We arrived first (Cousin Tami from California slipped in early as well) and the in law's from Long Island arrived the next day. The party started! Our Louisianna friends came in, our son and daughter in law arrived.. We ate lobster, drank wine and martini's, laughed, visited.... it was so great. Wednesday morning Ethan and I drove down to the airport at Portland to pick up Katie and Jon. I think Jon was a little freaked out to meet all of us at once but you'd never know by looking at him. He fit right in to the crazy mob just like he had always been there. We went to Booth Bay Harbor and the lighthouse at Pemequid Point. We got close to the Atlantic Ocean but were so taken with the beauty of the coastline, didn't quite stick our toes in. We went to a small neighboring town and got to 'pet' the lobsters (and then eat them) and watch a beautiful full moon rise over the gorgeous Maine country side.
The final night we had everyone together (I forgot to mention, my brother and sister in law from New Jersey drove up too!) our friend Sid from Louisianna cooked a huge pot of gumbo and we sat out under the awning in the rain and ate and drank and laughed until we couldn't hardly stand it. Everyone but Dave and I and the New Jersey contingent had to leave bright and early the next morning, but it was a great end to a wonderful week.
Any of you who were there who might read this post..THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THERE!!! It was a fabulous time.
Due to a series of bad or no internet connection in Maine and the week following, I feel like I am cramming alot into a short space. I reserve the right to add pictures (as I get them from the others) and thoughts at later dates.