We arrived home last night from a relatively unplanned weekend away on the coast of Maine. Visiting Vermont friends arrived Friday evening and suggested that we head up to their family's place near York the next day. So Saturday morning we packed up the beach bag, along with such practical considerations as tortilla chips, diapers, and everyone's toothbrushes, and headed north.
We stayed in a house perched above a salt water river, and spent the weekend procuring boxes of steamed lobsters and soaking up the last of summer's sunshine on the beach.
I have thoughts of attempting a return to the more regularly scheduled program here soon. Library Mondays, posting more than a couple of times a week. That sort of thing. But in the meantime, there are seafood suppers on the patio and sunny days spent not wearing shoes, and it seems wise to make the most of those before the coming of school routines and fall temperatures.