Friday, September 2, 2011

And Then the Kids Came to Maine...

After Robert and I enjoyed 4 nights in Acadia and Bar Harbor, Maine, our friend, Lois, drove the kids up to meet us in Ogunquit.  I think we've spent time in Ogunquit, ME nearly every one of the 12 summers we've lived in Massachusetts ~ again, thanks to a very special couple and the studio cabin they use as a ministry to those who are in full-time ministry.  This year it was very rainy upon arrival and all through the first night, so after some delicious hamburgers with Lois at Wild Willy's on their amazing gluten free buns, we went back to the cabin for an evening of teaching the kids how to play Spades in front of the wood stove.  (I know my friends in Texas and Oklahoma will find it hard to believe that we needed a wood stove, but believe me, we did!)  The next day was not rainy, but it was a bit chilly and overcast, instead of going to the beach, we opted for walking around Perkins Cove and making our annual stop at the "penny candy" store!  Then it was back to the cabin and wood stove for more Spades!
Our second day brought sunshine and highs in the 80's.  And again, lest my southern friends be confused, that was the air temperature, NOT the water temperature.  The water was 60 degrees.  I dipped my toes in, and when they became frostbitten and paralyzed, I decided to spend the rest of the day recovering by reading a glorious stack of magazines in my chair on the warm sand.
Well that, and taking pictures of my favorite beach bums!
As you can see, they are much more resilient to frostbite than their mom. (But Kayla's face gives you an idea of how shockingly cold the water was!)  Even Robert took the plunge a couple of times with Kayla, who really wanted to play in the waves.
Going out for ice cream every night is a vacation tradition ~ Moose Tracks and Black Raspberry Chip have been the favorites for two years in a row now.  Yum!  Sometimes, Robert and I opt for coffee and tea over ice cream.  The cute cove cafe we go to has seating outside with these beautiful views of the rocky coast, ocean, and lots of boats
I love ending our summer this way!


Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful photo of you, Mel. You are glowing along side Grizzly Adams. Love and blue skies from K&J

Melanie said...

Thank you, Kelly. And thanks for always leaving a sweet and encouraging comment ~ always makes me smile! :) Love you.