Saturday, September 6, 2008

Home for Now

We got back from our Maine house hunting trip a couple days ago so it's catch up time. I am getting a little sick of explaining where we will be--look for Caribou on the map. That's the place! It is so amazing there. I knew it was going to be beautiful, but pictures just are never like the real thing. We drove up to Caribou from Portland which is about a 5 hour drive. We spent some time up there meeting people and getting to know the area. I am feeling a little weird because people there were so nice. More than once I found myself looking around asking, "were you talking to me?" The lady at the drug store even let me use their "non-public" restroom. A couple of logger guys at Mcdonalds told me I was gorgeous. Nice confidence boost. We couldn't get out of the church because people wanted to talk to us--I'm sure us south-westerners are fascinating--that or just weird. I knew we stood out, but I don't know why ...... yet.

Here are a few pictures from out trip--with more to come in a month or so--I know you're all on the edge of your seat for every post, but I fear this will be my last until we get settled up there.

This is Old Orchard Beach just outside of Portland (really close to Biddeford-Caleb) We planned to go to the beach and were surprised when people were there in swimming suits--it was barely 70 -- Sorry I'm not in a swimming suit. I know you're all disappointed!

This is a really cool church in Portland. There are churches every where out there and each one is very unique.

This is Mars Hill. A popular ski resort area--if I remember right it will be about 1/2 hour from us. Notice the wind energy thingys--what are those called?

The other side of the river is Canada. We were considering a house on the river. Couldn't do that down south!!

If you look close you'll see a moose..this is pretty typical of what the landscape is like there. Unless there is a farm or a house it is just thick with trees.


Stephanie said...

Wow Celeste! So much to look forward to! Life changes are always so exciting and scary all at the same time. Good luck with everything and hopefully David and I could go visit you guys while you live there. I would love to see it!

Rowley's said...

I can't believe you are moving to main! It is beatiful though. And those guys were right you are gorgeous! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you. I'll miss you :(

Schagel Family said...

Great pictures. It does look beautiful there. I am sure you will love it there. Good luck with everything. We are really going to miss you guys.

The Durrant Family said...

Hey Celeste it was so good to see you not to long ago. I just have to tell you that you and your family are absolutely beautiful! I miss all of you so much. I finally remembered to check out your blog, and I just have to say I love the post about your daughter wanting "boobies" Ba ha ha ha. It cracked me up

Rachel said...

Celeste, I love you. Maine looks amazing! I am jealous, you'll actually have green things around you! What an exciting time in your life.

The Noble Family said...

It's so pretty Celeste! I would love to come and see you too. Maybe one day. Hey, you leave next week right? I hope you are planning a visit in Richmond. We have an extra room for you and the girls would love our toy room. Miles really wants to see you too.

The Truschke Three-O said...

Want to know something cool? Me and Jonathan have a picture of us on Old Orchard Beach! Maine is beautiful. I just wish it were just across the street.