Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I woke up to a beautiful view of the ocean on the second day of my weekend getaway to Kennebunkport. It was very windy and cold but we didn't care. We had big plans for the day.
I went out before breakfast and took a few snaps of the hotel. This is where we ate last night. We saw a beautiful sunset from these windows.
The grounds are lovely here at the back of the hotel. No shortage of places to relax here.
This is such a great spot to watch the ocean. On a warm day, this must be absolutely heaven.
After a buffet breakfast, we headed to Old House Parts in Kennebunk. I was looking for a mantle for my dining room. There were plenty to choose from.
They were lovely but a little pricey. This was not going to be an impulse buy for sure.
If you love architectural salvage, this is the place to be. I was in heaven. We had a great time picking through everything.
I would love to put one of these windows in the condo. The fleur de lis pattern really caught my eye.
Napoleon, the resident cat, found the one patch of sunshine in the place. He is always hanging out either inside the shop or outside in the grass.
After our visit to Old House Parts, we drove north to Portsmouth. We wanted to check out the Winslow Homer exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. The museum was beautiful and the Winslow Homer exhibit was fantastic. I loved reading the stories behind each piece.
We grabbed a quick bite in the museum's cafe and headed to Cape Elizabeth and the Portland Head Light. At this point in the afternoon, it was cold and the wind made it seem colder.
A bridal party used the lighthouse as a backdrop for some photos. I think the poor bride was freezing. I know I was.
It is a pretty spot and well worth the trip. Again, if it had been warmer, we might have stayed longer. We tried to think of all the lighthouses we'd been to and there were quite a few.
One last shot before we had to leave. Portland was only about a 30 minute drive from our hotel but we wanted to get back before dark.
We arrived back in Kennebunkport at sunset. I decided to take a short walk from the hotel to get a closer oceanview. I'm glad I did. The view was spectacular.
It was a peaceful time of night with not a soul around. The colors were amazing. It was perfect.
I think this photo looks like it could have been taken in Florida but it's Maine.
I went back to my hotel room to warm up and I was still able to capture one more sunset shot before darkness arrived. We headed to the Nonatum down the street for dinner and I had a delicius halibut dish and for dessert, cinnamon ice cream. It was so good! I am going to look for cinnamon ice cream around where I live. I don't think I'd ever had it before but it was fantastic!
My next post will be about our last day in Kennebunkport, we did a little bit of antiquing before we left Maine and we found some great stuff!