While waiting for the rest of our crew to arrive we happened upon the Blyth and Burrows cocktail bar during our stroll. It had just the vibe we were looking for - we sat by the window and enjoyed a couple of their specialty cocktails watching the evening come to life. The Penny Cap was a hit in my book. Smoky, mysterious and quite a lovely presentation! Of course.... in true T&L fashion our waitress comes over to us and asks "do you know about our secret speakeasy room....?" Needless to say we brought the rest of the clan back and stayed for dinner and libations as we waited for concert time with Elton John.
The following morning Cathy and I found ourselves walking about the city streets with our cameras. Meandering through some shops and taking photos. We would meet up with the other girls here and there through our jaunt feeling the city wake after a "night on the town". Our pace slow and our chatter vibrant. It's more about being together than it is about the photos.... but the photos sure are fun!
"allow a fragment of your life to wander free...."
Saw this woman sitting down at a french restaurant... her pose and the way the light was coming into play was lovely in my mind. I love the sheer elegance of the scene. In a fraction of a second she offered this glance. The non-photographer girls were asking "what are you taking a photo of...?" Cathy and I more just smiled "this...."
As the afternoon closed in it was time to work our way down the road towards home. A friend had told me about the beer and cheese soup at the Run of the Mill Public House in Saco from her visits there in the summer. It has been on my radar as a place to explore and it surely didn't disappoint.
This quick trip with dear friends, friends of friends and friends we hadn't met yet reminds me just how wonderful life is. We meet people each and every day. Some stay the path others go their own way.