My previous post referenced the Dog Days of Summer, those hot August days that find us waiting for back to school, back to football and back to tailgating.
South Island Living, a publication for Amelia Island Plantation residents, featured our dock overlooking the Intracoastal waterway with our son, James and 2 special pups; Sheldon, a black mini whoodle (a miniature poodle/ wheaten terrier mix) and James’ Ralph, a french bulldog. Talk about Dog Days.
I only wish our daughter, Elizabeth could have been home to be included in the story.
Susan Scarborough took the amazing pictures and captured our special spot beautifully. Susan is a talented photographer and loves to cook. We will be collaborating again in future tailgating posts.
Thank you to Brian Gilbert and South Island Living Magazine, published by n2publishing. Next month they will be doing a follow- up story about KathyMillerTime’s “Tailgating Through The South” project.
Living in the South is a wonderful predicament, but as all Southerners know it sure gets hot and humid. Especially in August. To escape the heat and to celebrate a special anniversary and birthday, Dave and I decided to visit 2 of our favorite states, Vermont and Maine. The Green Mountains of Vermont, surrounded by fertile valleys,
flowered meadows, white clapboard houses
and barns of all shapes and sizes…
was the perfect heat getaway. More on Vermont in my next post.
After enjoying the Green Mountains we traveled to the shore, the coastline of Maine.
I couldn’t wait to eat lobster. I had lobster every day, every way possible. Lobster rolls.
I found this beautiful lobster roll from Honestly Yum.
My version from Beal’s Lobster Pier.
Our newly met friend, Wendy Meredith’s lobster roll.
My previous post showcased the low country shrimp boil. Now I had to try a lobster boil.
Lobster Boils from Honestly Yum appeared on my Bloglovin’ feed
And I had to replicate.
From the cottage rock terrace, Dave and I enjoyed our lobster and lovely sunset view.
I found the cute lobster flour sack napkins in Southwest Harbor Maine and used them in lieu of placemats or tablecloth.
The napkins are bright colored Walmart washcloths.
As usual I have a story to tell about this idyllic meal. Dave didn’t enjoy cracking the lobster open. He didn’t enjoy picking the meat out with a tiny pick. He didn’t enjoy the chowder because it was clam chowder instead of fish chowder. “Clams are just tendons”.
The next home cooked lobster meal was in honor of our last night. We bought the lobster fresh picked. More expensive, but more enjoyable because Dave was happy!
Watch for more stories from our Vermont and Maine trip….Including a special trip to Monhegan Island to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Art Exhibition. “The Famous and the Forgotten: Revisiting Monhegan’s Celebrated 1914 Art Exhibition” is on view through September 30, 2014.
I welcome your comments, recipes and any inside information on your favorite tailgating spots.
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.