Friday, July 25, 2008

Portland Shopping and LightHouses

I think this is Portland on the other side of the draw bridge...I used to be so good with walking on the breakers/ jettys until this knee starting acting up this year. I was afraid to cross some of the granite blocks :( and the cobble stones in Portland....let's just say I undid a month's worth of p/t walking to the stadium first night we were there.


This is part of the fort connected to the lighthouse




This was connected to one of the parks- there was another fort there but it was too crowded and we wanted to get to Salem before 1PM so we skipped the fort.

Just the lighthouse :

You can see why the boats need lighthouses-

Unlike her brother, DD is easily amused and not going through video game withdraw....



Ever since Johnny Depp was a pirate DD has a thing for pirates...this dude was in front of a store in Portland....



Can you imagine my poor husband going in here with our 18 y/o daughter and 15 y/o son???? LOL



In the LL Bean store they had quilts. I hate those kind of "cheap" quilts that people buy, mass produced out of the country. I didn't get a pic of the front which were pretty much lasagna quilts made with jelly rolls but look at the quilting on it.....


I'm thinking I want to attempt this on my ocean waves quilt. I have a blue/green varigated thread from Connecting threads to use.....

Tomorrow is Salem, MA

7 comments:

Joansie said...

OMG......it's like going back in time. Portland Head Light is my favorite, as you know. I have done cross-stitch pieces of the two lighthouses you have pictured. The condom store is a hoot, I'm told. You want it (style, color, etc.), they have it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow that quilting is really nice. I want to see what you do with it.

kathyinozarks said...

Nice pics Kim, and I so agree with those cheap of the country quilts-probaly from Vina.
I got all over my Mom, as bought one of those to put on her bed as she didn't want to sleep under or wash any of her own quilts. I was furious with her-

kathyinozarks said...

sorry and I don't think I can edit-should have proof read my comment- probably from China.
My Mom makes fabulous quilts and then pays them to be all hand quilted by the amish near her-and then won't use them.
we go on and on about this-

Candace said...

Looks like a fun trip, and such beautiful country.

Mel said...

Oh, I'll have to draw out that pattern and see if I can make it continuous. I bet I could easily get lost doing it. LOL

Sweet P said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. I've seen that pirate and I've been in that store with DH, only at that time we were only dating.

I've never been to the lighthouse though. I'll have to put it on the list for the next time we go to Portland.