O’Half and I — away we went to Yarmouth, Maine! It’s about a seven hour
trip. And we took Woody!
It’s a charming little town with a real main street–including an antique shop
that has buttons!! I bought a few . . . Thank you, Verna!
as well as this fine old hat box from Shepard’s Dept store in Providence RI. I
Then we visited the the Royal River Book Shop across the street and bought my summer reading “real” read—-Don Quixote …..
It looks pretty terrorizing, but it’s a nice edition and
falls open easily and STAYS open while you juggle the snacks you’re eating. I once
read a piece about books that must be read in a lifetime and — I’m not kidding —
the author suggested an ABRIDGED version of the fine old classic! Not for me!
But you may hear me regretting it later in July . . .
If you can believe it, there is another wonderful book shop in nearby Freeport (yes,
L.L.Bean territory). This one’s a used book shop–called Two Brothers or sometimes
Freeport Book Shop. We loved it! I found a plum there that I’ll report on shortly–illus
by Gluyas Williams!
Downtown Yarmouth has its own fancy pizza restaurant–Otto’s (or Handy’s) and we
enjoyed dinner there one night. And had a Mother’s Day Brunch at Royal River Grill House in town by the water.
Our son-in-law gave us grand auto tours of the nearby peninsulas and islands. Do you know the Cribstone Bridge on Bailey’s Island? One of a kind with huge chunks of granite crisscrossed for a bridge base that has withstood mighty Maine storms for years. You can
check it out online . . .
All in all, the Yarmouth area has a lot to see—and so easy to see it. And this wasn’t even in the summertime. We’ll go back!