Saturday, August 10, 2013

Scott and Shelby!

Yay!!!  After eleven months we were reunited with Scott and Shelby!!!  They moved to Portland in late June and if I could've arranged to be at the border on the day they moved - I would've been there!  But how wonderful it was that we got to arrange a brief trip to see them even if it was only for a long weekend.  We drove to Portland from Norfolk, stopping in Connecticut along the way.    Our route took us through NYC which was a little crazy to say the least.

We arrived in Portland around 11 a.m. and planned to meet Scott near the StarBucks where Shelby worked.  Steve dropped me off while he found a parking place and I spotted Scott & Shelby across the street.  I yelled for him like a crazy woman, but I didn't care!  It had been too long since we had seen him!   He had arranged to get off work for the weekend and we were so thankful!

Shelby had to go on in to work at StarBucks, but we got to give her a quick hug, get some coffee, and meet some of her co-workers.  Isn't her StarBucks in the cutest little block?

 Scott then began showing us around beautiful Portland!

Below is the restaurant where Scott works.  I wanted to eat there, but he wasn't too fond of that idea.

 We had a late lunch and then checked into our hotel.  We all took a little nap while waiting for Shelby to get off work.

Afterwards, we drove down to the coast and walked along the rocks, skipping rocks, looking for sea glass and enjoying the beautiful view.

That night we had a belated birthday celebration for Scott down in the Old Port at Gilbert's- he got a lobster and the rest of us had lobster rolls!  Wish I had taken a picture!   They showed us where they had put their lock from their moving truck among all the other locks- it's a local tradition!

The next day is somewhat of a blur but after Shelby got off work we picked them up at their cute apartment.  

And we got to meet Kevin, Shelby and Scott's chinchilla!

Then off to Portland Head Light built in 1787.

It was just beautiful!  Perfect weather, too!  We ended the night enjoying some wonderful pizza together!

On Monday before Steve left for work, he and Scott met for one last breakfast.  Scott came back to our hotel afterwards and caught up on some sleep since he had to work later that day.   When Shelby got off work we walked around the cute city some more.   I could've spent days looking at all of the unique shops!

 Then it was time for Scott to go to work.  Hated to see him go- it was just too short of a visit, but so thankful for it just the same.  One last hug!

 When Steve got off work we drove up to Kittery, Maine with Shelby and walked around L.L. Bean and some other outlets.  Steve and I had one last lobster roll for dinner- Yum!  And Shelby treated us to ice cream!

We can't wait until the next time we get to see them!  It was so good to be with them again!

 We love you, Scott and Shelby!

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