Wednesday, September 07, 2011

...thank you for your patience.  The Smith'sonian experienced technical difficulties over the last few days.  We now we return you to your regularly scheduled programing: BLOG "WEEK" 
- summer 2011
A family in our church invited us to join them, along with a few other families, for a week in June on the rocky beaches of Maine!  Amazing!  

the L-O-N-G drive

All worth it once we arrived.  There were 3 houses that all the families stayed in.  They were tucked in on this rocky point, so the water and beaches were just a stroll down the road.

The Cottage: this is where our family stayed

The big house - actually divided into 2 houses - this is where we all met up to eat dinner together each night.

This house was behind the big house.

The first of the many captured creatures...

uh... rapture??  
No, I think he must have been in a hurry to go swimming.

(all mine!)

The views from the you can tell, this spot is a big fishing and lobster-ing (?) point.

This is a shot of the beaches...shells and rocks...a kid's heaven!

We could go out canoeing any time!!  How fun is that!

This was one of our day trips to Booth Bay where we took a boat ride and did some shopping!

silly girls!

Kate hat shopping

Can't go to Maine without a lobster feast!!

Noel was horrified at the executions!!

All done!

simple decor

Can you tell Ben helped the boys with their lobster??

And if your still hangin' in there, here is another day trip - to Pemiquid Point to see the historic lighthouse pictured on the Maine quarter -
what a welcome, huh?

-the first picture on this extremely long post is the Pemiquid Point Lighthouse
Picnic lunch!

Do you remember that warning sign that said -lives had been lost on these rocks?... yeah, that is my husband and kids out there playing on them - *nervous smile*

Back on "our" beach finding more treasures and sea creatures

an early morning canoe ride -

Ethan found a sand dollar on an island they rowed to!

Great trip, great memories!


J&R Townsend said...

What a fun vacation!! It looks like so much fun...the only thing that was missing was a few pictures of Carissa.

Chastity Gomez said...

Looks like SO much fun- when we lived back east we would go up to maine every summer- COLD water but beautiful beaches!