My suitcase is full of hiking gear and snacks, I’ve got a NAGATIVE covid test in my pocket, I’m sitting shotgun in a Jeep with my masked besties and were barreling down the freeway on our way to Maine!
We’re blasting Celine Dion and ready for an adventure!
This is the same group that went to Iceland, Utah, and Costa Rica together! (Click for trip highlights!)
We’ve vowed that every summer for the rest of our lives we’re going to go on a girls getaway! (Even when we’re married!)
I’m so blessed to have these girls in my life! Particularly during the pandemic, it’s been made so apparent what a gift true friends are. I mean – we survived Covid together! I love them like sisters!
So anywho – for the next few days, I’ll be in Maine! It’s SO WEIRD to be out of the city! It’s been since…Christmas! What is this green stuff I keep seeing on the side of the highway?! Haha
And thank you so much for your wonderful comments on Monday’s post! You definitely helped relieve my fears of traveling in these corona times!
I’ll be posting all our adventures on Instagram. (@beauty.beyond.bones)
Have a beautiful weekend! See ya on the ‘Gram!
114 responses to “Maine Bound!”
This is a great thing. Traditions oare one of the things that keeps humanity going. It’s a purpose. Have fun and stay safe and well. Glad your test was a (how’d that go?) “NAGATIVE”!
Unreal! Stay safe! Here in New Zealand we exit lockdown again on Monday — looking forward to the greenery too.
Enjoy my beautiful State!!
Have a great time! It’s great that you have each other and that you can get away to see somewhere new. Have a safe trip.
Thats a great tradition. Maine is spectacular, and pretty affordable too. I hope you have a great time, take care.
Have a great time!!!
Have a blast Caralyn, be safe!! 😎
Have fun, hon! And be safe! 💖
Thank you so much! It was such a blast!! Hugs and love xox
Aw! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself! Hugs and lots of love back at ya! 💖
Be safe! Enjoy yourself and your friends. I envy you the trip to Maine.
Thank you!! It was a blast – definitely add it to your list!! Hugs and love xox
Happy trails, kiddo
Thanks Rollie! It was such a blast! Hugs and love xox
Have a great time. I used to live up in Maine. What areas are you going to explore?
Thank you Padre Tatro!!! 🥰
Have a great vacation and KEEP WELL!
Thank you!! It was such a blast! Hugs and love xox
Have a safe and fun trip. Did you bring a coat and gloves? Not sure when winter starts there lol 🙂
Thank you so much! I did actually! And a hat!!! Hahahah it was perfect for the night kayaking! Hugs and love xox
Safe travels and journeys. Enjoy yourselves.
Thank you Greg! We certainly did! Hugs and love xox
Yay! So happy your test was negative, enjoy your besties and Maine! toodle loo xox
Thank you Kamina!! Yes! Praise God for a negative test!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Amen to that Caralyn! Hugs and love xox
Maine is fabulous, one of favourite states! Enjoy some lobster, crab, shrimp, all of it! The wilderness is beautiful, the terrain is fascinating, and the people are spectacular. (Ask them if they’re Mainers or Maniacs, that always gets a good answer.) Have a wonderful time!
Thanks Emily! Oh my gosh – all the seafood was incredible! I ate so much lobster! Wowwww wowwwwww wowwwww! Hahahah Hugs and love xox
So happy for you! Enjoy your time, vacation & bestie’s.
Thank you so much!! I absolutely 100% did! Hugs and love xox
Good journey to you all 🙂
You also have been to Iceland in the past? I visited there too and I must say it belongs to my favourite countries wherever I have travelled to (I came around almost the whole world). The landscape and sceneries changed almost all 5 minutes enfolding new spectacular impressions like: lunar landscapes, lava areas, light blue sulfur lakes, crater lakes, geysers, impressive waterfalls and landscapes of indescribable beauty.
So I wish you and your friends an exciting journey. Return savely, my dear friend Caralyn with your f riends.
Love and light to you
Thank you so much Didi!! We had a spectacular time!! Yes! That’s awesome. Yeah Iceland was like another world! I would suggest it to anyone and everyone!! Hugs and love xox
Nice to hear you had a good time and a safe return 🙂
Hugs and love my lovely friend 🙂
yes!!! big big hugs xox
Have a great time! I recommend Bar Harbor. I took a trip there long ago in my single years. God bless you all. Don’t worry- God is with you.
Thanks Amy! We had such a special time!! And yes! I definitely felt He was! Hugs and love xox
Hey Caralyn. God’s Blessing and Protection as you four Beauties are out on your adventurous travels.
Holy Spirit has your tour all mapped out for the best time possible. As you Hear His direction, as I know you are always listening, and follow His way, y’all will have a Maine trip of a lifetime, you will be Blessed, Jesus will be Glorified, and we back in our home areas will be looking forward to hearing of great times.
Thank you so much George!! I so appreciate that. It worked! I truly felt Hod’s presence in the abundance of nature I was fortunate enough to enjoy!! Yes!! I love that so much. Thank you for this beautiful sentiment my dear friend. Hugs and love xox
Y’all are so pretty
Have a wonderful safe girls’ getaway~ 🤣 I WISH I can go on a trip but that’s beyong impossible so i’m just praying the covid situation here gets better soon 😭 anyway, lots of love to you and your dear friends Caralyn~💝
Thank you Yiena!! I appreciate that! I hear you. Maine was the perfect getaway because we spent the entire time OUTSIDE!!! I really appreciate that. Love you friend! Xox
I love spending the entire time yesterday but i the place needs to be worth it~ and glad Maine had all that for you to enjoy~🥰 and love you as well friend🥰
oh my gosh Maine had it all! but really it was the company that made it 🙂 i could hang out with those girls in a cardboard box and have a blast! haha Hugs and love xox
Wishing you a super time! Friends are certainly a blessing.
Thank you so much MariHoward!! You’re absolutely right – they are SUCH a blessing!! Hugs and love xox
Stay safe out there! A lot is happening so stick with your gut if something feels off but also enjoy yourself because people need to get back to their lives.
Also without trying to hijack your fun blog with political nonsense I’m writing the rest of my comment in your Kamala blog post.
Thank you so much! You’re right – we played it super suuuuper safe and stayed outside the entire time!! Awesome! Hugs and love xox
Yeah we need a ton of prayers right now. Tried watching the DNC this past weekend and I’ve been on edge, so much negative energy and it scares me to think America might be going in the wrong direction.
Remember the devil is a liar, people need to watch the signs, even the DNC logo screams evil. Gotta pray God has everything under control.
Awesome!!!! Have a blast!!
Thank you so much Ali!! Oh my gosh WE DID!!! it was so special! Hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs and love xox
Have fun and stay safe.
Thank you! We had a blast!
Can’t wait to read the highlights! My man and I are headed that way in 3 weeks to escape the Florida heat! Enjoy!!
Thank you so much Sherri! Oh that’s so exciting! I hope you guys have an incredible trip!! Hugs and love xox
Have great time.
Thank you! Oh my gosh WE DID!! Hugs and love xox
Have a safe trip, with lots of good memories.
Thank you Keith! So many memories were made!! Hugs and love xox
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you again Jim!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I hope you all have a blast!
Enjoy your vacation. God Bless you and your friends.
Thank you so much! We had an absolute blast!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Have fun!!! I’ve always wanted to visit Maine. I love that the four of you are dedicated to traveling together every year 🙂
Oh DEFINITELY add it to your list!! I know – it’s such a special group of friends! Hugs and love xox
Heading there tonight as well.
Oh my gosh what a coincidence! Hope you had an amazing trip!! Hugs and love xox
Thank you Rod! It was so special! Hugs and love xox
Have fun. Be safe. Make a amazing memories. Take tons of pictures and emember to take a moment each day to thank God for such a great blessing.
Thank you so much! Oh my gosh we made the most amazing memories. So grateful to God for this blessing! Hi
*He is so good to us! Hugs and love xox
Have a great trip!
Thank you Mary! Oh my gosh it was an absolute blast!! Hugs and love xox
I hope you and the ladies have a trip full of adventures and amazing memories! Maine is a magical place. The summer before my partner and I turned 30 we decided that we wanted to turn 30 in a new place so we sold our house and took 2 cats and our 2 cars across the country from Washington State to Maine. It was the 1st time either of us had ever been to the East coast and we cherished our time in Portland, Maine. We actually bought a house in Northern Maine that we still own, but that winter decided the East coast was too cold for us.
This is the perfect time of year to explore that magical coastal state. Sending lots of hugs and love and looking forward to reading about your adventures!
Aloha Alana!! Thank you so much!! Oh how fun!! That sounds absolutely amazing and like such an adventure!! Thank you! Hugs and love xox
Have a great time together. We moved to stage 4 lock-down about three weeks ago so have a ball for us too. xxx
Thank you Veronica! It was such a lovely trip! Oh gosh – yes! Praying for you all! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your vacation! xx
Thank you Penny! It was such a blast! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy and take care 😊
Thank you. It was so so much fun!! Hugs and love xox
I love Maine!
Thank you Joseph! It was such a blast! Hugs and love xox
I usually gp up to York, Ogunquit and Wells when I go.
oh wow, looks like ive got another place to add to my bucket list!!!
super envy~~~ fun time , I really neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed toooooooooooooo. aha, have fun.
Haha thank you! Go go go!! It was amazing! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your trip and stay safe!
Thank you! It was such a blast! Hugs and love xox
Well, I’m convinced! I officially want to go to Maine! What beautiful pictures!!!
Hahah good! That was my goal!!! It is SO worth the trip! Especially now during covid!! Hugs and love xox
I love hearing about these types of friendships. Truly priceless gifts!
Aw thank you:) they really are — the most priceless gift. I feel so blessed. Thanks for reading!! Hugs and love xox
Maine Maine Maine
Almost died from the whole world shutting down over VIRUSES. Glad you’re good. Take a turn off a Mass Turn Pike and you’ll see something cool. 😉
Have fun in Maine. I was STRANDED in Worcester MA and had to do a dance to a hotel in Boston a couple months a go.
thank you Ella! oh no! stranded!!! yikes!! glad you danced your way out of that one! haha 🙂 yes! it was. agreat trip! Hugs and love xox
To be frank, I had a smile on my face while reading. I can envision the adventures already. 😊
Nice one ✨✨
oh my gosh that’s awesome! i’m so glad this made you smile! Hugs and love xox
You’re welcome 😊✨✨
Hope you have a great time!
We did! It was absolutely amazing!! Hugs and love xox
Love Maine! Hope you had a great trip!
thank you so much! oh my gosh we had an amazing time! Hugs and love xox