To The Lighthouse
Salt spray and wild roses scented the air at the Pemaquid Point Light, where we watched the waves crash as we stretched our legs climbing the dramatic strips of granite that formed the rocky coastline.
A Garden Stroll
Happy hydrangeas bobbed their heads in greeting at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay, the white ones looking almost edible - like giant snow cones or Hostess Snowballs. The Children's Garden charmed us as we watched for Peter Rabbit to pop into Mr. McGregor's garden.
A Lotta Lobster
For me, the Maine event was attempting to personally decimate the region's lobster population. And so we found ourselves at the Contented Sole in Pemaquid Harbor. Not just an old shack on a pier (which would have suited me perfectly, too), this place oozes well-styled, relaxed charm inside, but the best spot to gorge is outside taking in the harbor views.
A couple glasses of Loire Chardonnay, some oysters, the perfect lobster roll with roasted corn and I was a Contented Sole, indeed.
All in all it was a sweet visit, full of summertime bliss.
What's your favorite place to catch up with family?