Friday, April 11, 2008

Portland Maine & Mom

My Mom stays very busy with her family and friends, plus working part-time at our FAVORITE store (check out L.L. Beans!!). She volunteers at church services and church functions (including luncheons, dinners and organizations/service groups' luncheons, Women's activities...) and now she has been training to be a tour guide at the Portland Harbor Museum!

She is learning about many historical events and also about this exhibit (below):

Snow Squall: The Journey of an American Clipper Ship

(running through November 30, 2008) - Built in 1851, just a few miles from the museum, Snow Squall sailed for 13 years and carried goods to faraway lands. This exhibit, which includes timbers and artifacts from the vessel, tells the story of Snow Squall, its abandonment in the Falkland Islands in the 1860s, and its recovery and return to South Portland in the 1980s. Visitors learn about the Age of Clipper Ships and Nineteenth Century wooden shipbuilding.

Just to give you some more history about Portland, Maine, here is another museum my Mom could volunteer at: The Portland Observatory - The last remaining maritime signal tower in the nation, this historic observatory features informative exhibits on maritime history and breathtaking views of the harbor.

And lastly, the most photographed lighthouse in the nation is also located in Maine. We love visiting this lighthouse along the coast line every time I get to go home. Brings back tons of memories of family outings there (especially eating lobster rolls with my Grammie).


OH MY #6 said...

Yum, lobster rolls!

Your mom sounds like she is quite the busy lady!


Joannah said...

I'd love to visit Maine someday.

Your mom sounds a lot like my grandmother. She's busy volunteering at the library mending books and working in the gift shop there. She stays busy and give so much of herself to others.

Roy and Lori said...

Hope you are having a wonderful
weekend! Just wanted to stop by
and say hi!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I would LOVE to go into a REAL lighthouse... they are beautiful..
Have a Great Weekend...
SOunds like your mom is a very busy lady...

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ohhhhh... LL Bean... when we were in MA we passed one of their stores. I wanted to go there so bad... we couldn't stop though (lucky for me), makes me want to buy the clothes and move to Maine or something... I am going to buy some shoes from there soon... glad you had a good time... take care

Kelly And Allison said...

She has all the cool job. LL Bean. Is that the one in Freeport. That's our favorite hang out place during the summer. Portland lighthouse is one of the most beautiful lighthouse. We can't wait for the summer to start.