Monday, April 12, 2010

In Which I Go For A Drive

The Boss and I went for a drive yesterday. We started out not really knowing where we felt like going, but the weather was warm and the sun was shining and the road was calling. We grabbed some drinks and some snacks and we were on our way.

We ended up at the Portland Headlight. If you are not from New England, the Portland Headlight is a lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It is one of the most photographed and most recognized lighthouses in the state, if not in the country. It had been a number of years since I'd last visited, and The Boss and I had never been there together in all the years we've been together.

Fortunately I had the foresight to bring my camera with me, so instead of my normal posting fare I'll be sharing with you all a few of the pictures I took. Enjoy!

We spent a few hours walking around, with me taking pictures and The Boss combing the rocky beach for sea glass. It was a perfect day for visiting the ocean, with the sun warm at our backs and a nice breeze coming in from the ocean. We finished off the day by grilling up some burgers and going out for ice cream. 

It was quite possibly one of the best days I have had in a while. 

Happy Monday, folks.


soft nonsense said...

1) Awesome, awesome pics. I've been to Maine once, and loved it (aside from the crappy fog at the time).

2) How did you do the "copyright" thingmajig?

3) Sea glass is the shiz.

Nes said...

Gah! Wow...awesome pics there...and I love your copyright thing! "BadassGeek". Heh heh.

TechnoBabe said...

You are a true geek, Badass! the copyright and the great photos prove it.

WebSavvyMom said...

-->Beautiful pictures! I took a lot of our trip to the beach yesterday and just posted them on my blog. Same ocean, completely different landscape for sure.

Mystern said...

that sounds like fun! I wish I had some lighthouses here in SLCville.

Melissa said...

Ahh, lovely. I love Maine. Though I had forgotten about the rocks! When you kept on saying going to the ocean I was stumped. Usually people say going to the beach, or in NJ's case "down the shore". I forgot there really arent beaches there.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful photographs. :)

Andhari said...

Lighthouse! Amazing! Never been to one. Love the pictures too.

ForeverRhonda said...

Those pictures are amazing. Makes me miss the coast that much more.

mepsipax said...

Nice pics....but so many picture blogs everywhere.

Phoenix said...

Lovely photos, lovely day. Glad you had a good weekend. :)

Dylan Murphy said...

I need a job where I can just go for a ride with my boss.

Aunt Becky said...

Wow. It's all pretty and stuff. Come to the Midwest. We have...corn.

Amber said...

So glad you and the Boss had fun. Some of the best trips me and Sweet Joshua have ever had were those ones that are completely unplanned; just get in the car and drive!

We found a cool little town in North Carolina (or maybe it was Tennessee) called "Metropolis" and YES it was a tiny town decorated with Superman stuff, including a 25+ foot Superman statue in front of the town hall! Freaking sweet!!

Cool pics by the way!!

Melissa said...

@ Dylan Murphy - he gets to make out with his Boss too.

Chuck said...

Looks like winter is over and spring is here! Great shots...I think everyday you can grill burgers and go for ice cream is a pretty great day!

The Social Frog said...

Ohhh how I miss seeing beauty like that! I see some nice places here in Florida but it's not the same. Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

carissajaded said...

That's so beautiful! You know? I'm sure we have some, but I can't recall ever seeing a lighthouse in tx. We suck.

Mad Woman said...

Wow. Gorgeous! I love the pics!

Aunt Juicebox said...

What a great day! Do you know who put the shipwrecked message on there?

Badass Geek said...

Soft Nonsense: The watermark? You can either do that by editing an extra layer to a picture, or there are freeware programs that do it for you.

Nes: Thanks!

TechnoBabe: Why, thank you kindly.

WebSavvyMom: I think we've probably got more rocks than you do. =)

Mystern: Lighthouses are pretty cool.

Melissa: Oh, we've got beaches. It's just the location we were at wasn't really for swimming.

Jennifer: Thank you!

Andhari: You should try to go sometime. It's quite impressive.

ForeverRhonda: It sure is a special place.

Mepsipax: Dude, seriously? This is the first time in over a month that I've posted any pictures.

Phoenix: I'm glad, too. =)

Dylan Murphy: Do you like your boss that much?

Aunt Becky: Corn is cool.

Amber: Exactly!

Melissa: Extra bonus!

Chuck: Indeed it is.

The Social Frog: No problem!

CarissaJaded: Come to Maine to visit sometime. We'll go see a ton of lighthouses.

Mad Woman: Thanks!

Aunt Juicebox: I'm not sure, no. They repaint it every year so I'm assuming it's an official thing, not just graffiti or whatever.

Laura said...

I am so jealous.... I need a trip to the beach. Too bad I am stuck in the middle of the county!

Nej said...

It doesn't get much better than that!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

New England at its best! Just browsing through a few of your comments really makes me realize how fortunate we are to live on such a beautiful coast! I have never lived more than a hour from the coast and don't think I ever could.

Hey! WOW features a Photo Gallery every Sunday. This would be a great post to link up! Check it out on Sunday at

Jenn(ifer) said...

I haven't been down there in soo long! Glad you had a chance to enjoy it! Great pictures.

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