We had another day at Kathy & Steve’s before departing for Camden on Sunday morning. The Machias area is part of what’s called “Downeast” in Maine. I don’t quite understand, as it’s not the “Downest” part of Maine, but it is near the easternmost part. That’s just the way it is.
On Saturday, Lou & Kathy went shopping, while Steve & I watched the dogs. We went for a drive in the early evening, and Steve & I went into Machias to pick up Pizza for dinner.
First, some photos from our afternoon adventure – while shopping, Lou & Kathy decided we needed to visit a couple of houses for sale in their development. Always a good way to pass the time. I said I’d stay behind with the dog – Kathy said, “No, bring the dog, she’ll be FINE.” She was right.
Checking out the back deck. That's the real estate agent, who Kathy interrupted while working in her garden, to get her to show us the houses. Things are very informal Downeast ...
A view of the water from the back deck of the first house we saw - it's a tidal area, so you have water when it is high tide.
As we drove down the road at dusk, we saw some blobs by the side of the road. Lou stopped the car, and I hopped out, stealthily stalking my prey (that sounds more graceful than it was) - ahhh, it's a cute little porcupine.
This one was about twice as big as the other one - it wasn't too happy with my stalking, and soon hightailed it into the woods.
As we drove back, Lou - aka "The Deer Hunter," spotted this deer in the woods. I tried to take a photo, but his (Lou's) head was in the way, so he took the camera and got a good shot. Our wildlife surcharge for this trip just skyrocketed.
After all that excitement, it was time for Steve and I to head into town to pick up the Pizza. No Domino’s nearby. It was just before sunset, and we had a nice ride. I snapped some photos along the way. At one point, we debated just eating the pizza by the river, but decided to take it back for all.
The pizza was very good - much better than the chain places.
The River, just before sunset.
The church - again. I like taking photos of New England churches, in case you couldn't tell.
The moon is out, as we drive through the winding forest back to the cottage. We are still debating about whether to dig into the pizza...
We enjoyed the pizza and once again, we were early to bed. Kathy & Steve breathing a sigh of relief – “we get our house back tomorrow, thank goodness.”
Before breakfast, Kathy did Monkey surgery - patching the favorite Monkey for Natasha. It was getting ripped from so much playtime. She also sewed up the frog's butt ...
Steve cooked Surf&Turf eggs for breakfast - using leftover steak and lobster - yum!
And there was more of Martha's delicious zucchini bread with cranberries and nuts as well.
After filling ourselves, it was time to pack up and drive back to Camden. I didn’t take a lot of photos on the way, as we’ve shown most everything there is to see on Hwy 1. So, just a few from the trip home:
A house and stream, as we drive south on Hwy 1
A peaceful pond by the side of the road
A giant lobster at Ruth & Wimpy's roadside stand ...
Yet another world famous attraction Lou won't visit - this is in Hancock, Maine, one of the small towns we passed through. I would like to see this guy in action.
And, my favorite haunted mansion - it's still standing!
That concludes our trip to Machias and back. I wanted to get this posted, so I could update y’all on the Windjammer Festival which starts today. We have a bird’s eye view of all the big boats as the come into the harbor, so check back in for a report on the festivities.