Friday, July 26, 2013

A Maine-ly Short Vacation

See how I did that with the title?  They do that all the time up there....  Mainely Meat BBQ (which we didn't go to), Mainely Vinyl (which we also didn't go to) etc.

So, we went to Maine for a long weekend last weekend and had a wonderfully relaxing time, although altogether too short for our liking.  We had a nice view of the water, so we spent a lot of time looking at it:

Had our usual fried and blueberry stuff:
Crab cakes and fish sandwich in
Wiscassett on the drive up

Blueberry beer
Blueberry soda, Fried shrimp and fish & chips
Then there was blueberry pie and blueberry cake and whoopee pies (not blueberry).

After all that.... we went for a loooooong walk!  We walked the carriage roads in Acadia National Park, around the top of Cadillac Mountain and across the low tide sand to Bar Island.  Ha! And I just realized those pictures are on Paul's phone.  I think I've just discovered a problem about us both having these new phones.  That's annoying.

Ooh and also, we went to Jordan Pond House for lunch and had their famous popovers which are so incredibly delicious with their strawberry jam and butter.  So of course:

And here we are nice and relaxed and rested:
....trying to figure out how to take our picture with the new smartphone with the function that you look at yourself on the screen so you know how it's going to come out.  It's harder than you think.

In Knitting News:
A better picture of one doodlebug's finished vest, while it is blocking, so you can see the pattern better:
Pattern is Sweaters and Slipover Vest.
Now that birthday knitting is behind me, I'm going to continue work on the Citron - I'm currently on a 642 stitches per row section.   And I'm slightly concerned I will run out of yarn.  Next task is to weigh what I have left and then determine if that gives me any information as to if I will run out!   Also going to finish the Oak Trail hat.  Stay tuned.

In Gardening News:
While we were away, squash bugs got my zucchini plants.  Full disclosure:  they were there before we left but I didn't know what they were.  I saw one or two.  Now, there are gagillions of them.  They seem to be way too overrun for me to do anything about them.  I was able to rescue two zucchini though and made this:
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/4 cup parm cheese, salt and pepper.  Toss slices with olive oil, coat with crumbs, top with leftover crumbs.  400 degrees for 25 minutes.  YUM!


  1. I saw your earlier post on FB re: zuchini recipe ---it's still yuuuuuumo!!
    LOVE the photos of the water-I'd sit there at least as long as you guys did LOL. BTW you left out the AC trick hehehe.
    VERY handsome and well crafted vest for the boy doodlebug(y) - so is the one for the girl doodlebug, but it's not pictured :(
    I. LOVE. THE. PHOTO. OF YOU. TWO. [I'll be looking for a copy LOL ]
    Thanks for the armchair trip you gave in this post :)

  2. Very nice pictures, the vest is beautiful, lucky kid
    Sorry about your Zucchini plants
    How is blueberry beer?
    Looks like a fun trip!