Took a three day trip to York Beach Maine with my brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, and my mom. The weather was perfect for the entire three days. Highs in the mid 70's and lows in the mid to upper 50's at night. York Beach is about 20 miles into Maine and has been a summer vacation destination for my family for years. We went up on Sunday August 4th and stayed thru Wednesday the 7th. Went to the flea market in Londonderry New Hampshire on our first day so the women could do some purse shopping. New Hampshire as well as New York are really cracking down on the selling of knock-off purses so the selection this year was nil. We checked into our hotel in the afternoon and headed to Newicks in Dover New Hampshire for a fantastic seafood dinner. I have discovered fried whole belly clams this summer and love them. Spent all day Monday at York Beach. The beach is really nice but the water is way too cool for me to go swimming. Did some shopping in the afternoon and then headed up to Wells for dinner. Had a 2 lb hard
shell lobster for dinner...delicious!! A soft shell lobster is a lobster that has shed his old shell and has grown a new shell. The shell is larger than the lobster and contains a lot of water, where a hard shell lobster hasn't shed his shell yet and the shell is completely full with meat. On Tuesday, Sally and I, along with my sister and her husband, headed to Ogunquit to visit Perkins Cove and the Marginal Way. The Marginal Way is a paved walk that runs along the coastline and makes for a great after lunch hike. It was a great 3 day trip that went bye way too quickly. Maine is beautiful and has so much to see and do. Sally and I love it and could easily live there.
Summer is almost here and it's time for Sally and I to head out on the road again. I wasn't certain if I would be blogging about our travels again this year but we have had a lot of friends tell us that they really enjoyed the blogs from last years trip and that we should do it again this year. So as a result of everyones input, we will be blogging about our adventures again this year. For the second year in a row, Sally and I will be spending our summer in New England, camping with friends and family. Because it was still a little too warm when we returned to Phoenix last September, we ha... full info