Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's A Maine Quiz! Cape Neddick it is! Micky-T Wins!

Because frankly, I can't remember exactly where we saw the first lighthouse. I know it was around York, Maine. Surely one of you will know.

We drove through miles and miles of Northern Folk frolicking in water that would make my nipples fall off it was so cold. We had on long sleeves and could barely keep the windows down to enjoy the drive. And yet, they were swimming!

I never saw the sign for this lighthouse. But we found it anyway. Stunning for our first one.


I had made arrangements to stay in Boothbay Harbor for the first two nights at a Bed and Breakfast. After settling in, we walked down to the town for dinner. The innkeeper had suggested the Lobster Dock, which you can see in the pic below if you click for a larger view. Darling little place on the water with red umbrellas.


The air was moist and salty and smelled of fresh ocean. We walked across a long pier to the other side of Boothbay and made our way to the Lobster Dock. A long line trailed from the place with people laughing and not caring about the wait. This was the only place in town that had a crowd.

We ordered our lobsters in the only size they had left and went to wait with our beers at a table. As we sat there, the love of my life looked at me and asked me to spend the rest of my life with her. It's a blurry pic, but I think we both look happy.

32 comments:

Dana said...

I'm afraid I can't help you with the lighthouse quiz, but that last picture - and part of the post - sure did make me smile! What a fabulous moment for the two of you!

SkylersDad said...

Awww, that is just wonderful! You two look terrific together, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Micky-T said...

Cape Neddick.

Beth said...

awwww...You two look great and HAPPY!!!! Congrats to you both!

Palm Springs Savant said...

When I lived in new England, I never grew tired of seeing light houses, always so beautiful. oh, by the way, "All the Best"

-rick

coffeypot said...

Congratulations! Looks like a perfect place to ask and answer the questions. You did answer, didn’t you?

Dianne said...

I so needed some happy today!

and this is happy, congrats :)

a beautiful place for a beautiful couple.

Scarlet said...

The pictures are beautiful! Looks like you both had the time of your lives!

Micky-T said...

Congrats to you two. The Maine coast is special to my wife and I also.

I didn't get the whole answer to that question because it's technically Cape Neddick Light, but to all the locals and fisherman it's Nubble Light.

nitebyrd said...

You both look amazingly happy! Congratulations!

buffalodickdy said...

That's a part of America I haven't been to... Loooks like I'd better!

Hammer said...

What a great place! I'll have to get my lazy butt up to that part of the country.

Manager Mom said...

This post totally transported me back to one of my favorite states... I LOVE Maine. We go for a week on Peaks Island every year, and stop in York to visit my uncle on the way. The Nubble light house is one of the prettiest I've seen. I love to get ice cream at Brown's and sit and stare at the sky.

Akelamalu said...

What a perfect setting for your love to ask you such a question. :)

Knight said...

I'm so happy for you. You both look beautiful.

Ann said...

Since I'm here frying in the desert, it's so therapeutic seeing these pics of the water - ahhhhh - I can almost smell the sea! Love the pic of you two.

Fortune Cookies said...

Awwwwww! Congratulations! YAY!!!!! You both look sooooo happy :) I love love!

Jeff B said...

Sounds like the stage of romance was set beautifully.

Melissa said...

That's wonderful news - congratulations!

Looks like you had a great time.

gary rith said...

gorgeous and happy couple----we used to visit that lighthouse all the time, totally pretty

Jess said...

Maine is beautiful...and so are you two!

dharmamama said...

Congratulations! What a happy picture.

We used to go to Maine every year when I was a kid, and I took my boys two years ago. I *love* it. In the summertime. LOL

My grandmother - who raised 15 kids in the mountains of Maine, with no electricity or running water - told stories of her mop water freezing on the floor in the winter.

g-man said...

Aw, that is so sweet!!

Lovely picture, blurry or not!

Lu' said...

You do look happy. Congratulations. I assume congratulations are in order, since the picture isn't of one of you walking away you must have said yes.

Andie said...

I think you look fabulously and most beautifully HAPPY! Congratulations...and I hope you enjoy a beautiful and as romantic a life each and every day as you did on that trip.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

You two look very happy! I hope you answered yes. And presuming you did, did you two do anything about it there in Maine? It's "legal" there is it not? If not, plan your next vacay for sunny So Cal and do it here! Yosemite is beautiful for that sort of occasion.

Just Sayin'
FMD

Faerie Mom said...

Fabulous! Congrats and what a romantic moment!

Caffeine Court said...

Wow, really romantic.

We love coastal Maine...it's the perfect place to get engaged.

ciara said...

now that is sweet! :) congrats!

James said...

Hi, first time visiting.

Congratulations. I wonder how many proposals have been near the ocean?
It does kind of make you think about what you want in life when you are looking over the water.
Magic moments.

Freakazojd said...

Oh, I'm so behind on so much wonderful news - congratulations again!!!

American in Norway said...

Congratulations! Looks like an awesome trip!