2019 Epilogue 

Windward Cottages

Settling back into “real life” after a relaxing couple of weeks away. I was surprised when I got an email from Ollie at Windward Cottages. The subject line said “left in cottage.” Hmmm….Joseph and I always do a “last sweep” of closets  and drawers, so I thought “what could we possibly have left?” 

When I opened up the email, I saw “undergarments” and cringed. I know I took the last shower, so whatever was left was mine. I hoped I just left socks. I know they technically aren’t undergarments, but I was red-faced enough. Too embarrassed to call Ollie myself, I asked Joseph to do it. 

The next day, Joseph called Ollie from work. When he came home, he had a devilishly sheepish look on his face. I cringed again. “Did you talk to Ollie?” I asked. “Yes,” he said, and burst out laughing. 

Fortunately, I didn’t leave dirty underwear. Unfortunately, what I left was my sports bra. Now, dear readers, I’m a big girl, so my everyday bras are big to begin with. But my sports bra, complete with everything structural that holds my everythings in and up while hiking, is huge!!!  I just wanted to crawl under the chair and stay there until the red in my face became at least a nice shade of pink.  

I didn’t, of course. And Ollie put my bra in the mail. Embarrassing? Yes! A funny end to vacation and a good story? Yes and yes!

Already missing Ollie and our Windward Cottages cottage…

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What are the Maine Diaries?

The Maine Diaries is a fun look at my annual adventure to New England where I unwind from normal life and reconnect with myself.

I was captivated by the Maine Coast on my first trip there in the late 90’s. In the years since, I’ve traveled up and down the coast from Kittery to Calais but I spend most of my Maine time Downeast. I love the adventures I have and the chance to unwind from the world and restore my inner clarity. I chronicle my experiences in The Maine Diaries.

Maine Diaries

Every year Annmarie Kelly embarks on a trip to Maine where she reflects on her life, the years challenges and successes while seeking solace and adventure in the beautiful Northeast wilderness.

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