A Lovely Weekend in Maine!

This weekend was a special time for my family, my first grandson got married in lovely Maine. I will not be sharing pics of the wedding or myself due to privacy issues but have other photos of the area to share.

We went up to South Berwick Maine on Friday for the rehearsal luncheon and then over to the Stage House Inn for our two-night stay. The wedding was held on Saturday. Here are some photos of the Inn.

I didn’t taken photos inside the room to share. It was very small but had three windows, thanks goodness, since the AC was not working and it was in the 80’s F. We sweat a lot and had to get out and walk around to cool off. The weather did drop into the 50’s & 60’s F the next day.

Here are some photos I snapped as we walked around on Friday and Saturday before the 4:30 pm wedding to stretch our legs. The community is old. Here is a local church dated back to 1823.

An old massive tree and some of the colonials that are protected by the town because of their history.

The student and parents/GS leaders gave me permission to post these photos. Thank you, ladies! Of course, my husband bought cookies to give to my younger grandsons. He promised he wouldn’t eat any even if they were his favorite – caramel. He was true to his word. So proud of him!

Local students selling Girl Scout Cookies in front of Central School.

The town is a quiet area with no stores to shop and just a few restaurants, pizza place, a meat store, but no pharmacy. We had to go about eight miles away to find one at a Hannaford. We did stumble upon a Medical Clinic and peeked in to see if they had what I needed. It turned out to be a Hemp store with all kinds of products to get high or not. Yikes! We didn’t buy anything for fear that I would pass out from just the smell. Ha! We asked for directions to the pharmacy and quickly left.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful as was the bride and my grandson was, of course, quite handsome. A few tears escaped my eyes but I stem the flow so I wouldn’t embarrass myself or my grandson.

Here are a few photos of the Red Barn where the wedding took place. I didn’t snap too many unfortunately. It was quite elegant with a rustic appeal, nothing like a real barn. Lovely place to have a wedding and well organized from the open bar to the hors d’oeuvres to the meal.

The actual ceremony took place in front of the gorgeous fireplace below. I did find a photo of just John & I to share.

It was a lovely weekend but I am happy to be home in my own bed. I never sleep well when I am away from home. It was a gorgeous wedding and I danced my feet off but suffered later that night when every muscle ached reminding me what I did. Ha! I forget sometimes how old I am and act like a kid again. But it sure was fun to be with my whole family, laughing, eating, drinking and dancing. I snapped over 250 photos to share with all of them. My daughter said my new vocation should be photographer. I do love to take pictures, don’t I, as you can see from all my posts.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again soon. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!









About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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13 Responses to A Lovely Weekend in Maine!

  1. Darlene says:

    Congratualtions on your grandson’s wedding. Pleased you had a good time! The place looks perfect for a wedding.

  2. Hi Janice, what a wonderful sounding event and the venue looks beautiful with that lovely fireplace and the flowers.

  3. Jan Sikes says:

    Congratulations to your family, Janice! Just lovely!

  4. Congratulations to your grandson and his bride!

  5. noelleg44 says:

    What a lovely spot for a wedding and congratulation to your grandson and his new wide. Maine is great for me any time of year – even winter (for a visit). And we have to act like kids again from time to time, regardless that our bodies complain afterward!

  6. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful venue for the wedding. Wow! Who doesn’t love Maine? Thank you for sharing, Janice.

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