Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

After our annual trip to the Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta, we took a side trip to a vineyard/distillery in Union. They had so many adorable lambs! The fog made the Maine countryside look so magical.

We paid $2.50 for a glass and tasting of up to six of their different wines and spirits. I ended up giving my last choice to my uncle, so he could have another option. The glasses were adorable and one of my friends ended up drinking wine out of it last night. My two favorites of the tasting were the peach wine and the peach smashed port. I like sweet things and both of this were just sweet enough for me. I don't normally like wine, unless it's mead, but the peach wine was delicious enough for me to buy a bottle of it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I can't remember what day it was this week, but I took a study break and went for a walk around the Eastern Promenade with one of my friends. A quick break for exercise is really good to help keep you focused when you are studying. The trail took us down to the Narrow Gauge Railroad. I loved looking at all the old train cars, specifically this Ocean Spray cranberries car.

There are so many different forms of beautiful areas in Portland and I am just starting to find so many of them. It's my new goal to get outside more often, explore more and just have an amazing time while I am in this city.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The tree in my neighbors yard is just starting to bloom/leaf out and it is so beautiful. I like to look out my window and watch the squirrels run around the trees or even just watch the new leaf growth sway in the wind. Green is my favorite color, so now that everything has started the regrowth process it is much more appealing to take walks around the neighborhood and around in town. The cemetery up in the East End has these trees that have bloomed this week and they are so beautiful. I forgot my camera at my apartment when I left to meet some friends at Silly's early this afternoon, so I wasn't able to take a photo of them. Maybe later this week I can manage to.

Yesterday started with a wonderful walk up and down Pine Point Beach. At first I pointed all the way to the end, saying that we were going to walk there. I knew that was an unrealistic goal to begin with, but sometimes it's nice to just say "yes, we are going to do that or attempt to do that and even if we don't make it the whole way, we will enjoy our journey." Which we did. I had some of the best and most understanding conversation that I have had in years. It is really nice to find a friend who can understand things that others try to, but just can't fully grasp. Not that I love those other friends any less, because honestly, all I can ask is for them to try and they do with a whole lot of love in their hearts.

I can't even fully describe how full of awesome yesterday was. I saw so many people, so many friends specifically and it was just amazing. The day was packed with fun times with my friends and my favorite foods, such as soft serve from the Dairy Corner in Scarborough and the hot bar at Whole Foods. We ended up having a picnic on the Eastern Prom after our trip to the hot bar and it was just so beautiful outside. I can't wait to have even more picnics this summer. I also got my first sunburn of the season on the back on my neck and a little color on my nose.