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life {enchanted}

Falling in love with Maine [again]

September! Now that it’s almost the middle of October I had to go back through my phone photos to remember September’s highlights.

The biggest event of the month was my family’s trip to Maine to celebrate my wonderful parents’ 50th wedding anniversary! We had a beautiful time exploring the coast between Kennebunkport and Portland, Maine, with a stop at a train car motel for my nephews’ enjoyment. We had taken a family trip to Bar Harbor, Maine when my sister and I were 16, and I loved it then, so I was excited to go back and explore some more. This trip did not disappoint! Beaches, lobster, salt marshes, art, and of course lots of good family time.

Rock cairn (my mom’s local friend told us these are actually bad for the beaches - my nephews enjoyed knocking them down!)

Rock cairn (my mom’s local friend told us these are actually bad for the beaches - my nephews enjoyed knocking them down!)

Pier

Pier

Maine coastline

Maine coastline

Portland from Peak’s Island, Maine

Portland from Peak’s Island, Maine

Maine magic

Maine magic

I also returned from our trip feeling renewed and rested, which was almost the best part. And I was successful at continuing my daily meditation even on vacation! Still going strong!

September meditation progress

September meditation progress

I was sad to see the summer go, but now that fall is in full swing I’m enjoying it tremendously!

Bring on the pumpkins!