Spent a week strolling around New England, mostly in the
area in and around Portland. (I suppose
that it supplies some balance in my life that two of my favorite towns are
named Portland, and located on opposite coasts). The purpose was to visit some friends and
family, do a little shopping, and eat some of the best seafood on earth. A few highlights:
I honestly believe that 10% of the population of Maine is
engaged in pottery.
There’s some really
great craftspeople up here, and it’s difficult to drive two miles without
passing a potter’s shop.
One of my faves
is located in the heart of Portland: www.mainepottersmarket.com
Another good one, located a few miles north
of town was www.sheepscot.com
But there are dozens of others all over the
For eating in and around Portland:
On the way back home, we stopped in Yarmouth, Massachusetts
to see the Edward Gorey House.
this famous illustrator passed away, his home was made into a museum of his
If you’re a fan, (and you should
be), it’s well worth the visit! http://www.edwardgoreyhouse.org/