I’ve been insanely busy lately. My girlfriend visited me, with her 3 yr. old daughter in tow, from last Thursday until Monday afternoon when I drove them back to Logan Airport…they missed their 5:30 flight, but luckily made a 6:00 flight. While they were here we had a terrific time. Having her child here made this visit a little more complicated, but it was still completely awesome. The child is just a peach, so sweet and easy going. Having them here made my house so much happier; filled with laughter and fun times.
We spent more time at my home and less out exploring around the Seacoast area. Although, on Saturday of her visit, we took her little girl up to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray Maine and spent the day learning about and viewing all of the animals of Maine. The place is a refuge for injured or orphaned animals and birds, some of which are rehabilitated and returned to the wild while others live out their days at the park in super nice habitats built specifically to accommodate their special needs.
Before her visit I was busy getting the house ready, putting the playpen together for the baby to sleep in and trying to inform my two little hellion dogs that we had visitors coming – specifically one very small visitor!
Last time she was here, at the beginning of March, there was snow on the ground. We were in the midst of enduring 4 northeaster storms in the span of 10 days. She got a full experience of Maine in the snowy winter. This time it was nice, warm and sunny. The daffodils outside my front steps were in full bloom and the grass was greening up real nice. We visited Wentworth Greenhouses during this visit and I got a bunch of new perennial flowers for my gardens. Wentworth is an experience all by itself. It’s a massive store, with every item, plant and idea you can think of for gardening – inside and outside.
Our long-distance relationship is going great. I’m stunned by the depth of our connection, on so many levels. We get along so well, having many common interests. And she is super smart, and I’m so turned on by intelligence! I think it’s super sexy when a woman is not only very easy on the eyes, but is super smart to boot! Does me in every time! 🙂
Saturday night we hired my niece to babysit Little Bit while Bones and I went out to dinner and to the local gay club to do some people watching. We had a really nice time, just the two of us, out on a real kind of date for a change. Being long-distance lovers, we don’t get much of that time for just going out together, like on dates. So, I really tried to make it happen this time around. I wanted to show her off, having a pretty girl on my arm and knowing it’s me she’s going home with…there’s just something about that that makes a Butch try just that much harder.
We stopped on the way to dinner at the Old Goal in York, Maine. It’s the old town jail, and out front they have an authentic set of old stocks…for public punishment and humiliation. We laugh about them all the time, and I put my girl in them and took some pictures…funny as fuck! She was dressed so beautifully…in a gorgeous teal blue dress and heels. So she looked pretty funny stuck in those old stocks!
After dinner at the 1652 in York Beach, we rode up US Route 1A through Cape Neddick and into Ogunquit Maine. We stopped in Perkin’s Cove, which was basically deserted at this time of year. It’s a beautiful little fishing village and tourist attraction, complete with a wooden walk-over draw bridge. The fishing boats were all silently moored in the cove, quietly waiting for their owner/operators to arrive at the next high tide to go out lobstering. Such a sweet and romantic kind of setting. We hung out together on the bridge over the water for a little while, then went to the club.
So, it was a GREAT date! A super nice 5 day visit and I couldn’t be happier! I had a terrific time. We both love bird watching, so we did ALOT of that! I have my feeders set up outside the big living room window at my house, and I have a squirrel that I call “Herbie” and tons of song birds, wood peckers, wild turkeys, and finches that visit. This morning I even had a humming bird at the feeder! Bones loves watching too – maybe even more than me! And she got lots of great bird pictures. I’ll scam some and try to do another post on bird sightings soon.
The long-distance thing is challenging, but totally worth it. The memories we are making together are priceless. We’re both pretty rooted in our respective homes, so don’t anyone get the idea I’m renting a fucking U-Haul or anything crazy like that!! But I do miss her insanely when we’re not together. Thankfully we have Skype, messenger and all of the beauty of today’s technology that keeps us connected pretty much constantly. It’s been a few months now, and we are doing pretty damned good I believe.
We have such a great thing. We talk about everything, which is really kind of new for me in many ways. I’ve always been so protective of my thoughts, but I feel like I can tell her anything without being judged or without her running away. She’s just so perfect for me. *sigh* So, I’m going to roll with this as long as I can…cuz I just can’t imagine any other woman besides her being in my life like this. Crazy, I know, but it’s happened. And I’m all good with it!
I hope everyone has a great week! It’s hump day and I’m trying to catch up after my long weekend!