Next stop Maine. After a lovely visit in CT with my 5th grade steady, where I didn’t need my new boots because we went sailing – ahhhhhh – I decide to get a quick visit in with my future daughter-in-law before she headed back to Austin, TX. Mel grew up in Kennedbunkport, ME and you can see her on the cover of last month’s Maine Magazine. She’s a cutie as well as a talented photographer and good cook.
I have to admit that most of my time in Maine I was barefoot, sneakered or flip flopped. I started each day with a run along the beach. The first morning I parked at the Nonantum, a lovely resort right along the water with wonderful food in addition to the great digs. I ran north along the coast past the Bush compound. I would have tweeted about it but my cell phone didn’t work in that vicinity, humm, I wonder why?
Mel took me to her favorite spot (I promised I wouldn’t tell where it was so it could remain private and charming). I don’t usually choose the higher traffic tourist areas, but Kennebunkport really is lovely. It is the quintessential New England coastal town — once a busy port, now mostly tourism. There is, of course, an active fishing industry, including the infamous Maine Lobster trade. Mel always sees to it that we celebrate with a traditional lobster dinner. Double yum.
There is so much to do in the area. On the last evening we had a spectacular meal at the Tides Beach Club Inn dinner. We sat on the front porch as long as we could before a big storm rolled in whebn we dashed inside. The next morning, I went back to run along the sandy beach there. It was perfect for barefoot running on the firm sand at low tide and oh so very beautiful. It was hard to leave, but alas I wanted one more visit with Melbefore heading to Shokan, NY, my next stop.
But before I left, I did get a chance to put on my Patagonia boots from our eco friendly friends at Planetshoes.com and do a little climbing. I am such a lucky girl.