January 16, 2012

Roadtrip to Maine

We went up to Maine for Thanksgiving.  It took us two days to get up there.  On the way home we busted it in one very long day.

On the way, we stopped in Freeport, home to LL Bean.  Calvin has known a couple people to work there that came to Under Armour.  I can see why people would like living there.  Nice people.  Beautiful area.  Small town.  Oh, and the giant Christmas tree they had strung with lights in the courtyard of their flagship store.

See?  Big.

We bought a lobster pillow at their home store and quite a few things at the outlet stores across the street.  The attractions for kids and the chance to run around makes it a good break/stop.

Close-up look at the fish!

After staying the night in Portland and then stopping in Freeport for lunch, we got into Bar Harbor around 3pm.  Super cold up on the mountain.  I can't remember the name of this lookout now but it had panoramic views of the ocean and land.  The wind was so cold we could hardly stand getting out of the car.

Overlooking Bar Harbor...

Finally... the cottage.  Or "the college" as Etame keeps calling it.  People probably think we went on a very educational family trip.

We rented it off of VRBO.  The couple that own it actually live next door but were gone for Thanksgiving so we saw them only a couple days.  It felt so remote and relaxing there - nearly too relaxing for me.  I had to schedule a tennis lesson and went to Wal Mart in the neighboring city for the post-Thanksgiving sales just to get out.

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