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Old 08-23-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine

I am going to attempt to write a TR while actually on vacation, we'll see how this goes.

Here's the cast of characters:
Ally (me), 28, NICU PA
Jon, 27, works in Biotech
Kristin, 28, Peds Physical Therapist
Katie, 2, Jon and Kristin's DD
Scott, 28, ER MD
Dee, 28, Occupational Therapist
David, 19m, Scott and Dee's DS
Christina, 29, Ultrasound Tech
Pete, 29, Mechanical Engineer

That's right, 7 adults and 2 children With the exception of Pete, we all went to college together and have been friends for the past 6 years. But, this is the first vacation we have all taken together. We went to college in Maine, and all love the area so it was a no-brainer for us to choose Vacationland as our destination. Though, finding a place to rent that would accomodate all of us was not easy. But, the fates were smiling on us because we finally found a house on Barter's Island, which is near Boothbay Harbor.

Early Saturday morning I headed to Christina and Pete's house and we loaded up Christina's car to drive the 5 hours from CT to ME. I offered to drive up since we weren't using my car. Scott and Dee drove the 6 hours up from PA to where Kristin and Jon live in Maine on Friday and stayed there overnight, and they would only have a 2 hour drive to Boothbay on Saturday.

Finally around 2:30pm we pulled into the driveway of our home for the week:


Front and side of the house.




Views from the house and upper yard




Views from the dock

So that's the outside. The house itself is older and built in many sections. There are 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, a large eat-in kitchen, and 3 sitting rooms.







Once everyone had gotten to the house and settled in we went grocery shopping and came back to make ziti for dinner. We didn't do much that first night, everyone was pretty tired. We played some Scrabble (some very inappropriate Scrabble...this would become a theme) and then called it a night.

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Day Two

Our Sunday started early, about 6am, when the kids woke up and started screaming. It's hard for them to be in an odd place and not in their own beds. The weather was already shaping up to be cool and cloudy, but that wasn't going to stop us from enjoying our coffee on the deck.


Christina

We all had some breakfast and generally hung about reading or entertaining the kids until about lunch time. Dee, Scott, and Pete decided they wanted to take the kayaks out since the dun was trying to peak out from behind the clouds.




Now, you can kind of see that there's starting to not be a lot of water by the dock, but they decided to go anyway. Well, after about 45 minutes they got back and there was NO water left by the float. They had to "mud" it back pulling their kayaks behind them.



Notice Jon standing down there to "help" them. In actuality, he was laughing his but off. Apparently that mud was also quite itchy when it started to dry.

After lunch we headed down into town to wander around a bit and shop. Katie made a friend at the T-shirt shop.



By about 6pm though the shops were closing and it was starting to rain so we went back to the house and made taco salad for dinner and then played some Phase 10 and more dirty Scrabble. Another night was ended around 10pm when we crashed out.

Tomorrow....grey skies again.
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What a beautiful location that rental home has. I love Maine!
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Great start. Gorgeous. BoothBay Harbor is one of our faves
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Monday...Day Three

Monday morning we woke up to cloudy grey skies and occassional sprinkles. The wind was also a bit chilly, so we all decided that today was a perfect day to go to the Maine State Aquarium. Now, I love aquariums and I knew that this was not going to be a big aquarium but...wow. One large octagonal room, and that was it. And it was packed. I will say though, their touch tanks were awesome and the saving grace of this trip.







It was getting cold and increasingly rainy as the day went on so we went back to the house for naps and to hang out until dinner. We decided that this would be our first dinner out. We chose a place called McSeagulls because their menu is pretty darn expansive. I know everyone had something different and we all enjoyed what we had. I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese which was FABULOUS. It's served in a home-made bread bowl with chees baked into the sides. Very yummy.




As you can see the kids REALLY liked their corn on the cob.

After dinner we went back to the house and I crashed early and they stayed up to watch movies.

Tomorrow...is that the sun?
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Day Four...Tuesday

Tuesday morning dawned bright and sunny and finally WARM We got up to about 70 degrees today and we decided it was a good day to go to the Botanical Gardens. We had a fabulous time, as the sunburn on my neck/chest/back can attest to. The gardens are very expansive, they cover 250 acres with multiple gardens and walking trails.

Here's a link to a PDF version of the map: http://www.mainegardens.org/wp-conte...05/Map-PDF.pdf

If anyone is in the area and looking for something to do, especially with little kids (their Children's Garden is amazing) I would highly recommend the gardens.


At the Entrance


Artichokes in the Burpee Kitchen Garden. The smells here were wonderful, sage and thyme and basil.


Rocks carved as whales that spray water out the top






Random flowers.



Playing in the tree fort.



Rock sculptures



Playing in the infinity pool.


Climbing the rocks


Metal statuary.

Christina, Pete and I went back to the house for lunch and after a brief stint of being locked out, finally were able to go in and eat. Everyone else went to the beach for lunch, but they didn't stay super long because the weather was going back to the cloudy side of things.

For dinner we had decided to do LOBSTAH



There's nothing like getting a whole lobster all to yourself and tearing it apart. After dinner we broke out the fire pit and lit it up to make S'mores.




It was a great day, finally with some good weather. I can't believe I got sunburnt, but it was my own fault for not thinking to put on sunblock. I wish the weather had stayed nice the whole day, but we knew it was going to get bad again tomorrow.

Next up...Rain, Rain, Go Away
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Day Five...Wednesday

As predicted, the rain came back today, fast and furious. In fact by the end of the day we were all soaked to the bone despite our jackets. So, what do you do when it raining out? Go shopping of course!

Our first stop was Edgecomb Pottery, which is beautiful, but too expensive. Kristin knew of a place up by where her parents live in Waldoboro that had nice pottery for a reasonale price. I think we all ended up buying something. I ended up with a bowl for my mom and a mug for myself.

I bought the middle size for my mom.


I bought the leaves design for myself. Though, I think my mug is a little taller than these.

After the potters, we went to Sweetgrass Winery and did a wine tasting...because we like our wines.







Yet again we all bought something, I ended up getting the Cranberry Smash Port. I am not a huge fan of wine but this was good. Very sweet though, definately for sipping. And of course, this is what happens when you come home from a wine tasting and before you eat dinner (seafood stuffed haddock, yumm-o)...



The plan for the rest of tonight is movies, brownies, and maybe some Cranium. We are hoping for better weather tomorrow so we can go on a Whale Watch.

Coming up...Will we get to see some whales?
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More great updates! Sorry it's been rainy (it's been the same here in CT so you're not missing anything)! I hope the sun comes out tomorrow like they keep saying!
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Day Six...Thursday

Today was the day we were waiting for, sunny, clear and warm. We were all up early so that we could get the kids fed and ready to leave the house by 8:30am because today, we were going on a Whale Watch.

We had decided on the Boothbay Whale Watch Company (there are many, many different companies that run boats) and our boat was the Harbour Princess. The tour started at 9:30am and we were out for about 4 hours.

I was a little worried because I get horribly seasick and the Cpt. told us that after yesterday's storm there were about 5 ft swells out there. But, I had taken some Meclizine and I was going to brave it. Wouldn't you know, I was the ONLY person who didn't feel horrible on the trip.




We saw Menke Whales and Harbour Seals




As we moved out of open water and back into the harbour everyone started to feel better and we snapped some pics of the kids enjoying the boat.



And a better shot of the lighthouse on the way back in.



After the boat tour we went back to the house and had lunch. The kids and the boys took naps and Kristin, Christina, and I went back down to Boothbay to look in the shops we had missed the other day because of the rain. I bought some YUMMY popcorn

Pete made us ribs for dinner, which were yummy, and I had a headache so I crashed early, but everyone else went out to enjoy the fire pit again.

Tomorrow...what do you mean there's no water?
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