Up before the Sun














There's something about getting up early. It's quiet and still. But here in Maine, it's cold. Warm feet hit the floor, usually sliding into slippers, and not too long after you turn up the heat, things are warmed up and you don't actually mind the hour on the clock. But this morning, 6am came early, it was still dark and it was cold. We jumped out of bed, raced to dress warmly and ran out the door. We were racing the sun. Our goal was to get to Wolfe's Neck Park to see the sun come up over the water. Not the perfect place to see the sunrise in Maine, but it's close and it's beautiful.

We hiked down the hill to the water through the snow, ice and evergreen trees. It was quiet, still, and cold, very cold. We made it in time to see the sun peeking through the clouds low on the horizon. With frozen fingers we took as many pictures as we could, trying to capture the quiet, the stillness, the cold, the snow, the forest, the sunrise. Thoughts about how good God is, how amazing He was to create such beauty, how faithful He is, just come to the surface. It's hard to be in such a place and not see evidence of His presence.

I don't necessarily have to get up every morning in time to see the sunrise, I know it will and without a doubt it will be spectacular. But on occasion, like when family or friends are here to visit, it's a real special experience to share. They see the beauty in Maine for that one moment like we see on a daily basis. Sharing our love for New England is so rewarding!

Starry Eyed Visitors to Freeport



Showing people, first-timers, around Freeport is such a blast. With the snow cover, it's a variable New England village straight out of a novel. Love to see their faces when we first drive into town. A must see is LL Bean, the entire campus is overwhelming. Everyone has to have their picture taken by the "Boot" outside the entrance. Where else can you walk on cobble stone streets, shop until you drop at high end outlet stores, eat a whoopie pieand lobster roll followed up by steaming hot Starbucks chai latte?



Then there's the Cold River Vodka distillary, where only in Freeport can you buy blueberry vodka. The only moose you will see is a stuffed one on the store shelves, or in the window of LL Beans. An adult male pair were found with horns locked, frozen, then brought back to the taxidermy only to end up in a window on display. It's quite grand though, I must say. Then to top it off, a visit to the Portland Headlight at Cape Elizabeth is an unforgettable experience. Never has a lighthouse been so photographed. If you have been there, you know why.



So, if you have any notion that coming to Maine is on your agenda for this next year, give us a call and we'll open our bed and breakfast, give you the royal treatment and make sure you leave wanting to return. It really is a vacation state, at least that's what I feel like every day waking up in a log home. Amazing!

First Post

This is my very first blog post. I know, I know....way behind most people.  But, better late than never. Enjoy!