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Sailing off into the Sunset

Last weekend was jam packed with activities for me. I had something going on every day. A sunset lighthouse cruise was the perfect way to kick off my weekend.

My sister and 3 friends joined me for the evening. We were blessed with perfect cruising weather.  Not too hot and not too cold and not too windy. I wisely dressed in layers. Last year I was very cold at the end of the evening.

We were to see 3 lighthouses on this cruise. The first one was White Island Lighthouse.

This lighthouse is located on White Island, the southernmost of the Isles of Shoals. The public is not allowed to visit the lighthouse so you can only see it via boat.

I made a friend on the boat. She was on vacation in New England and very excited to be on the cruise.

Oh I love those ripples in the water from the boat's wake and the sound is music to my ears. Notice the sky, it is starting to turn to my favorite colors. Lavenders and pinks against a luscious blue. Heaven!

 We approached my favorite lighthouse whe…

Summer Bucket List 2015

Every Summer I make a Bucket List of fun things I want to do. Since today is my birthday and Summer is just days away I should probably reveal my list.

I never complete the entire list but that's ok. Some years the list has been ambitious.  This year I am going to cheat a bit. There will be items on the list that I have already scheduled and there are some repeats of previous years. Call them Summer traditions. So without further ado, my Summer Bucket List for 2015.

1.  Trip to Kennebunkport, ME- my birthday plans for a daytrip to Kennebunkport were cxld due to rain. Done, sort of went to York, Maine twice.
2.  Attend the Lantern Festival in Jamaica Plain, MA. Done in Newburyport.
3.  Sunset lighthouse cruise from Rye, NH. Done.
4.  Antiquing in Exeter, NH and having a German Iced Coffee.
5.  Attend Waterfire in Providence, RI- what Summer is complete without a trip to Waterfire?
6.  See a fireworks display- Wakefield, Boston? Not sure where yet. Done.Wakefield and Rockport
7.  A…

The mystery daytrip

So did you figure out where I went? It was someplace I have not blogged about at Café Chatelaine.  Was it Paris? Honestly, I would have had to take the Concorde for that.

Or maybe it was London. Maybe I spent time cruising down the Thames.

Or at a cute little pub with flowers outside on the lightpost? No, it's not likely. Boston, Massachusetts is a little too far from England for a daytrip.

I went to Newport, Rhode Island! Honestly I have not been to Newport since 1984. Newport is less than 90 minutes from Boston so it is an easy daytrip. Count Robot, your guess was correct! You won a prize.

My sister was doing a live event painting at a wedding in Newport so she was going down there for the weekend. I decided to join her for the day.

We had afternoon tea at the Viking Hotel. The Hotel was very elegant and had a nice location.

 We looked in all the shops downtown and on the waterfront.

And took a coffee break later in the day when we met up with my sister's friend Barbara.