I keep saying to our friends, Scott & Laura, I can't believe we're actually here! Honestly, the fact that this trip was hanging in the balance so much makes being here that much sweeter. Our cabin is so quaint and cozy, and the view fantastic! We arrived yesterday and went to pick up our standard SUV and all they had was a deluxe SUV - a Range Rover (one of Tim's most favorite vehicles!). That'll do! We stopped and got groceries and then landed at our cabin in the evening. Today was rainy and cold - a perfect day to just relax and bask in being together and resting and eating all the food we bought! Here are some pictures we took. Tomorrow we're planning on hiking in Acadia - can't wait!
Just another little story to add to our nail biting experience regarding whether we were going to be able to come to Maine or not - after midnight on the night before we were flying out yesterday morning, I mistakenly flipped a pot of boiling water and poured the contents all over my upturned hands. I still can’t believe that happened, and I can’t believe the only thing I’m suffering is my wedding ring finger and a little bit on my pinky next to it. It feels miraculous that the rest of my hands are OK. I don’t understand why my left hand was worse than my right – I remember seeing both of them being completely covered with the boiling water! I was literally awake all night soaking my hands in a bowl of ice water (I read you're not supposed to do that, but I just couldn't take being out of the water for more than like 30 seconds at a time). By the time we left for the airport at like 5am I was still in excruciating pain, so we stopped at a 24 hour Walgreens on the way to the airport (Nicole's idea!) and got some burn gel. That finally made the pain bearable!! And by the time we got here in Maine, it was really just my left hand where my wedding ring was that was still hurting - I still can't believe I don't have more damage! Here's what it looks like now:
Tim & Jodie