What a great weekend we had at the coast and the lake. It was glorious weather with temps near 90* inland but much cooler near the water. Mom and Dad stayed home and took care of the boys. Scoot continues to settle in and the grands LUV him! They came in the other day and said they found his itchy spot and it’s on his forehead. He puts his head right down so that they can scratch it with their fingernails. :o) Funsize and I tried to get some good pictures of him but he was pooped from our ride and the ole’ ears were just not going to go up for us.
We took a ride to the Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park for lobster stew and popovers which is always a treat. I’ll meet you there in a few weeks Jo-Lynne! Yum! There is a very interesting pergola outside of the entrance and it is covered with wisteria early in the season. It makes for lovely cool shade while waiting in line to get into the restaurant.
After we ate the we rode around a small part of the park and got some pictures. I love all the stone over passes. These were put in during the Depression by John D Rockefeller to create jobs for folks in the area.
The rocky coast of Maine. We do have beaches but mostly the shoreline is like this.
Always lots of boats.
I would like to have walked out on this little peninsula and just soaked up the view.
Something caught my eye and it was mom duck with two ducklings.
Here is the very patient Hubs waiting in the car for me. xoxox
There are lots of wonderful Inns to stay in.
Mountains surround the park.
The next day we stayed at the lake with lots of friends and family joining us. Again it was gorgeous lake weather. We decided to make some ice cream with the grands sooooooooooo with direction book in hand and the ice cream maker we started the process which according to the book would take about 20 minutes once we got all the ingredients in.
Miss T breaking the eggs. Yep, six.
DIL reading the directions and of course I was putting my two cents worth in.
Mixing things up.
Who had that camera!!!
See that little arm around me? Oh how I love those grand kids!
Stirring up the ice and rock salt.
I wish I could show you yummy ice cream being consumed by all but after letting it churn for two hours it still wasn’t thickening. We finally put it in the freezer where it remains………..
Six cups of heavy cream----$9.54
three cups milk-------------$1.00
Fun of the experience with the kids----------PRICELESS!
(Remember that ad?)
The construction continues here at the house. I am VERY WEARY of it all to be honest. Having people in and out from 6 AM till 4 PM every day is exhausting, plus all the sawing, hammering etc… It wasn’t so bad until they took out the big doors and windows and covered them with plastic, that doesn’t cut the sound at all now….. I keep telling myself that it will be well worth it when it’s all done. :o)
It’s going to be a scorcher today. My sis and husband are staying at the lake this week so I may go down and sit with them a while. They are predicting heavy rain and thunder storms this afternoon so I’m keeping an eye on the sky, don’t want the boys out if there is a storm!