Month: May 2022

A Surprise Storm


We were just hanging out yesterday when it began to rain, and then it came down fast and furious. Here is a very short video – best with sound on.

The brief storm happened at 1:45pm. Fortunately, the skies cleared by 5pm when we set out for our birthday celebration. We were looking forward to going out to eat, since it had been awhile.

We have been to the Coplin Dinner House four times, and it has been excellent each time. It started off fine, with appetizers, soup, and salad. Then we had some surprises. We both decided to change things up. I picked the filet mignon instead of fish. This turned out to be a mistake. I don’t think there was anything wrong with my meat, but I didn’t care for it, as it was very strong and not quite as tender as I expected. Possibly because it was Black Angus beef, I dunno.

Lou’s dinner arrived and his New Zealand lamb chops looked suspiciously like Prime Rib. He ended up taking the Prime Rib, since the waitress had messed up the order, and he didn’t want to wait for them to start over. This was a disappointment, made worse because he didn’t care for the prime rib. It was fatty and undercooked (which, for Lou, means it must have come straight out of the freezer).

The crazy thing about Lou’s order – he had discussed the Rack of Lamb with the waitress, because he initially didn’t see it on the menu. She assured him they had it and pointed it out on the menu. At no time did prime rib enter into the discussion. Oh well. She made a mistake. It happens. She appreciated Lou being a good sport.

Even with the disappointing entrees, we had a good time. It was nice to get out of the house, to not have to cook or clean-up, and to not be stared down by soulful cocker spaniel eyes.

We are chalking the mishaps up to them just re-opening, after being shut down for almost two months after the close of the ski season. We were thankful we didn’t have guests, since all we have done is rave about this restaurant.

We packed up this morning and came back to the coast. we had a good visit at the cabin and will post a few more flower photos tomorrow.

Stay Safe!

Happy Birthday to Lou 🎉

Today just happens to be Lou’s birthday. We don’t have any wild plans, but will be going out to dinner. Which, for us, is kind of wild these days.

Lou has been busy this past week, and got a lot done. He has printed out and framed up a number of our photos, which really helps to personalize the cabin. He also put together a filing cabinet for his office. I haven’t accomplished much, other than taking the dogs out and trying to keep up with exercise. I tried to get some more flower pics, but the bugs and wind (and rain yesterday) have hampered my efforts.

i thought it would be fun to share some random photos for Lou’s birthday. I pulled up the Lou photos in my iPhone photo stash. Most are from the last few years, but there are a couple of older gems. As always, click the photo for a larger version.

Attention: I am occasionally having an issue where all the photos in the gallery are not loading. While I sort this out, you can access all the photos by clicking one and cycling through the slideshow. You can also click on the ”HOME” button on the top left of the page. This seems to load all of the photos, but doesn’t work every time!

Happy Birthday Lou. We love you lots ❤️🚴🏻‍♀️❤️🐶❤️🐶

New Flowers


It is difficult to come up with creative titles, but this post shows some of the new flowers we found upon arrival at the cabin. Cecil arranged to have these planted in the backyard. There are more, which I will get photographs of later. I had to first practice using my real camera, instead of the simple iPhone snap. These are all roses, according to my plant identifier App.

Be safe.

The Golf Course is GREEEEN


A bonus post today. Here are some photos from my walk on the golf course. We thought it was pretty when we were here earlier in the month, but it is amazing now.

The view today, looking towards the No. 7 Tee, with the mountain in the background:

And here is a similar view in early May:

Another comparison, looking towards No. 8 Green:

And, a few more from today’s walk (click for larger images):

I think this is enough for today.

Greetings from the Cabin


We arrived safe and sound. It was a beautiful drive, as the few pics I posted yesterday hinted at the perfect weather. We timed it just right, it seems. The explosion of green was in such contrast to our last visit, when the leaves were just starting to bud. I took a few more photos than usual. Here are a few, perhaps reminiscent of our road trips from Florida to Maine. Click for larger photos.

We have some new flowers, and I will be sharing those in the next update.

Stay Safe!!!

Quite a Difference


I do love this time of year in Maine. You never know what the day will bring.

I was up and out early yesterday morning for a golf tournament. It was extremely foggy, but the day cleared by 10am.

Lou and I were up early this morning, and out the door by 8:30am for our road trip to the cabin. It was a bright and shiny day!

We will be checking in later from the cabin.

Stay Safe !!!