Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Birthday Surprise

Way back in March, I saw an ad for a play called, "The Million Dollar Quartet".   When I saw that it was a play about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, I knew it was the perfect play for Hubby.   And when I saw that the play was going to be on his birthday, I bought tickets!

The show was playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse, a venue Hubby had never been to before.

I was successful in keeping it a surprise for seven months!   (Mostly by avoiding the dreaded "Twenty Questions" - a game at which I am never successful in keeping a secret!)

My plan had been to go up early and walk the Marginal Way because, let's face it, you cannot go to Ogunquit and not walk the Marginal Way!   However, it was pouring out, and continued to rain all day, so that part of the adventure was nixed.

I kept Hubby in the dark right up until we pulled into the parking lot of the theater.   He was thrilled to see what the show was about!  And also so happy to be visiting the theater finally, after passing by it many times on our forays up to Maine.

The show was phenomenal!  It was set  in December 4, 1956, and tells the story of the four young musicians and their struggle to make it in the world of music at Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, TN.   

It was amazing, funny and heart-wrenching.  And the music was just out-of-this-world!

The four actors who played the parts of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins not only had a good resemblance to the real singers, they sounded just like them!  

We could not have been happier with the show.   And then, because we were in Maine after all, we went to a wonderful little hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurant and ate a heaping plate of fried seafood.

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Apple Picking with Audrey

Our little Grand-daughter Audrey is 3 this year, and finally old enough to take out on an apple picking excursion.  Unfortunately, our usual Apple Farm decided to take a year off so we had to find someplace new to go.  The place we picked was "just okay" - but it did have almost all the necessary options to make our apple picking day complete.

Some nice pumpkins.....Audrey picked one just the right size to bring home.

There was a ginormous scarecrow we had to climb for our photo op.

Audrey really loved her little purple sunglasses.  She wore them all day.

Finding apples was pretty difficult - and they were tiny - but just her size!

She picked just about the whole bag herself.

With a little help from Memere!

We always shine up one apple to eat while we pick.  Audrey ate hers in a straight line around the apple.....then she was done.

There was a wagon ride....with, disappointingly, no hay!

Pepere and Audrey waited patiently for the wagon to come.

And they were nice and comfy cozy on the ride

After the wagon right, we went into the store for my favorite - some apple cider donuts.   And they were all out!!!!!  WHAT???    That should be against the law!

But they did have a little ice cream stand.  Again, when we went over asked for Audrey's requested chocolate, they were all out!  But she settled for "purple" ice cream.  And enjoyed it very much!

It was a perfect sunny fall day and a wonderful time spent with our sweet little Audrey!