Thursday, August 18, 2011

Life Of A Blogger Slacker - Part 1

Alrighty then, I've firmly established that I'm a blogger slacker.  If you're counting how frequently I post, which clearly is not very often.  I prefer to think of it as "my life is so full I can't possibly blog every day."  Which is true.  Sometimes life is good, sometimes not so much.  And sometimes it's both at once.  Like a couple of weeks ago when my daughter and I took a road trip to Maine for our uncle's funeral.  This was an uncle everyone absolutely adored, he is loved so very much.  And there was no way we were not going to be there to say goodbye, so we packed up the car and took off on the Uncle Cy Memorial Road Trip.  The drive was long, but beautiful, we were only in Maine 24 hours and 5 minutes and it was worth every second. We wished we could have been there for a happier occasion; but it was so great to see our family (and the hugs were awesome) and share this slice of life with each other.

Even though it was a whirlwind trip, we took an hour and snuck off to Freeport (love Freeport!).

Downtown Freeport is absolutely beautiful!

We had one mission to complete - visit LL Bean.  It's our tradition whenever we're in Maine.  We were supposed to meet my sister and brother-in-law there, but we never did find them (the place is HUGE).  So we visited the pet department for gifts for our little furbabies, hit the coffee shop for some much needed cappuccino, and scoured the rest of the store for thank-you gifts for the folks that helped us get there.  It was power shopping at it's finest and less than an hour later we were done and took our first breather since we got to Maine.

Just down the stairs on the right is where we took our short but sweet breather.

OK, I did not take this picture, I found it so just ignore the snow. It was a beautiful day and there was a great little sitting area off to the right of this picture where we sat and talked while we finished our cappuccino.  It was the only time we sat and relaxed the entire trip.  But we would do it again in a heartbeat.

Love to all my family, we shared so much love in such a short time.  It will carry me through for a long, long time.  :)