Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Wheels on the Bus Go 'Round & 'Round...

Mom and I went on a bus trip to Maine last week. I'm here to tell you that if you have 2 seats next to each other, you can, indeed, spin all the way to Maine (and back again).

It is somewhere in the neighborhood of a 9-10 hour trip from the Rochester, NY area, not to mention the couple of hours from Portland to Bar Harbor area. I probably should have been drinking something stronger than blueberry soda; it was very, very good even so.

By the time we pulled back into town, plying had commenced and two more bobbins had been filled.

Lest you think that I never, ever looked up from my wheel, we saw many Maine sights:

Portland Head Lighthouse (in the fog, with foghorns going off):
It was not lit as it had been struck by lightening the night before (a bit ironic?)

Lobsters, lots of them. I had 3 meals strongly featuring the beasties.

I wonder if any of them were caught by these folk?

We also took a cruise and saw, besides many lobstermen, seals, eider ducks and eagles.

Maine is definitely a place I would go to again. Even though I was unable to find any open yarn shops, there were signs that wool-centric people live there:


Deb said...

NO open yarn shops???? Oh the humanity.......I can't bear such a sad story!!!!(By the way, blue head express or not, I am never taking a bus again-did you hear about the incident in Western Canada???)Glad you made ito ut alive!

Lene Andersen said...

Ah, foghorns. What a lovely sound. I miss it lots.

Sounds like a fabulous trip. Am chartreuse with envy.