|"Yum, yum, curling ribbon!"|
The weekend brought terrific weather with it. There was a lot of watching of the out.
|""Whoa! There are birds out there!|
Cookie has a good deal of trouble rassling with Biscuit. It's the fluff. Where the heck do you bite him? (Answer- it doesn't matter. You'll get a mouthful of fluff no matter where you bite.) Biscuit has a decided preference for munching on Cookie's ears. All in good fun, of course.
Sunday, Amtrak was offering some special fare deals to promote the Northeaster train service to Portland, and other Maine points. Jonathan and I love traveling by train, and lured by the gorgeous sunshine we went up for the day. We weren't the only passengers (despite the photo- the crowd waiting to board was behind us). There were a number of families out for the day, and we watched the wild excitement of the under 3-foot set with some amusement. (Some years ago, that would have been my husband and his indulgent mother, who took him to pretty much every steam train and train-themed attraction on the East coast.)
|Amtrak Downeaster at Exeter Station|
From there our path took us on a long loop around the Back Cove- we saw a harbor seal, in addition to the more usual bird life- and back into town for ice cream at Beals before strolling through streets full of lovely Victorian homes on our way back to the train station. It was a really gorgeous day, and the first one I've been able to walk around in short sleeves without getting chilly. In addition to forgetting my camera (my husband took the train photo above on his phone), I also didn't think to bring sunscreen, so I wound up a bit crispy around the edges. Not a real burn, but certainly a warning to me that I can't expect to get away without it much longer.
Naturally, there has been knitting. I finally finished the Wasabi hat, which I still need to block, and I've done more mittens when needing something simple I could work on in bad light. (Hint- a slip-stitch pattern in sock yarn is not that kind of project.)
And now I'm back to working on WIPs, checking my flowerbeds daily to see what survived the winter, and resisting the restless spring urge to start something new. Because mittens aside, it would be really nice to get one of the larger things done. Not to mention block the darned Wasabi hat.