Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kennebunkport weekend


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!

13 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Gorgeous New England!
Benny & Lily

Marina PĂ©rez said...

A perfect trip, I would love being there

Marina

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have been to Portland light a few times and it is so amazing. The fog horn was going the first time I visited and it was something to hear as well as seeing the fog roll in from the ocean. You can't have a bad time when you visit Maine. Wonderful scenery at the hotel.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful day despite the cold weather (but we are used to that, right?). You got some beautiful pics of the water and your hotel is just beautiful. I have to go back and read your previous post.

XO,
Jane

Salmagundi said...

I have such a soft spot for Maine -- loved looking at your wonderful pictures. Sally

Robin Larkspur said...

More great photos of your weekend in Maine. Really beautiful. No mantle? Have to say that Napoleon at the Old House Works looks, shall we say, well fed??! lol! After your cold day in the chilly windy Maine weather you ate ice cream? Hearty soul, I'd say!!

Terri said...

What a lovely trip and gorgeous pictures! I think the resident cat has had a few too many treats ;-)

Rebecca said...

I LOVE Kennebunkport. We stayed at Gooserocks Beach a few years back; actually some of the photos look like they are one of the amazing houses at the end of the beach. :)

Speaking of amazing - I need to have you come take pics of my dining room because the ones I take with my phone do it no justice. It came out GORGEOUS. :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Years ago I visited this beautiful spot with my brother and his lovely wife. I remember it just as you have photographed it. Your pictures are gorgeous. So nice to visit and see what you're up to. Have a joyous Thanskgivning.

Nancy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Don't you just love Maine! Can't wait to see the mantle in your already stunning home!

val said...

so lovely. New England is so picturesque. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I would love to visit that part of the country. It looks so beautiful. Glad you had an amazing time. I'm in love with the architectual beauties you captured. I would love to find me some pretty pieces for my home.

Kay Ellen said...

I am freaking over the salvage finds...eeekkk so many cool mantels Elaine!!!

Looks like a wonderful getaway!

Enjoy:))

Kay Ellen

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