~Choose Your Own Adventure~
For a couple of years now I’ve been trying to get Blair to take a trip
anywhere to Mahone Bay with me. It’s only an hour, maybe a little more, away but the atmosphere is completely different than where we are. It’s a beautiful little tourist trap where several movies/tv shows (including Haven) have been filmed. It’s very New Englandy and I have been wanting to get back there for a while.
But something always comes up or a fiasco happens and our plans get ruined. So a few weeks ago I decided I would venture out on my own and I have been looking forward to the adventure.
I got up early Saturday morning to get ready and head out. I promised Amy K. that I would stop by and visit during her garage sale. So once I got there, plans changed somewhat and she decided to go with me. Which was fine. An adventure on your own is fine and dandy but an adventure with a friend is a hoot!
I was so ecstatic when we finally made the curve and found ourselves in Mahone Bay. The marina was to our left and there were beautiful sailboats everywhere.
I’m not going to post everything because it’s not as exciting if you’re not there….but following are some of the more interesting and humorous things from our day.
We stopped at this mom and pop ice cream & antiques store – seriously, it’s called Dad’s and Mom’s:
Amy got an ice cream cone…I tripped over a chair trying to take a picture of this creepy-ass doll. This thing is
worse just as bad as those damn China dolls (https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/china-dolls/). Her eyes followed me everywhere *shudder*.
Here I am getting my photo taken with my handsome new boyfriend….sorry Blair…every woman loves a man in uniform.
We stopped at this terrific little bakery…..
But EVERYTHING was made of soap.
So pretty…and mostly smelled so good. But my allergies kicked in and I lost my voice and we had to leave.
We did some shopping at other little spots – lots of jewelry and antiques
And I realllllllly wanted this:
Several places had designated spots for hubs:
And one shop had this guy outside:
He talked and sang to us thru the screen door. Poor boy just wanted someone to love him.
Eventually we stopped at Mader’s Wharf Pub for lunch. We first sat on the deck for a drink (I had a huge glass of water on the rocks).
But it got a little chilly and this damn crow would not shut up!
So we moved inside to a different atmosphere:
1) Dead animals mounted as decor (aside from the rhino I saw deer and birds…)
2) There was a crazy group of hat ladies there. we never did find out what their “tour” was for but they seemed to be having fun…and there were tons of crazy/obnoxious hats. I think I’m gonna start a club.
3) The Crab Guy
He was constantly staring and I counted FOUR times he grabbed/adjusted his crotch. Right there. In public. Didn’t try to hide it or avert anything. Just gave himself a little tug.
I joked to Amy “He must be a fisherman because it’s apparent he has crabs.” It was funny at the time. Wait. It’s still funny. (And honestly, do I even need to mention the lame matching shirt and do-rag??)
While we waited for lunch to arrive I drew some art:
Then I became the photographer and snapped Amy chowing down.
After lunch we shopped some more and found these precious goodies:
Eventually the sun began to set and the shoppes closed their doors and we headed back to our neck of the woods. But all in all it was a great day! A great little adventure.