Saturday, July 27, 2013

old orchard beach carnival

these pictures are very bittersweet for me. 

i had a beautiful night the night that these were
taken. feels like a year ago when it was 
actually less than a week. 

my heart is very heavy today.

Friday, July 26, 2013

msc. old orchard/ lenny the chocolate moose

here are a few more pictures from our beach vacation in maine

one of our many tourist-trap-trips was to see lenny the 
chocolate moose. lenny is sixteen years old 
and the size of a full grown moose. very interesting but i 
think i'll stick to my hershey's kisses.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

saco drive-in theater

okay, i am feeling so lame because this post only has three pictures but,
sunday night when we went to the drive-in in saco, i was
having such a blast that i really just forgot to take pictures. 

last year when my family visited old orchard beach, we knew there
was a drive-in but we never managed to get our butts off the beach 
and actually go! so, this year we made the drive-in top priority.

the movies? despicable me 2 and monsters university. top notch. 

i really miss drive-in movie theaters. back when we lived 
in state college there was still one around and i remember
sitting on the hood of our ancient volvo (that thing was 
basically a tank) all wrapped up in blankets.

 i mean, really, 
they're just awesome. and it makes me sad thinking about how my 
own kids will probably never get to experience a drive-in.

maybe if i ever win the lotto i'll make it my own personal vendetta 
to bring back the drive-in. maybe.

bob's clam shack

first stop on our maine vacation: bob's clam shack in kittery, maine.
after eight hours of driving we revisited this awesome dive 
(mom found it last year on diners, drive-in and dives) and i
splurged on the lillian special*.

i'm sorry for my lack of blogging but i wanted to hold off
on publishing these posts until we got home for safety reasons.
don't want to tell the whole world we're away from home!

i also wanted to point out that i've been afraid
that i've been over-editing my pictures so i didn't
touch these latest few. maybe i will later on in
the week but, who knows! 

*the lillian is the pile of fried deliciousness you see
above. also, my sister kathy thought i looked exactly
like the tourist-trap clam

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

d.c. for the day

on monday matt and i paid
 a visit to my favorite day-trip destination: d.c!

it was around 95 degrees all day long, there was a red 
panda loose at the zoo (rusty has since been found, phew!) and
i was getting flustered over the tiniest things, but matt 
made everything better. he always does. 

to all my fellow photography friends, doesn't the zoo suck 
for getting good shots?! i mean, i was ecstatic the entire
day to get some good pictures of adorable animals but 
the harsh sun and fingerprint-covered glass
made for a photography nightmare! 

just about the only good shots i got were of monkeys,
and for those of you who don't know me, i'm terrified 
of monkeys.

oh well. the trip made for great memories with matt 
that i will always cherish. thank you, d.c. 

**we also stopped by the air and space museum for like twenty minutes
to avoid the heat. cool place, love to go back**