Thursday, September 11, 2008
New England Vacation #2
This is Portland Head Lighthouse in Portland, Maine. It was exciting to see this, as it is quite famous. The weird thing to us was that the sun was setting on the wrong side! We're from the West coast, where the sun sinks into the ocean. Here, the sun rises out of the water, and sets behind the city. It was a little odd! We haven't spent much time at the Atlantic Ocean. Raised on the western side of the States, both my husband and I have seen many more California and Oregon Coast beaches than anything else.
In 2003, I flew to London, England, to attend school for 3 months. That gave me my first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. In 2006, my hubby and I got the opportunity to travel to Florida with our steel drum band, giving us the chance to walk along an Atlantic beach. Then, in the fall of 2006, my husband and I took a 2-week vacation to Great Britain, and we flew over the entire Atlantic Ocean. And finally, in the spring of 2007, our steel drum band went touring again, this time to Bermuda, which is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. This means we have now sufficiently experienced the Atlantic. The Portland Head, however, was our first Atlantic coast lighthouse. Beautiful, isn't it?
Before I close, I do have to ask that you take a moment today to remember those lost in the incidents of 9/11 - now seven years behind us, but forever etched in our country's memory.