Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend Get Away

We finally got our little weekend get away in after all the chaos that's been the case around here the past couple of weeks. Our temperatures went up about 30* which was nice except I didn't take any capris or sandals so was kind of hot. Not complaining though, as we have waited a long time to get temps almost 80*We got on the road about 7 Friday morning to head to Portland. It's a really pretty drive down 95 with lots of farm land to look at. We passed a big truck loaded with round bales. I yelled for him to drop them off at my place but he didn't pay any attention.......rats! Hey Mister! My horses want some of those round bales!!! I'm sure he was thinking why is this crazy woman taking pictures of my truck as I took four or five as we passed him.

We met up with the kids in Freeport, the home of LL Bean. D likes to go in there and feed the trout in the trout pond that they have set up. There are lots of outlet stores in Freeport and we hit a few of them before heading down the road.


We always like to go to the Christmas Tree Shop when in Portland. It has all kinds of different stuff, not just Christmas and is huge! The big mural is so pretty and lifelike.



By then we were hungry so went to Uno's for some pizza. T and D like eating there as they can make their own pizza.

Next it was on to Jokers. This place is gigantic! It is a kids dream. There is everything under the sun fun to do in this place and they did it all!




After a few hours at Jokers we headed to the mall where I went to Chico's and the kids did Build A Bear.

By then it was time to get some dinner at Outback and head to the hotel. The kids went swimming but I was about in a coma from all the activities of the day by that time so sat on the sidelines and played photographer.

The next day we headed for home. It was gorgeous weather and we had things we wanted to get done around the yard. I had a nice surprise waiting for me from my dear friend Pea! The most beautiful trinket box to keep things in and a Someone Special pin for my birthday! Thank you so much Miss Pea, you are a wonderful friend, kind and thoughtful, I am so happy that I have gotten to know you over the past couple of years!!! xoxox


Next week my kitchen should be finished. Yippee! Mom and I have gotten most everything put back in the cupboards. I am waiting now for the electrician to get the power to the dishwasher, stoves and microwave and put the plates on the outlets. The painter has to come and touch up the ceiling and do above the cupboards and then we will be done. Again, yippee! It's been a process but is sure worth it to have a nice bright kitchen where everything works, doors stay closed, the fan doesn't sound like a jackhammer, drawers open, etc Pictures in a few days. :o)

15 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Yay! Glad it warmed up in Tundra Country for you!!! Sounds like you and the kids had a BLAST!! Love all the pix of the adventures.

Cant wait to see the kitchen too. It sounds fantastic.

Have an awesome day up there!!!

Hugs to you all!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. The kids all look as though they were having so much fun and there was so much for them to do there. The food also sounded yummy.

I'd enjoy the trip to LL's store. That sounds like fun.

Glad to hear the kitchen is nearing completion. It will be such a delight to work in a well planned space.

It was such a thoughtful gift from Pea. She is so sweet.

I hear you are having a heatwave back there. Enjoy the outdoor time, my friend. xox

Susie said...

Your getaway looks fun and jam packed with activities! LL Bean is one of my favorites (mail order of course) How fun to live close enough to visit it in person.
That Jokers sounds like a kid's paradise. Bet they had a ball. Like you, I would have been falling down exhausted after a day like that, but kids seems to keep on going, don't they!
Glad the kitchen redo is in the home stretch. Can't wait to see pictures.
I agree with you 100% about Pea. She's such a dear friend to so many.
love you!
xoxo

hippo chick said...

We have a Christmas Tree store in Rochester. I don't go out there often, but always have tons of fun when I do. You can get great "prizes" and stocking stuffers there.

Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you.

~hippo hugs~

Renie Burghardt said...

Your getaway looks like a ton of fun. Your adorable little grands sure look like they enjoyed it. And I know you did, but even fun, enjoyable things can get us pooped, can't they? I know they can me. I'm looking forward to another getaway in a couple of weeks, too.

Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful new kitchen, and read more of your fun adventures.
Have a wonderful week, Louise!

Huggies,

Renie xox

PS. I seem to be falling more and more behind reading my favorite blogs, and even posting, that I'm thinking of taking a long break from blogging. We'll see what I decide.

Dawn said...

Sounds like a fun getaway! I'm glad to know that it's nice weather where my son is now!

DC caught 7 trout the other day on a spur-of-the-moment fishing trip with his buddy - I posted about it a couple of days ago.

Can't wait to see pics of your new kitchen.

PEA said...

Welcome home, dear friend:-) Sounds like you had a fabulous time and oh how I wish I could have went to those places with you! I think my favourite would have been the Christmas Tree shop! Joker's looks to be a fun place as well. Seeing the kids in the pool makes me want to jump right in:-)

I'm so glad that you like what I sent you for your birthday...I'm just sorry it was a few days late!

Can't wait to see pictures of your finished kitchen! Well I'm now off to bed but wanted to drop in to visit you first:-) Love you! xoxox

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh this sounds like one super time had by all.

re: your comment left for me...are you thinking Angela Lansbury?

Train Wreck said...

Oh girl you have the best times! Good for you. Oh I can't wait to "see" your kitchen.

Oh I am glad you liked your pendant. Thank you for your help, the auction was a success. As well as the money I raised from the pendants. We were both in tears when it was all said and done. ((HUGS)) Thank you again your are a dear friend.

Callie said...

GFeeze, Sounds like a busy weekend, I'm exhausted just from reading and looking at the pics! LOL

KC said...

Busy weekend.. looks like the kids and you all had fun.
I can't wait to see the kitchen.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great weekend! Sound like you all had a great time...especially the kids!

kdwhorses said...

Sounds like a great trip!

The kitchen is looking great, can't wait to see the finished thing!

palmtreefanatic said...

what a funtastic getaway and Birthday!!!
love all the fun you always have there!
I love your pics too!!!

Nancy said...

Looks like a great fun trip for all! Loved seeing the kids make their own pizzas! So serious, they were!

I didn't know you had an April birthday, too! Happy Birthday, albeit belated! What a lovely gift from Pea!!!

Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen!!! Know you will be relieved to have it completely finished.

((( HUGS )))