If you travel and don't fall in love with the destination I would say you are traveling wrong! Last week I got back from the most amazing time in Maine. First off it was my first time to Maine and let's be honest that far up north our great U.S.A. (Trust me I didn't think about the distance from Los Angeles to Maine until I actually looked at a map, and it's wayyyy far up there!) A year ago two amazing friends, Genna and Cory (yeah that Genna and Cory I photographed when I moved to LA) decided to change their scenery after Cory was accepted to boat building school. Yeah you read that right, BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL, it's a thing! So they Genna quit her job as store manager of Bryce's shop here in Hermosa and Cory left his job as a TV production assistant. Big time life changes all around for them :)
So for my birthday this year Bryce bought me a round-trip ticket to go out and visit the crazy couple. (Isn't Bryce amazing!) With a week planned for early June I set out and had an amazing time exploring their new slower paced world on the Northeast coast. The two live in this amazing cottage where one side is against a wild life preserve/marsh and the other side is the Atlantic Ocean. The most ideal situation with two big dogs who just want to go out and play on the beach and in the woods. From their tiny town of Biddeford, Maine to right up the road in Portland, Maine they spent the weeks sharing their world. From apartment hunting, (their moving for new jobs in their area), munching on fresh Maine Lobster Rolls, to sipping tea on the back porch in the mid morning hours, and walks with the dogs on their beaches, oh and trespassing around this amazing abandoned house, we did it all.
With all these adventures this blog post would be too long so I have broken it up into 2 parts. This first part is images from my adventures that week not including sea side images. The 2nd post (check back on Tuesday morning) covers the sea side coast images. So sit back. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage. Give yourself a second to stretch that "scroll finger." Then get to scrolling and enjoy the visual love I brought back for you all. :) -AG
Told you it was a big post. I promise the sea side post will be shorter Tuesday :)
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