Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh, the Beach!

I seem to have finally conquered jetlag--Anna and I arrived back in Germany last Saturday, after a leg-cramping flight from Portland to Amsterdam, then Frankfurt.

But I must post more photos from the coast! We stayed one night at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, my favorite bed and breakfast on the face of the earth. Due to cost, Anna and I slept in the women's dorm (a little-known secret--their less expensive bunk-bed room which still includes the hotel's huge breakfast and other amenities).

We peered into as many of the writer-themed rooms as possible, from the Agatha Christie room to the E.B. White room. Anna and her friend Amy really wanted to see the Edgar Allen Poe suite, so were thrilled when the guest finally left and they could sneak in to check out the pendulum blade over the bed and a lurking stuffed raven on the dresser. Cool details.

During our hotel dinner that night, each table played the "Two Truths and a Lie" game--as is traditional at the Sylvia Beach hotel. I've perfected my lies over quite a few years of visiting! We each got to ask 3 questions of every person, then guessed which fact about them was a lie. Try it with your friends, you might learn some surprising things.


Judy in Indiana said...

I am glad you had a great trip. I will have to go to that B and B someday, it sounds great.

How's Murphy? I miss his furry face.

Africakid said...

Murphy will make an appearance soon. I'd like to take him on a photo tour of our little town outside Heidelberg. Sound good?

Beth said...

I see you're carrying on the tradition with your kids, as I have with mine. I wish I could've been there with you this time! Looks beautiful.