"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Saturday at the Coast with Lobsters

The presence of a visitor from away means that we could make the most of the nicest Saturday of the summmer (except for last Saturday when we had the wedding) and head for the coast.

We drove to Portsmouth and crossed the bridge to Kittery, Maine. A little way farther along the coast is Chauncey Creek and a wonderful waterside seafood restaurant.

We timed our arrivel to avoid crowds and succeeded so well that for the first 5 minutes we had the place to ourselves. Then it began to fill up quickly with family parties.

Looking up the creek...

...and down the creek, while waiting for our order.

We also visited the lobster tank.

We started with the awesome onion rings.

We didn't all order the same beverage.

We ordered exactly the same lunch--lobster rolls!

My lobster roll.

Oh, it was tasty!

Full of food, we returned to the Kittery shopping area, stopping at the Trading Post. My friend found the perfect zip-up sweatshirt jacket, with a Maine lobster on it.

These dogs were patiently and calmly waiting for their owners to finish shopping. My girls would have been pestering all the passers-by for attention, I'm sure.

We drove back to New Castle, paused at Ft. Constitution (where the American Revolution really began). Next stop was Rye, a lovely photo op--so many sailboats on the ocean! It was a perfect day for it.

Me and Mrs. Hamilton.

We can't quite figure out why neither of us can find similar photographs of us together as kids and as teens, but we doing our best to make up for it as adult. More to come!

Thanks for stopping by.

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