|LLBean, the company that grew from making boots, on its 100th anniversary!|
|Ogunquit Beach, Maine|
We have been taking pictures of many lighthouses ever since they first caught our attention at the Outer Banks. And why not when they always carry the aura of romance? Even if their bright beacon lights and eerie sounding foghorns no longer have quite the significance they had in this day and age of the GPS, their distinctive figures still strike a commanding pose against the sky, the sea, and the land. So they continue to evoke the drama of their pasts each time, all over again.
|pretty beach at low tide in Ogunquit|
|at Perkin's Cove...|
|lobster roll with fix-ins at LLBean|
|Sea Dog lobster roll|
|locked moose, preserved as they were caught with each other,|
at LLBean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine
Fortunately, Maine has diversified from just tourism and fishing. We visited the well-known LLBean, a quality outdoor apparel manufacturer that grew from a boot maker to a large corporation that is celebrating its 100 years anniversary this year. With its flagship store in Freeport, Maine, the town has grown to be a shopping mecca. An outlet mall and almost all brands have branches there. I had a heyday shopping because everything was at a sizeable discount for the 4th of July weekend sale!
|Tom's of Maine at Kennebunk|
|the George H. W. Bush estate in Kennebunk, Maine|