Late Spring has arrived here at the Cat Farm, which is a little surprising, given that, last week this time it was snowing. Monday had been sunny and 70F/21C, and the weatherbeans were calling for more of the same for Tuesday.
So, Steve and I played hookey. We left early, stopped in Lewiston to have breakfast at Fran's, and hit Old Orchard Beach just at high tide. We walked the beach a little, I picked up a few empty shells, and tossed one snail back into the surf (the door was still on, and I supposed it was still alive). We left the beach eventually and walked uptown to the Amtrak station, and Memorial Park. While Steve waited for a train to photograph, I wandered over to the garden, and admired the places where flowers would be, in another six weeks.
When we finished with OOB, we went into Saco to scope out a townhouse/condo. It was about as big as the first place we lived together, and not, perhaps, possible with three Very Large, and one Not Small cat in the household.
After our tour of Saco, we headed up to Freeport, and Shopped LLBean before continuing up-state. We stopped in Augusta to have lunch at Lisa's, and so to home.
Nice day, and good to visit places that were neither doctor's offices nor grocery stores.
I must say, too, that we chose our day well. Yesterday, it was sullen and cloudy all day until it finally rained like heck for an hour or two. Today, it's partly cloudy, but the high temp will only be around 54F/12C. We're under an active flood warning for the Kennebec River until Friday midday, which is always exciting. Flood stage for the Kennebec at Augusta is 12 feet/3.5 meters, and the 'beans are expecting it to crest at 14 feet/4 meters. There are a several miles and many hills between us and the Kennebec, and we have no business in Augusta for the next few days. The local streams and wetlands are somewhat overfull, but nothing at all dangerous to us.