Monday, October 27, 2008

Kennebunk, Maine

It was great to get away (even if only for a few days) and to have a little vacation where nothing was planned... we could do whatever we wanted and not be on any schedule. We did some shopping, sight seeing, walking and lots of eating...

The perfect New England pictures, taken off of Cape Porpoise Pier {click links throughout the post for some more cool pics}...

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We stayed in Kennebunk Lower Village, just on the end of Dock Square. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot - a very short walk to all of the shops & restaurants - and we had a very cool room.

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Isn't that a cool bed? I was spoiled with the jacuzzi tub & dual shower heads in the bathroom (yes, we have a hot tub at home, but its not the same as a big jacuzzi inside).

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We stopped to play tourists at the Bush Compound (yes, that one)...

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I really love lighthoues, after all I did grow up in Gloucester, MA, which is technically an island. In my quest to view a new one, we decided to drive out to Cape Porpoise Pier and see Goat Island Light. The view from the pier was great and we found a fantastic place for lunch there too.

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On the way home, we stopped in York and visited Nubble Light, which is one of my favorites. Its also one of my favorite picture taking spots, but it was soooooooo windy we could barely stand outside for a couple minutes, let alone think about getting a decent photo of us...

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I found this rather unique one in Dock Square, at the entrance to The Shipyard Shops...

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Notice the bear bottles around the top? The reason is Federal Jack's Brew Pub, which is part of the Shipyard Shops. We had a yummy dinner there... the Haddock Chowder was especially good, as was their 19th Hole drink (melon vodka, unsweetened iced tea and a splash of pink lemonade... so refreshing!).

Kennebunk is a dog loving town and I found lots of doggy stuff, making sure to stop shop at both Scalawags and Digs, Divots & Dogs. We met lots of great dog loving people & friendly doggies (I might've made a new best 4-legged bud at Scalawags) and I picked up some yummies for our kids (including a bag of these politically correct treats), doggy note cards, cookie cutters and some rather cool Christmas gifts for friends (I even managed to find something I'd be searching for at least a year for Chan... although it wasn't in one of the doggy stores!). Here's another perfect New England picture (located at the bottom of the stairs leading up to Scalawags)... dig the lobster & doggles?

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I also found yarn... and a very lovely LYS, The Custom Shop.

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The shop was very lovely, well organized and a delight to poke around in! Since I have enough yarn in my stash to cover me for at least 5 years of being trapped inside the house didn't really need any yarn, I went in with the intentions of only picking up local stuff. I grabbed 1 skein of a local handdyed sock yarn and 3 skeins of Maine alpaca. I promise to photo that for you all to oogle soon..... that will come later this week, along with Teutul's birthday photos. Until then, I'll plug along at work and wish I were in Maine... I think I have found my new favorite annual fall getaway!!!

8 comments:

Channon said...

Oooh... Did you buy me the lighthouse?! ;)

Sue said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm green with envy. It's been years since we've had a relaxing getaway.

* Cathy * said...

Wow - it sounds wonderful! One of these days I am going to get up that way... and now I know some places to visit once there!

Anita said...

What a lovely place! I'm glad you guys had a good time & some relaxing time. I want that bathtub!!! LOL

Turtle said...

love it there! i remember learning to scuba dive in kennebunk in march, ice on the beach! york we used to escape to and play hooky from school towards the end of the school year, shhhh don't tell! looks like you for sure found your new fall escape!

ponyknit said...

Awesome! Looks like a great weekend get away to me!

Dianne said...

Oh, I just love Maine! I drove through Kennebunk about 15 years ago, but had three dogs in the car at the time and there was no way I could stop and walk around the town. I'm glad you had such a good time.

Laurie from Maine said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog - love it! I am actually from Kennebunk and we do love dogs! I wanted to let you know that if you are ever in the area with your furbabies, we do have a great dog park as well. I'm glad you enjoyed this neck of the woods and please come again soon :)

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