Monday, April 9, 2007

April 8, 2007: Happy Easter

Grace and I went to St. Maxmillian Kolbe parish for Easter mass this morning. They had ~40 voices in the choir but they all wore robes and the pianist/organist was also the director and also sang one of the cantor parts.

After mass we were starting our tour of the Eastern shore when Grace noticed that Nestled Ducks, a local tourtist/souvenier shop was open. Fortunately, she didn't mind pulling over. I had a field day. No, I can't write about what I found 'cuz maybe it's for you. ;-)

Then we drove everywhere and took a bazillion photos. We got into Old Orchard Beach (the honkey tonk part of town) and the "Pier French Fries" stand was open. Oh my. Yum city!! I put vinegar on mine. Who ever heard of that?! Fortunately, Grace let me try hers first to see if I liked it before I put it on mine. Oh, I liked it very much and immediately put vinegar on mine.

We drove to (not in a logical or sequential order . . . sorry) Kennebunc and Kennebuncport, Hill Beach, Fortune's Rocks, Biddeford, Saco, Camp Ellis, Cape Porpoise, and many others I've already forgotten but enjoyed immensely. Yes, I saw Dad Bush's "compound".

We then made it to Grace's brother's house for Easter dinner with her mom and dad. Her brother, Mike, and his wife, Helen, cooked a delicious meal: leg of lamb, squash, mashed potatoes, peas, asparagus, gravy, and delicious Swedish lingonberry jelly. It's better than mint jelly with your lamb. Dessert was Greek pastry made by a friend of Grace's mother, a vanilla cake with vanilla pudding in the middle, and apple pie. Oh, and a bowl of chocolate Easter eggs and other chocolates.

After dinner, we helped Mike and Helen download pictures from their digital cameras (some from last December) and make a CD backup of the files. And we watched the final round of the Master's Golf Tournament. I was sad Tiger's winning streak ended, but I was excited for the kid who beat him.

Then we came back to the house and worked on our proposal EVEN MORE! Neither of us were hungry for dinner but around 7, I ate my Whoopie Pie. More details on that in the next blog entry.

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