Saturday, October 20, 2012

From Boston On Beyond!

Let's see if I can do a quick catch-up on what Claire and I have been doing since she arrived in the States on Wednesday evening and I left her standing abandoned at the airport while I sat in traffic in God-knows-where-downtown Boston because in spite of the fact that I had actually gotten to the airport on time, the parking lot for the international terminal was closed and I somehow ended up driving the wrong way and couldn't get turned around.

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  Have I ever mentioned that I hate driving in Boston??

After finally making my way back to Logan, I ran into the terminal and found Claire who was looking a bit lost and then it was off to Bangor where we spent the night in a cheap but comfortable Howard Johnson's Inn before setting out the next morning to stalk Stephen King's house ... or at least take some photos like the one below, more of which you can see at The Distracted Wanderer where I actually managed to write a short post for once!

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After admiring the Mansion of the Master Macabre, we did some quick necessity shopping, grabbed lunch, and then continued east towards our next stop for several days - Lubec, Maine which is one of the most lovely little towns that I've seen in a long time and a great place to see several very cool lighthouses which - as anyone who knows me knows - I just love!

West Quoddy Lighthouse with some truly wonderful evening light to show it off in.

East Quoddy Light aka Harbour Head Light which is actually in New Brunswick on the northern end of Campobello Island where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a lovely summer home. More to follow on all of that on The Distracted Wanderer once I've had a chance to catch up more.

As for those of you who are waiting anxiously to see a photo of Claire - anyone who knows Claire knows that she doesn't under any circumstances like to have her photo taken so don't expect to be seeing any full-on shots of her. That said, she did allow me to post the two of her below - enjoy!

Tonight we've landed in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick where tomorrow morning bright and early we'll be setting out to explore some really cool stuff at Hopewell Rocks where we'll take a walk on the ocean floor and make sure we're safely back on land before the 42-foot tide comes back in.  Trust me, there will be photos! 


  1. Claire, I *LOVE* your haircolor!!!!!

  2. Yep, that's our gal! I'm totally loving these photos! What a beautiful part of the country...

  3. I love how you and Clair both 'framed' the photo! I'm with Jean... ♥♥♥ the red hair color and I especially love that she graciously - and creatively - appeared in a photo for us!

    Hopewell Rocks looks pretty fabulous so I can't wait to see if you'll be doing the whole touristy thing... you know, kayaking at high tide as well as walking on the sea bed! If you DO kayak I totally want photos! srsly.

    Have a blast! big hugs xoxo

    1. What you can't see in this photo is that Claire is standing directly on the edge of the cliff and I told her that if she didn't allow me to use the photo, I would push over the cliff and use the shot anyway! Mwahahaha!

  4. love the back of clair's hair!

    smiles, bee

  5. You, my dear, are a fantastic tour guide!

  6. Fabulous photos Linda, especially of the lighthouse. I see Claire's still red ;)

  7. What a trip! Can not wait to hear and see more. Wish I was there!
    Keep having fun, girls :)

  8. You two are having way too much fun without me....waaaaaaaa!!!! lol Omigosh, how gorgeous are those lighthouses? I'm in love with the red/white striped one, just awesome. I look forward to hearing more about what you two have been up to:-) xoxo


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