Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Northeast Trip - Kennebunkport

We arrived at the Silver Springs Campground in Saco, Maine (near Kennebunktport) about 1:30 Monday afternoon.  The drive from the Boston was uneventful and took us a couple of hours.
Along the way we stopped at the Maine Visitors Center/Rest Area for some maps and info.  Don't know why I snapped a photo of Tom and Cathy's rig and not ours -- but here it is.
We decided to grab a quick bite to eat in the Roadrunner before we continued on into Maine.

After we got all set up at the campground, we took it easy, explored the area and ran some errands.  Pam and I ran to Wal-Mart and dropped off some clothes at Goodwill before we returned to our campsite.
We got some firewood and then sat around the campfire with Tom and Cathy and plotted our activities for the next day.  It has been a bit cloudy but we have only had a few rain showers and are enjoying the warm and sometimes cool weather.

The next day, we went drove along the coast.  One place we stopped was Old Orchard Beach.  There were a few determined enthusiasts who were going to get some beach time regardless of the cloudy sky and cool temps.
And the pier with shops.  And then we drove along the coast to see what we could see.
Not surprisingly we saw a lot of boats, seaside homes, tourist cottages and fishing villages.
And one eye doctor...
About lunch time we found a restaurant on the water in Kennebunkport.  It was under going some additions and construction work but we found a table and had a great meal.
Nothing like a bowl of clam chowder with oyster crackers on a cool rainy New England day!
Kennebunkport is a quaint little town that was fun to drive through.  We took the road that went right near former President George H.W. Bush's home and stopped for pictures.
Then we stopped at Bayley's for some fresh lobster.
We got them cooked there and they were still hot when we attacked them back at the campground.  They were excellent!  Even better than our meal a few days ago.
Yum!

We are thoroughly enjoying our Northeast trip to Maine ~ thanks for joining us!

Next stop:  Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
Until next time...

9 comments:

  1. We are going to stay close to you as you travel the NE. We want to do possibly next summer.
    Enjoy the journey.

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  2. Nice following you into the northeast, Randy. It is still on our list. I pinned your campground so I could remember when we actually make it to Maine.

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  3. We missed that former president hot spit on our trip to Maine. Glad we got to see some of it now:)

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  4. Even though I don't leave a comment too often, I am enjoying your tour of the Northeast!

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  5. Had our first whole live boiled Lobster at a B&B in Kennebunkport....
    I love Maine....it reminds me of Wisconsin, only wilder....

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  6. You're bringing back memories for us! We took a trip to Maine back in 2006, and it was great! We stayed in Old Orchard Beach for a few days (in a campground right up the road from the pier), and loved it! We also took pics of Pres. Bush's house from that same spot, but we just happened to drive away at the same time as 2 black Suburbans. My adventurous husband decided to follow them to the local golf course, and we were rewarded with the ability to shake hands with the former President and get a picture with him -- the highlight of our trip!!

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  7. Love, love, love Maine! And I see it's cool enough that jackets were worn. Probably one of the few places in the country you can do that this June. It's going to be another scorcher here in Wisconsin today as I head out for my adventure, unfortunately. Got to stop in to that Fishin Optician next time I'm out there!

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  8. Beautiful photos ~ we just keep on missing each other... Some day!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  9. Hi Randy,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blogs about Kennebunkport and yours happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    - Jocelyn

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