The Maine Thing: Reflections on a Family Vacation

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.

Reflections on our Maine vacation.

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.

lovely

Lovely!

The town, small and quaint.

Day’s Store, a focal point of the quaint Belgrade, ME.

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!

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We spent most of our time swimming. And jumping.

Allison off the boat!

Boating.

girls boating

We rocked the boat this year!

Lindsay on the boat.

Lindsay on the boat.

Floating.

Lindsay floating on the lake.

Lindsay floating on the lake.

Chilling.

A pensive Allison.

A pensive Allison.

cuddling

Sisters cuddling

And just spending time together.

The commuter family. Check out the Kateeva t-shirts!

We did make a side trip or two. Freeport is always a favorite!

Allison in front of the big boot at the L.L. Bean compound.

What’s a visit to Freeport without a whoopie pie?

While we were there, we did something new. We visited the DeLorme Map Company and met Eartha! So cool.

Eartha, the world's largest revolving globe. Located at the DeLorme Map Company outside of Freeport, ME.

Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe. Located at the DeLorme Map Company outside of Freeport, ME.

Our vacation days ended like this.

Sunset over Long Pond

Sunset over Long Pond

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!

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