A coast to coast adventure, from the Pacific one night home and then out by 10 a.m. to head to the Atlantic...
I'd been talking with friends about what to do for New Years Eve and we wanted to get away but to be low key and hang out. I found the Inn By the Sea, just South of Portland Maine with 'garden cottages' that have room for 6 and are pet friendly. Just what we were looking for!
We were able to enjoy a little of everything with one of our favorite puppies!
Dogs were welcome in the lounge area, so we spent some time there by the fire and the tree and then cooked dinner in our cottage, got our glowing jewelry on and counted down to 2011.
We didn't talk about resolutions, hopes and dreams for the coming year, or what we were glad to be leaving in the past from the last year, no sloppy kisses or drunken cheers but the reminder was there that the family you are given is important but so is the family you choose, and we are all stronger with the love and support from each other than we are alone.
May each year be better than the last!