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Maine, One More Time

Stonington, Maine

This coming Sunday it’s off to Maine, one more time.  Not for us exactly – more for one of our grandsons.  Last year we took his brother to Maine – he loved it.  So this year it’s the other one’s turn.

It’ll be like one of those deja vu things, you know?  Same place, same time, same hotel, and probably the same restaurants.  That way they’ll be able to make direct comparisons.  Although I kind of doubt that we’ll see George 41 again.  But he wants to see the Bush complex, so off we’ll go to Kennebunkport.

So why not take them both at the same time?  Well, last year it wasn’t possible.  We took the youngest to Maine because his brother went with a friend to Myrtle Beach, SC.  It seemed fair.  Problem was, the oldest didn’t have what you’d call a “great time” in Myrtle Beach.  The one who went with us to Maine did.  So we had a bit of a dilemma.  Easy way out was to promise him a trip to Maine this year.  And here we are.

We could, I guess, take them both this year.

Nope.  Don’t think so.  One of them in the Jeep for 7.5 hours is one thing.  Both of them for that length of time is suicide.  Mine, that is.  Maybe when they’re both about 20 or so……..


6 Responses to “Maine, One More Time”

  1. Paul

    LOL! Are we there yet? Yes, driving that distance with two kids can be ‘trying’. 🙂 I’ve been to Maine once and really enjoyed it. I had always wanted to go. I finally went a few years ago to Ogunquit. It was in August and I didn’t realize that the waters of the Atlantic could be so cold in the summer! Icy!!!

    • Paul Maxim

      Yes, Ogunquit is where we take them. We’ve been going there since the 90’s off and on. The place has a great beach, one gorgeous lighthouse, and some good restaurants. And the water never really gets “warm” there – low to mid-60’s is about as good as it ever gets. But the kids don’t seem to mind.

  2. Ken Bello

    The long range forecast calls for temps in the 70’s, perfect but the water is sure to be pretty cold. Any chance of whale watching? Have a good time and come back with more photos like this one.

    • Paul Maxim

      I’ve been watching the longrange forecast, too, Ken. You’re right – it should be pretty decent, so long as the fog stays away.

      Whale watching? Maybe. We took the one grandson on a boat ride around the Nubble Lighthouse last year. He loved it.

  3. Earl

    Divide and conquer is a pretty good tactic to managing children for long periods of time. It also allows grandparents to give undivided attention to the child they’re with, that’s something the grandchild will always remember. I hope all you “kids” have a great time.

    Love this photo.

    • Paul Maxim

      Thanks, Earl. “Divide and conquer” certainly works for me! Just have to hope that the weather forecast holds up……


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