Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend

Summer has definitely arrived on Peaks Island. The boats have been running all weekend long filled with people taking in the views from the top deck of the boat. Islanders though usually ride the lowest deck possible. We really aren't obstinate, we just tend to like the quiet moments a nice ride into Portland provide and a nice chat with one of our neighbors.

Usually a Maine Memorial Day Weekend begins about Thursday with many many vehicles passing through the Kittery toll booths filled to the roof with their stuff and expectations for another Summer of memories and things to accomplish. Of course, by Friday evening after everyone's packed into their Maine destination, the clouds have rolled in, the temperatures have dropped and the mists have blossomed into drizzle and finally harvested into rain. Some of my fondest memories are of weekends like this camping at Patten Pond down in Ellsworth. Sitting as close to the fire as possible, drinking way too much wine, freezing, eating way too much and, of course, laughing all weekend.

Yet, this weekend has welcomed Summer with open arms. The temperatures pulled a reverse this year on Thursday and climbed into the upper 70's, the sun has remained constantly present and the sounds of lawn mowers all weekend have never ceased. If you see someone down front with wrinkled shorts and white stubby legs that's an Islander who just crawled through his closet pulling out a pair of shorts buried since last October. No matter, it's a time of new seasons and new hopes for some rest of a weary soul. Enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend and may it be spent with ones you care about. The pics are all from this weekend and just represent stuff that caught my eye; enjoy.


Anonymous Jeanne said...

Thanks for the memories...and the pictures! Absence DOES make the heart grow fonder! I miss you Mainers!!

5/29/2006 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeanne, thanks for your kind comments. Anything I can do to help give you a moment's smile is well worth it. Keep on enjoying!!


5/31/2006 1:04 PM  

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