It's always a joy to make new friends, but it's really cool to make new COUPLE friends. That's not something we've ever really been good at doing. My husband and I have our own friends, and we like to do things just the two of us or with our kids.
Couple friends are a new thing for us and we like it. We like THEM.
Today we all took a boat ride from their home in Five Islands to Boothbay Harbor. I've driven to Boothbay a few times and it TAKES FOREVER. It's a lovely, but LONG drive.
But from Five Islands it was a 15 minute boat ride.
And much more scenic!
We saw all manner of birds, had lobster rolls (and lobster stew and oysters) at a picnic table next to the harbor, and walked around town a bit.
I even got to sneak into my favorite used bookstore and found a small stack of treasures.
It was sort of a last summer hurrah, as Labor Day is the official end of the summer season in Maine. (Although we have weather forecasted in the 80s all week and another friend and I are talking of squeezing in yet one more quick beach afternoon...?)
Anyway. Boothbay. Lovely place, especially from the vantage point of the water.
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