We went to Maine this weekend, to visit Dom’s mother and his sister, Francesca. We left early Saturday morning and returned late Sunday evening.
On Saturday afternoon Bella had a great time when we stopped by a farm stand, just up the road from their house. They had a small petting zoo and she got to make friends with a llama, a donkey, and some goats. Evidently the proper greeting for all three species is “miaow, miaow, miaow”. So says Miss Bella.
Well, maybe not quite so friendly with the llama. He tried to eat her hair.
I bought a carton of wild blueberries. Evidently they’ve had a bad growing season and they’ve been hard to come by this year. The kind lady who sold them said we were lucky enough to get one of six cartons that had been delivered that day. They were ambrosial, the sweetest berries I’ve ever had. Bella gorged herself and made a lovely mess of her hands and face.
After that we stopped by a fun little park in Portland. Grandma loved watching Bella cavort on the slides and laugh on the swings. As much as she likes the pictures, getting to see it live was much better. Bella was quite the daredevil. The highest slides didn’t faze her one bit.
We had a nice lobster dinner on Saturday evening and a dip in the pool Sunday afternoon. It was fairly quiet, a nice getaway. Though it got rather cold Saturday night, which I wasn’t prepared for. Next time I must remember to bring socks.
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