We go to Maine every year. And late August is my favorite time (here’s why). But we almost didn’t go. With Chris still very new in his job, me still without a job and a cross-country trip involved, it just didn’t seem reasonable.
But this commuter family really needed a vacation. More than just getting away from it all, we needed some extended time …together. So, off we went!
My mother-in-law owns a rustic little cabin in the woods on a beautiful lake in Maine.
The views are gorgeous.
The town, small and quaint.
There’s something about Maine that’s different than anywhere else. I always feel so at peace there. And this year, we hit the weather lottery!
We spent most of our time swimming. And jumping.
And just spending time together.
We did make a side trip or two. Freeport is always a favorite!
Our vacation days ended like this.
The week went by really fast. Getting there was crazy. Coming home, a long trip. Racing around the next day to go to two school orientations, get laundry done and get Chris off to the airport was even crazier. Saying good bye was hard (we get used to it, but it’s never easier).
Was it worth it? You betcha. We had the greatest time ever. We spent 8 days together. We made family memories. While so much has changed these past 2 months, some things have not. We still go to Maine in August. Our family is strong and intact. All is good.
Have you been to Maine? Gone on a family vacation this year? Enjoyed a whoopie pie? I’d love to hear your questions and comments!