Day trip to Rockland, Maine; and last night in Thomaston

in #travel9 days ago (edited)

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Took a nice day trip to the town of Rockland yesterday to see my cousin and some beautiful local art.

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First stop was "Cafe Miranda" for some " Sorta Lasagna" Flavorful sauce and wonderful fresh pasta. Most of the rest of the menu is on the slightly pricey side. Lovely large patio; although wet in places due to rain; and prompt friendly service.

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Next I visited one if my favorite museums; "The Farnsworth" They feature inspiring exhibits that catch the atmosphere of Maine. They also host a huge collection of art from the Wyeth family.

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When it got to be a bit to crowded I took a walk around the harbor. I met a character who loved talking about the tiny rainbow way in the distance. Can you see it?

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Then I finally met up with my cousin. He gave me a tour of his lovely old home and we had a really good talk about his life, about family and his work designing boats.

I was inspired by our talk. So much so that I started working on a watercolor of a boat in the harbor near my father's house when I returned to Thomaston.

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My brother had to leave and I missed a visit with my aunt so I was a bit sad that evening; but I had a lovely last dinner with my father and his wife before heading back to my brother's to sleep.

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Woke to this beautiful scene early in the morning in Thomaston before we headed to my other brother's house. ( I have three) Will be spending the rest of the trip visiting family all over Maine and Massachusetts; will update.