Thursday, May 27, 2010

CellerDoor Winery, Maine

On our drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor, we stopped in Rockport at the CellarDooor Winery. This was not the grounds of the actual winery but a tasting house. We each tried 6 different wines in this beautiful house-turned-to-wine-shop. The house is filled with amazing gifts and foods for wine lovers including unique wine glasses and stoppers. We really enjoyed our stop! We bought 3 bottles of wine and haven't opened a bottle yet, but hope to soon.

We bought Sweetheart (a sweet red made with Concord grapes - tastes exactly like grape juice!), Amorosa (a white made from Niagra grapes) and Queen Anne's Lace (a sweet Reisling & Vidal Blanc mix).

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Special Day in Bar Harbor, Maine

Adam and I arrived in Bar Harbor on Friday, May 7. After we checked in to the adorable Eyebrow Suite at the Castlemaine Inn, we decided to walk around the town. We walked along the Shore Path - a path about a mile long along the water and the edge of front yards of beautiful private homes who have shared their property with the public. There were not many people around - tourist season doesn't start until June - so it was very quiet. The weather was sunny and a bit chilly but we were comfortable and relaxed. I wanted to venture off the path and down onto the rocks right by the water. Below you will see the photo of us taken by the self timer on my camera. Notice the bulging left pocket of Adam's jacket....

After this photo, I run back to the camera, turn around again and he has a small box in his hand. He drops to his knee and asks me to spend the rest of my life with him. I say yes, of course, and he slips this beauty on my finger:
We're overwhelmed with joy and so happy - and are still on the high -we climb back up on the path and arm-in-arm, aimlessly continue along... The best day of my life so far!!!!
After we finished the walk on the Shore Path and contacted our family and friends to tell the news, we found a restaurant for dinner. Adam continued his tradition of drinking the local beers. He enjoyed this one, named after a mountain we will visit the next day.
Our celebratory dinner included clam chowder, lobster, clams, rice, fiddleheads...
... and blueberry pie and a mudslide for dessert! It was a wonderfully fresh, seafoody meal!
The next day week spent the morning trekking through Acadia National Park.

Sand Beach:
Adam atop Cadalliac Mountain. Don't let his bare legs fool you - it was 40 degrees and very windy on the mountain!
And if you're wondering, wedding plans are in the works for Summer 2011!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Barnacle Billy's in Ogunquit, Maine

Last Thursday Adam and I left for our Maine adventure. It was a wonderful trip! Not only because of the beautiful scenery and seafood but because Adam proposed to me!! We are both very happy and excited for the wedding planning and our future together!!

But before I tell the proposal story, let me go through the meals of our trips, starting with Thursday night (don't worry... he proposed Friday so the next post will be that story!).

Thursday night we went to Barnacle Billy's for dinner. Our table had a beautiful view of Perkins Cove.

Adam, on the hunt to try every local brew available (there are a lot in Maine), had Belfast Bay Lobster Ale.

My wonderful clam chowder... The first of 3 bowls during our trip. This one was the best because it was more soupy and not like a thick pudding. Very good. And the clams were huge!
Adam's dinner: Lobster Saute - lobster chunks sauteed in a mayo and butter sauce
I had the stuffed shrimp - butterflied and stuffed with light, spicy bread crumbs

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Adam and I are in Maine until Monday!

We're having a great time - seeing the sites, eating lobster.

AND the engagement chicken worked! More details/pictures later...