Yesterday, I drove down to Portland (and after a brief stop at Trader Joe’s for some supplies) headed to the airport to pick up Tommy.
After a stop at Duckfat for lunch, we hit the road. No antiquing, as we had to catch the boat. And, as we drove past antique store after antique store, there was a little twinge of pain as we zipped by.
Okay, perhaps not pain really, but I would catch myself thinking, maybe just a quick look. Maybe, we could run through buy any antique corkscrews, and still make it time for the boat…
As it happened, we didn’t stop at all.
Right on schedule, we pulled into line for the last boat, and now that we had secured a place, we had a little time. So, we walked over to the local antique mall, and bought nothing.
Then, we walked over to another place where I knew there would be corkscrews. And, Tommy picked up three of them. Interestingly enough, two of them used to belong to me, as I had sold them to the antique dealer last year. Tommy struck a deal, and seemed quite happy.
After a few more stops, we boarded the boat, and after an hour or so landed on Vinalhaven. The lovely personal personal trainer was there waiting for us with a couple of friends, and we enjoyed wine and apps on the deck.
After our friends departed, there was a little time for a little corkscrew viewing before a yummy and hearty dinner.
While Tommy has seen the collection many times, a few pieces have been added since his last visit. Even still, there were a couple that he was rather enamored with; the miniature Murphy direct pull, the French Domino(?) corkscrew, the Witte Patent and the Woodman patent…
Not that these are leaving the collection : )
Today, we have no real plans for the day. Just hanging out, perhaps going for a hike, and then tonight we will hop on a skiff, and head over to North Haven (a neighboring island) for dinner at Nebo Lodge.
No corkscrew trades have been made as of yet, but that could change any moment.