Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 6- The Vacation truly begins

For all of you who were convinced that something terrible had happened to me because I did not blog last night, set your fears to rest. The only thing slightly tragic that happened was that I put my collar bone way out trying to sleep in a tent without a pillow.... :)

Yesterday, MA had her last meeting so it was up at 8 and out the door at 8:30. The night before we had strategically planned our route so that we could stop by the Starbucks on the way ;)... We ordered Blonde Roast with and Old Fashioned Doughnut and a Greek Yogurt Parfait... yum!... Well, no rest for the weary so it was off to the meeting. Thankfully, we kinda knew where we were going so we did not get lost this time. The meeting went from 9:30- 12:45, during which I played Soduko, just to remind myself of Joel (I miss you all so much!!!). The meeting was very successful, but we were so glad to be able to hit the next Starbucks on the list (so MA could get some work done with the Free Wi-Fi) and put on our "vacation clothes" and hit the road. We traveled from Hudson, NH to Kittery, ME just enjoying the scenery and hanging out.

Kittery, ME has lots of shops and stuff. We were told to check out the Trading Post so we did and we spent a little bit of time looking around.... there was some cool stuff there but nothing that caught our attention enough to buy.

It was now 3:45 pm and as we hit the road we were looking for a place to stop to eat. We found that place in Ogunquit, ME. It was called Backyard bakery and eatery. It is kinda like a small town Great Harvest, they even had pumpkin Choc Chip muffins :) :) (which we ended up not getting :(... ) We did get a sandwich and coffee and a HUGE shortbread cookie.

Next stop... THE BEACH!!!!

Well... first we had to figure out how to get there and where to park.... a little difficult in bumper-to-bumper traffic....

We had decided that we were just going to walk on the beach and maybe wade a wee bit as it was kinda cold and everyone else was wrapped up in hoodies and sweats. We stuck to that plan for about 10 mins but pretty soon I was in the water up to my waist and jumping the waves or racing them to the shore :) (I will try to post up some pics tonight :))

We were kinda tired so we needed to find a place to stay.... "Beach Acres" sounded nice, and they had some vacant camping spots, so that is where we stopped... First off, we had to set up our tent and we were actually amazed at the fact that we actually did it with no problems :)

We then explored around and drove down to Kennebunkport and looked at all the beautiful houses along the way.

Our next adventure commenced when we needed to buy a towel so we could take showers at the campground.... We had to go to 6 stores before we found one under $15.... crazy... but at least we got a greek yogurt, berry smoothie out of the deal :)

It was now pretty late so we headed back and hit the hay.... er ground.... :)

It rained all night but the tent stayed pretty waterproof....

Today, we are going to explore Kennebunkport and head over to North Conway, NH :)

Mercy Faith

P.S. Something I have learned: Fire Hydrants DO NOT have to be read and white.... out here they are yellow and baby blue....

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having a great trip, Mercy. I hope you do get to travel the world! It would be amazing! :D
    Blessings, Sarah