Friday, August 19, 2011

Off to Massachusetts!

We say good-bye to Maine today. I cannot believe how fast this past week went! Lots of fun and good memories. Even the rainy days were fun, and gave all my little sunburnt crew a break.

Yesterday was our last beach day. We only put in 4 hours as most everyone had a fresh burn from Wednesday's longer outting. The surf wasn't so rough, and made it easier for boogie boarding and littles playing at the shoreline.

After we got back to the house, we did some cleaning up, and I hosed down everything and everyone, including the stroller, which was, after a week at the beach, caked in sand.

Grandma had a delicious pork roast and veggie casserole dinner for us last night. It tasted soooo good, and was a first rate supper for our last night.

While that was cooking, I took Benjamin and Elizabeth down to Nubble Lighthouse. They handn't been yet, and I had promised earlier in the week to take them.

I think everything on my "Maine Vacation Bucket List" was accomplished this trip! Let's see:

Lots of beach time: CHECK
Eat some Maine Lobster: CHECK
Visit the children's Museum: CHECK
Take the older's to climb the rocks at the Lighthouse: CHECK
Get Taffy: CHECK
Ice cream at Brown's: CHECK
Spend an afternoon at Short Sands: CHECK

Okay, the only thing we never got to because of tide and time limitations was flying the kites. However, they will keep for a more opportune time... perhaps in the fall?

A HUGE thank you goes to Grandma and Grandpa for putting up with us all and feeding the masses, and the wonderful hospitality. I hope it doesn't take too long to get the house back in order after we leave. :/

This is the Queen Bee signing off from the wicked awesome coast of Maine.



Duane and Shellee said...

Hey, are you all ok after Irene? Praying for you!

Lisa said...

All present and accounted for, thanks! It wasn't that big of a deal here because we are futher inland. A few areas lost electricity, but it basically amounty to a somewhat windy, very rainy day here.