Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rest and Relaxation - James Style

This past week, Brian and I went on a little vacation up north.  We stayed a night in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and then made our way up to Camden, Maine for a few days. We enjoyed our quiet get-away immensely.  

We slowed way down. We took long walks, we read, we window shopped, we ate clam chowder, we looked at art, we made art, we hiked, we laughed, we slept in, we boated, we explored, we talked. Oh yeah, and I did a lot of knitting, too. It was all quite wonderful.  

We stayed at "The Ale House Inn", a very fun, urban-style inn. 

It had a beautiful lobby...

We had one of the best dinners we've ever had here at Cava's...they serve tapas style, which means small plates of food to be shared. It was incredible!

We ate at the Chef's table.  We were able to see the chefs making all of the food. So cool!

Breakfast in Portsmouth

We explored the gardens at Prescott Park.

Us at Prescott Park.


After exploring Portsmouth, we drove up to the quaint little town of Camden, Maine...

We stayed at "The Captain Swift Inn" in the Coastal Hideaway Suite.  Perfect.
(looking down on our bed from the second floor loft)

The harbor in Camden..

Enjoying the harbor..

One day we went up to Mt. Battie, where you're able to see the most incredible view of Camden and  Penobscot Bay.

We visited the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.  It a great museum with a lot of wonderful Wyeth art (the Wyeth's lived and painted in Maine).

There was an awesome Alex Katz exhibit. He's 83 and still painting tons of these huge canvases. Inspiring.

Brian and an N.C. Wyeth.

Me, outside the museum.

We spent one day on Monhegan Island. This was, by far, the best part of our vacation, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow. This post has way too many photos as it is!


  1. what a nice get a way~ the photo's are wonderful~ you two are such a cute couple!

  2. What a wonderful time away. Thanks for answering the Bjork question. I was thinking maybe Bjork the singer had written a cookbook. Lol!

  3. haha, Jodi! That WOULD be funny! I wonder what she would have put in there? Something avante garde, I would think... :)