Let me tell ya’ll about the beautiful, amazing, scenic, kind, warm and lovely place I stayed for the first six days of my New England trip.
There is this wonderful point about 50 minutes north of the southern border of Maine. A sleepy little point called Biddeford Pool.
My friend lives there and her parents as well. I stayed at the beachy idyllic home of the Emhiser’s. Bill and Marysue welcomed me into their home and took the absolute best care of me.
They have a cute home with classic shingle wood siding and authentic beach motif from the area. The home is a relaxing mix of lobster buoys, sea glass, driftwood complete with a driftwood mirror Bre made from the local beach finds and art made by the family. You automatically just breathe easier and the tension falls away the minute your drive onto the point and even more so when you enter their home.
When I arrived Bill made me a delicious cocktail and Marysue gave me the warmest hug! They made coffee in the morning and poured me a hot cup when I would eventually drag myself out of the cozy guest bedroom upstairs. The bedroom: amazingly comfortable queen size bed with soft sheets, shelves made of driftwood, fresh flowers from Bre’s floral shoppe and views of the ocean! I slept long and hard that week.
Sipping on coffee, that was placed in my hands without me even so much as uttering syllable, I would sit on the sofa chatting away or out on the chairs on the front deck watching the waves roll in and listening to them crash onto the shore.
Bre and I would then take off for the day visiting all sorts of awesome places. On Tuesday night we came back to the house to a fire in the fire pit where Bill was just about to lay four lobsters marinated in some kind of crazy goodness to cook over the open flame.
Bill is a funny guy! He posed for this picture and had me cracking up! Marysue is an amazing chef as well and they both lay out the most amazing table. I mean seriously I thought I was sitting down to a table from William Sonoma! I of course took pictures but can’t find them (they’re probably on a cloud somewhere..lol)
Behind Bill’s left shoulder in the picture is the awesome outdoor shower that I showered in the first day. Sooooo totally awesome dudes!
That night we at drank wine, ate lobster, corn on the cob and seriously Marysue made an AWESOME AWESOME coleslaw! I could have eaten the entire bowl of it. In fact when we were taking the dishes into the kitchen there was only a little bit left and I ate it right out that bowl. I mean you can’t waste food and there wasn’t enough for anyone else, but me. Hahaha..
All the mornings were filled with coffee and all the nights were filled with delicious food whether homemade or take-out from a local joint and the cocktails flowed freely.
I cannot express how welcome and at ease Marysue and Bill made me feel. Their warmth and kindness was a highlight of the trip because I truly felt welcome. For the last three days of my stay I was racking my brain trying to think of a gift to thank them for ALL that they did for me but couldn’t come up with one. Cooking was out as I cannot cook and they have all the wine in the world! I am still trying to figure this one out. (sigh)
But I want to say THANK YOU to two of the coolest people! I hope to see you soon!
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow