Day one was Saturday, June 10th, 2010. It involved getting up early, getting dressed up, curling my hair, and leaving the house in a rush. Before leaving the house, I had a little tussle with my mother. Later on, in the car, I expressed to her my feelings and how I felt she was being a little rude to me in the house. She exploded and pulled over and proceeded to scream at me for a while. I don't take well to ANY loud noises ((Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)), especially yelling, so I was sobbing. I listened to the song "Pretty Girl" by Sugarcult and came to the conclusion that- it doesn't matter. My mother was just in a terrible mood and it had nothing to do with me. I came to this conclusion because of the lyrics of the song, particularly this line- "She's beautiful as usual, with bruises on her ego, and, her killer instinct tells her to, be aware of evil men." Later on this was resolved.
I spent many of the hours of the car ride text-messaging my dear friend Miss Abbey, begining when we drove into New Hampshire, I opened my window, and noticed that the smell of cake was eminating. Everywhere. So the message I sent her ((and my best friend, Miss Courtney, but she was busy and never replied.)) was this: " 'WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE'... where everything smells like cake. <3" and the conversation flowed naturally after that.
My parents and I made it to Kennebunkport, our scheduled meeting place, about a half-hour early, even though we had been stuck in traffic for a while. So we stayed in the boiling-hot car for a bit, until that was just too much for us. But before we left the car, it began to POUR RAIN. It hadn't been raining at all on the drive, but as soon as we parked, rain! And there was thunder, LOUD thunder, and again, due to my PTSS, I began to hyperventilate a bit and clutched my huge teddy-bear, Momo, and my small plushie microbe, Penicillin, for comfort. Once the rain died down we walked up to the rest area and went inside to use the restroom, then waited on the deck area until my grandparents arrived with us. They went to the restroom, then returned, and we began to talk. As they were talking, I noticed two exited-looking girls had approached us and were openly and happily gawking at me. I looked one of them in the eyes and smiled, to which the conversation which followed was like this:
Girl One: "We really love your outfit!!"
Me: "Oh, thank you very much." ^^
My Mother: "Are you girls into this sort of stuff, too?" ((She couldn't call it what it IS? Lolita? Kidding!!!))
Girl One: "Yeah!!"
Girl Two: "But we've never seen anyone in real life..."
((General staring and smiling all around))
Me: "It really exiting when you see someone dressed like this in real life, isn't it?"
They looked SO wide-eyed here. <3
Girl One: "YES!!!"
Girl Two: "Where did you get it?"
My Mom: "On a site called Bodyline! It's a lot cheaper than some of the more expensive stuff..." ((that comment put me off a little, but oh well. <3))
Me: "Yes, it's a little more reasonable- since brand can be so expensive!!"
Girl One: "Oh my gosh, I knowwww!!"
And then we said our goodbyes and they walked off looking dazed. <3 I love encounters like this.
We made our way to The Maine Diner, where we were supposed to eat together, but the place was PACKED and my parents had a graduation party to go to, so they left while my grandparents and I stayed to eat lunch.
While waiting outside, an older gentleman told me, "You look very pretty!!" and I said thank you, and we had a short conversation about how that never happens in Massachusetts, ((Only once, in all the time I've worn Lolita...! Besides school, that is!)) and how Maine was defiantly different, to which one of the older ladies he was with replied "Oh, he is from Massachusetts!" eheheh I felt a little silly.
Anyway, we ordered Broccoli Cheddar Poppers as an appetizer, and I ordered a fruit salad, Potato Skins and tea. Everything was absolutely delicious! I really recommend this place if you're ever going by it. Also it was featured on a show I love, Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives with Guy Fieri. Along with that, it was nominated Maine's Best Diner 2010, and a few other years as well!
Also, while we were eating, the gentleman from earlier peeked his head over at us, and said to me "I really enjoyed seeing you, so thank you! Keep being pretty!!" It was so interesting to me that he enjoyed seeing me so much as to find me again, just to say goodbye.
After the long drive to Hampden, Maine, we dropped off my grandfather Russ at his office, where he had left his car, planning on meeting him at home, while my Grandmother Lee and I drove across the street to the local video rental place, where I chose The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and she chose Invictus, which she had wanted to rent for weeks. At the counter, there was a basket of candy, including saltwater taffy, which I had never eaten before, so Grammy Lee let me get two peices, I chose one pink and yellow and one blue. I had read saltwater taffy mentioned recently, as it was in Victoria Suzanne's July Style Tips. I absolutely loved it! So sweet!!
|A blurry picture of the blue piece- hand-wrapped in wax paper!!|
Here is all the video footage I shot on Day One: It isn't much, only two clips, but I think it's a little funny! Also, the song used in the intro is "Santa Barbara" by my favorite band EVER, Meg & Dia. The lyrics express exactly how I felt about this trip. Enjoy!!