September 25, 2012

One Dark and Stormy Day.......We Went Shopping!

You learn quickly not to let the weather stop you! We knew we had officially become "Mainers" or some say, "Mainiacs", when we ventured out on rainy, cold days to go shopping! We even would go walk on the beach during a snowstorm...gosh, we loved that! Approximately one year ago, Miss Judy came to visit us in Maine. This was our selected day to head up to Freeport for a day of shopping and taking in the sights!

Yes, it was rather cold and a cool soft rain, along with fog rolling in from the coastline blanketed this tiny village. It was all rather glorious you know!

I took her to LL Bean first, as we have been known to spend a great deal of time in this magnificient store. We casually strolled through the clothing, home store, outdoor adventure store and watched a display on trout fishing.

I'll bet this was a father and son headed into the store to
 purchase new winter jackets!

We lunched often at the Jameson Tavern....
one of the oldest taverns in the state of Maine!

The Azure Cafe was another favorite.
Rob and I had lunch together sitting in the far
right table one fall afternoon.
 Not today however...too cold and too rainy! Great food however!!

Oh, and this darling Pug, waiting on his master to come out of the British Goods Store.....I imagined her name was Peggy.....
Peggy the Pug...don't you just love that?

We returned back to the Maine House in time for a glass of wine and this marvelous easy chicken and cheese soup! It was one of the best days we had! I miss that!

4 T. butter
4 bunches of green onions, finely chopped
4 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cans chicken broth
3 cans water
1 pkg 16 slices of Kraft American Cheese Singles
salt and pepper to taste

Saute' onions, celery and butter. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Unwrap cheese and stir until melted and bubbly. Serve with hot Hawaiian rolls or crescent rolls.


  1. Love this post, felt like I was there! :)

  2. Thank you Kim! It was such a glorious day....don't you just love those misty, cold Autumn days...I'll bet your farm land is beautiful right now! Happy Fall!!

  3. I love to go along on your travels too, Maine is so beautiful! I made a Cheesy Beer-Sausage Soup last night, can't wait to try this one on one of our cool fall days!


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