Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Summer is flying by -- we just spent two glorious weeks in Maine and Cape Cod. Now I'm back home and knee-deep in laundry! It's that time of year again...we're gearing up for back-to-school and I'm trying to get my mojo hopping for a big project I'm undertaking that will be published next year. It's been a very busy summer and I really enjoyed taking some time off to tend to things that needed to be done around the house, and enjoy some quality time with Sean and the girls. I'll be posting more art-related pics beginning September 1, but in the meantime I'll leave you with some awesome peeks from our vacation. 

Img_3675While in Rockport, Maine we splurged and stayed at the Samoset Resort. Our room was the one in the middle with the flower boxes. While I am not a big fan of these big, fancy resort-type hotels (we prefer to rent a cottage or condo, but made our decision to travel too late to make the appropriate arrangements), I LOVED this place. They are very casual and had lots of activities for the kids. We could literally do as much or as little as we wanted. The staff is very friendly (I mean, they really go out of their way to make you comfortable), and the property is beautiful. Our room was actually a parlor suite with a direct view of the lighthouse and golf course. It was HUGE with a private balcony, lots of windows and an enormous marble bathroom...sweeeeeet.

Img_3986_2 A look at the very busy Rockport harbor in Maine.

Img_3623Our room afforded us a wonderful view of the Rockport Breakwater Lighthouse. In order to get to the lighthouse we had to walk 1.5 miles each way over these granite slabs (collectively called the "breakwater"). As you can see, in a few spots there are huge gaps between the stones. Took us a while, but we got the hang of it and made it there and back in just under an hour. Those are Mandy's very long legs expertly negotiating a particularly tricky section of the breakwater.

Img_3624_2 Another view of the breakwater leading to the lighthouse.

Img_3576 I fell in love with the amazingly beautiful Maine coastline

Img_4164 I have always been intrigued with the beauty and history of the Atlantic Coast lighthouses. So needless to say I made sure Sean drove us to as many lights as we had time to visit. This is a pic of the Chatham Light on Cape Cod. Chatham is a very sweet little town with a bustling Main Street jammed with quaint shops and outdoor eateries (and the best ice cream shop on the Cape!). We loved it there!

Img_4206Check out these surfers. They were so fun to watch...I also caught a quick glimpse of a baby seal that washed up near shore, but couldn't move fast enough to get a pic!

Img_3655_7 The sunsets in Maine were just spectacular!

Ok -- thanks for looking. See you next month!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo