Yesterday he was able to catch an earlier flight so he was home by 6 ish. When I asked him what he wanted for dinner...fish chowder or chicken...he asked for fish chowder.
Over dinner he told me that the idea of having fish chowder brought back so many fond memories...of Maine and other places we have explored there. Our first taste of fish chowder was on a sailing ship while we were whale watching. The chef brought out a huge pot and crusty bread and mugs and spoons...that's how we had our first taste of real fish chowder...and that's how our fish chowder tasted last night.
Den was ecstatic!
Our love for all things Maine began with Whale School.
I needed 3 graduate hours to renew PA certification to teach. Because we had just been moved here and I couldn't stand the thought of school...I found a graduate class that took place on an island off the coast of Maine...Grand Manan...and Den and I went to whale school! It was tons of fun...we did tons of fishy stuff...and we fell in love with Maine. Den was a far better student than I was...he loved all of the classes...I hated them! And once there when I found out we had to actually write stuff and do real reports nightly...I was out while Den was still in!
I am not a studious girl at all!
Anyway...this book is bringing it all back...I love this book!
The food descriptions are to simply die for and the island life...is simply lovely!
Can't wait to get back there!