Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trip Recap #2

The main reason for our trip back East was our friends' wedding in Maine.  As mentioned in the previous post, I quickly fell in love with the town's charm.  Both Friday night's dinner and Saturday's reception were held at the Stonehouse Manor which sits on Silver Lake.  Canoes and rowboats were available as well as lawn games all day Saturday and bonfires both nights.  We quickly hopped in a rowboat after the ceremony.  It was so nice to sneak away for a moment and also still be so close to all the action.

Walking down to the boats.
Looking back at the wedding tent from the rowboat.  Adirondack chairs peppered the lawn creating little moments for a glass of wine and conversation.  The fog seen here quickly lifted and the rest of the day was bright and sunshiny for the newlyweds.
This was my first time to see an actual lobster bake.  I'll narrate...
Live lobsters and clams get thrown on top of a bed of seaweed and wrapped corn on the cob.
The whole thing gets covered by butcher paper.
And secured all around with bricks.  Those guys weren't going anywhere!
And then covered with more seaweed.
Then the whole thing gets lit from underneath and people stand around drooling.  I can say without a doubt that this was the freshest lobster I've ever had.
Pretty and bright floral arrangements decorated the mostly white tent.
The place settings.
Reeses with the couple's initials and wedding date.  I planned to save one of these, 
I have no idea where it could have gone...
Saturday night, the late night crowd was treated to some sort of amazing Croatian shot (groom's heritage) served by the groom himself down by the bonfire.  What a treat! 
Trip finale tomorrow...

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