O N E//Last weekend we traveled to Portland, ME for a short getaway. One of my friends, who is currently working here but lives in Portland, offered us her apartment for the weekend. We got in late Friday night and left early Sunday morning. Saturday was the perfect day between the weather and the activities.
We took a ferry to Peaks Island and spent the majority of the day there. I instantly fell in love with this island. It is so quant and exactly what you would imagine a coastal Maine summer island to be. There are residents that live on the island full time but it is predominately a summer vacation spot. And apparently, a wedding destination. On this small island, we counted three weddings taking place that Saturday. We rented a golf cart and explored the island. It had scenic views and even a Battery Steel that was used during WWII. It was opened to the public in 2005 as a preserve. It was dark and creepy and filled with amazing graffiti.
We also went to the Body Worlds exhibit. This has been on my list for years. I had wanted to go a few years ago when it was in Boston. I had no idea it was in Portland until I just happened to catch the sign advertising it and knew we had to go. Errol wasn't really into it, he thought it was creepy. I was fascinated by it. My dream job when I was younger was to become a Medical Examiner.
We got a nightcap from LFK which had this great bar. It had typewriter keys along the length of the bar that wrote out Emily Dickinson's poem, After a great pain, a formal feeling comes. I got their West End Mule. It was made with Makers Mark instead of vodka.
T W O//I crossed something off my to do list that's been there for the last 2 months. I finally caught up on blog posts. My Bloglovin reader has over 600 posts in it. I went through and marked as read or read/commented on them all. I'm so happy to have it cleared up again so I can start reading posts more regularly.
T H R E E//
I just started The Light Between Oceans and I'm engrossed already and I'm only 50 pages in.
F O U R//Next weekend we are going to Boston for Errol's birthday. I'm super excited, mostly because we are going to see Blue Man Group. I bought him tickets for our anniversary last week and this will be the first time going to their show for both of us.
F I V E//Sadly, this is not a favorite this week. My Gram passed away on Tuesday morning. Her health has been declining for the last year, mostly due to diabetes and age. Our family has kind of been preparing for this but it doesn't make it any less hard. In the scheme of things, it was kind of sudden. I think we all figured that we would be more aware that it was happening. I'm glad that she's in peace now but she was just such a constant in my life. It's surreal to acknowledge that she just won't be there anymore. She also was the thread that held our whole family together. I worry that without her the family won't be the same or make the effort to gather.
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