Anyhow...as part of the relaxing and enjoying family time, D family took an extended weekend trip to Boothbay Harbor Maine. I was so excited because I've always wanted to see Maine, lighthouses and other historical places.
Beware, lots of pics ahead :)
Baby D was excited for the trip!
The Harbor. What is it about a harbor with boats and the ocean that automatically relaxes me? So peaceful!
He loved the boats. Getting him to look towards the camera was an extremely difficult task because he couldn't take his eyes off of them.
We stopped and toured Fort William Henry on Pemaquid Beach, Maine.
This is pretty much what's left of the fort. Most of it was burned down and I can't remember when or details. The picture below shows a view from the top of the tower. You can see part of the outline of where the fort was along with remnants of the captains quarters.
We also stopped at Pemaquid lighthouse. This is the same lighthouse shown on the back of Maine's state quarter. I was super uper excited to finally see a lighthouse and go to the top.
Views from the top. It was so cramped up there and we could only have 5 people max at the top. I don't know why I always envisioned more space at the top of lighthouses. Either way it was super cool!
And of course what is a trip to one of the oldest states in our country without at least a tour of spooky haunted places around Boothbay? The lady in the red cape gave a tour of supposed haunted spots. Besides the explanation which was given saying orbs were anything supernatural or paranormal instead of dust or bugs and cool lighting effects, it was an good family tour. It definitely gave me extreme craving for a ghost hunt. It's been too long and it looks like it might not be in the plans until October (mine and AnDy's anniversary) when we stay at the Lizzy Borden House. We would be the type to plan on an anniversary ghost hunting trip!
All in all it was a very relaxing and much needed trip. Seeing all of the old buildings and antiques gave me a renewed boost to do some crafty things. I'm thinking I may redo my end tables (FINALLY) since I've been wanting to do them since I bought them off of craigslist.
Well that's about it. Enjoy your Friday and weekend everyone!