1734 National Historic Register Connecticut bed & breakfast is a colonial charmer in Clinton, Connecticut, a quintessential New England shoreline village steeped in colonial history, beautiful harbors, rivers & beaches. Ideally situated on the picturesque Liberty Green of Clinton, CT, once a militia muster field & Revolutionary War encampment visited by General Washington & Lafayette! We are a short stroll to:  the quaint village shops, antiquing, restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, old house museums, live theater, spas, art galleries, summer concerts and fairs, farmers market, canoe/kayak rental/launch site, fishing spots, and the beach!  This charming Connecticut bed and breakfast, features 4 elegantly decorated & romantically furnished rooms, each with a queen or king canopy bed, 2-person jacuzzi, private bath, sitting area, cable TV, DVD, hi-speed wireless, & a delicious home-made breakfast! You may enjoy your breakfast in our country kitchen, or on our front porch overlooking the Liberty Green."

Rates: $135-220

(Lenox, MA)

"Birchwood Inn, which has been welcoming friends since 1767, is the only  Lenox Inn on the National Register of Historic Places.
Secluded among white birches, stately oaks, and towering pines, this bed and breakfast inn has the pastoral stillness of a country morning yet is only a short walk to the celebrated restaurants, shops, galleries of historic Lenox.
Antiques, collectibles, quilts, and featherbeds are very much at home in our 12-guest room Colonial Revival mansion with seven working fireplaces."

Rates: $175-345

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maine Lobster Festival!

Starting from August 4th through the 8th, 
Rockland, ME will be hosting their 63rd annual

Activities will  include nautical-themed children games, amateur
cooking contests, musical entertainment, the crowning of the
2010 "Sea Goddess," various vendors, road races, and of
course... the consumption of delicious, mouth-watering food!

The very first Maine Lobster Festival was
celebrated in Camden, Maine in 1947; that
tradition has been kept alive ever since!

c. 1950s


So if you're in the Rockland area next week,
be should to come and bring your appetite...

This is one New England event not to be missed!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Weekend in Kennebunkport

Before you start assuming I spontaneously
took a weekend trip to beautiful Maine,
you're wrong... though I wish I did!

Instead, I've come up with a cute idea for 
those who are suffering travel withdrawals:
enact a make-believe weekend getaway
at a special New England location!

And this weekend trip is to
Kennebunkport, ME

 All packed? That was fast.
Alright, now... let's go!

Where we're staying...

  Maine Stay Inn

In this room (Room 12)

Day One

After arriving and settling in the
inn for a bit, let's go out and
explore the town!

One Dock Square

Charming shops

Beautiful views of the harbor

Hungry? Let's grab some lunch...

I think I'll go for the Clam Cake Sandwich!

Now that we're all full (for now), I feel
like doing a little shopping around town...

Cute stuff at Beach Grass Shop!:

Wall sign

Rustic Mermaid Wall Art

Vintage Sign

"Seas the Day" Seashell Clock

After we finish browsing, we should 
rest for a bit back at the inn...

The parlor

I forgot to mention that there's
also an on-site spa at the inn!
Care to get one with me?

Whew, time flies when you're relaxing--
it's dinner time already!...

Oceanfront views 


I don't think you can beat that view!

Day Two

Breakfast at the inn...

What a way to start the day!

I thought we'd start the day by going on a  
Lobster Boat Tour at Nonantum Resort Marina...

"The Rugosa, named for the beautiful seaspray rose that lines our coast, is a fully restored, 1963 oak planked lobster-style boat that offers a 1 to 1 1/2 hour tour of the Kennebunk River and the beautiful Kennebunk coastline. During the trip your captain and sternman (or woman) will educate you on the regulations, techniques, lore and art of catching/trapping lobster. This lesson includes the life cycle of the lobster, the process of mating and molting, the lobster migration, and the laws and regulations that help protect this very vital Maine fishery. The Rugosa offers a very hands on approach to lobstering, so after a short trip up the coastline to see the beautiful homes of Ocean Avenue, the highly photographed Walker's Point, and a peak at Bumpkin Island to search for harbor seals and cormorants, the Rugosa turns back to Kennebunkport in time to haul a few traps. It's now time to put your new education to work and learn how to hook and haul traps, measure, band, notch, and determine the sex of your catch, as well as bait, throw back shorts and inspect other creatures of the sea."

That was fun! All this lobster hauling
has made me completely famished!...

Alisson's Restaurant

What will you be having?

Finished? Now, let's do what we 
came to this beautiful town to do:
take in all the marvelous sights!...

This is the life!

I can sit in this chair forever!

Have you heard about the Mainely Quilts Gift Shop 
in town? I'm dying to take a look at what they have!...

It's located in the carriage house at the Waldo Emerson Inn

Autumn Splendor Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Antique Quilt Stuffed Piggy

So pretty! Now, let's take a scenic route
back to the inn and get ready for dinner...

You get ready first! I'm going to relax
on the porch for a short while ♥

Okay, all set! Time to eat...

Pier 77 Restaurant 
(and "The Ramp" Bar & Grill)

Those cocktails really did the trick!

I know you don't want to, but we must say our 
goodbyes to Kennbunkport now before we retire 
back at the inn. Let's take one last stroll on the beach...

Goodnight, and goodbye, 

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