Maine Lighthouses

Day 6 of 16: Down East

Day 6 of 16: Lighthouses of MaineStarting in 1995, we began vacationing in Maine. This I can thank my wonderful in-laws for. They told my Mom, she booked a house rental way up on the down east coast. This was a big deal for my parents, as every year of my childhood, summer vacation was in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My father did not do change. Gratefully this was a change he liked.

1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and going. We’ve usually figured out some way to get there for at least a week. The down east coast has been good to us, giving us solitude, fresh air and incredible views which allow us to regain our energy and start creating again. It has certainly given me many opportunities for wonderful photos. Craig has written several songs while there. With our favorite place being Acadia National Park, myself for the biking and Craig’s favorite is Schoodic Peninsula for the solitude and inspiration.

This year I quietly picked up this ornament in Bar Harbor at the Christmas Spirit Shop. It was a surprise to Craig when I put it on the tree this year.