Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Company's Coming!

I was never so delighted to have summer company as I was this past Monday afternoon! My long time friend (since we were teenagers) came for a visit to our weekend home in Maine! Mind you it only took her 17 years! The good news, I think she's coming back with her ruggedly handsome husband next Thursday! It's always nice to have company that you really enjoy! We started our visit with what I call "Lupper" that is a combination lunch & supper! Then we went to visit several lighthouses, the lighthouse to your right is Portland Head Light, it is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This beautiful and most photographed lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington! It is also said that poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow use to walk from his home in Portland to this Lighthouse, and it's thought to be the place where he penned his famous poem -

"The Lighthouse"
"Sail on!" it says: "sail on, ye stately ships!
And with your floating bridge the ocean span;
Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse.
Be yours to bring man neared unto man.

We also went on to visit Spring Point Ledge Light in So. Portland, Maine. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse was constructed to mark a dangerous ledge which is now covered by the breakwater. Finally on May 24, 1897 the lighthouse was complete and lit!

This lighthouse sits on what was once a beautiful fort that used to protect Casco Bay. Currently this is now Southern Maine Community College - How lucky are the students that attend this college and have this for their campus!

The magical thing about these two lighthouses is that you can walk right up to them and touch them! I'm told that touching a lighthouse is good luck - so I pressed my body against them! LOL!!!

Have a safe and happy day!


  1. I can't believe it took me so long to visit. You and Ron could be tour guides for the lovely state of Maine. The lighthouses ,the fog horns,the craggy coast , the beaches not to mention your hospitality were just wonderful.Can't wait to visit again . Thanks again it was a blast.

  2. Very nice. We lived in Maine for about 6 months, we enjoyed the summer but when it got cold we had to leave it was wayyy to cold for me!

    I miss Maine though. The way of life. How easy it was. The people! Maine is a lot different than your crowded, everyone is in a hurry, stuffy, materialistic other major cities! If it weren't for the cold I'd still be there!

  3. Hi Holly, you are soooooo right about the cold Maine winters!!! Although last year it's wasn't so bad, not much snow at all! And wouldn't you know it because my husband had to have a "super duper" snow blower - it was used once! We are fortunate and blessed that we can come to our weekend home year round. Where in Maine did you live?

  4. The Portland Head Light is so beautiful!
    I had a great time in Maine


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