It’s long overdue for this post… we went almost 2 months ago! But yes, my family and I did go to Maine
at the end of the summer. It was kind of weird, I wasn’t leaving for college but I was saying goodbye to everyone because we were in Maine for 2 weeks and then when we got back, we immediately left on the college road trip to Creighton for move-in weekend.
Our family is from Cincinnati, OH but my great Uncle has a few cabins on South Twin Lake, my Aunt lives in a cute little town in Maine, and my Grandma and Grandpa have a lake house on a different lake, but similar area–so we were moving around a little bit–needless to say I never fully unpacked. My brother was flying in from Wisconsin, while the rest of us flew in from Denver, so we were stuck in Freeport for a day or two (I say “stuck” with extreme delight) waiting to get him from the airport so we could get up to the cabin. Freeport is such a cute little town and it’s home to the L. L. Bean flagship store (the one with the giant boot), yes, that one. Don’t worry, I now also have a very small L. L. Bean boot that I keep on my keychain.
Quick side note: My pink drink is a ‘Strawberry refresher with lemonade instead of water’–the perfect summer drink.
Once we got my brother and got out of Freeport, we stayed up at the cabins, which was probably the most relaxing and best vacation ever… even though it was hard for me to relax with college coming around the bend. If I had known how stressed I would be now, I probably would have taken some more time to relax. I went on boat rides, paddle boarded, read How the Red Fern Grows (for FUN, I know, a concept), learned how to boogey board, ate lobster by starlight, canoed, and pretty much anything else you can think of doing at a lake house. It’s so fun to be somewhere with family where you can truly be yourself, away from any and all distractions (did I mention, no wifi and sketchy cell service?).
On our way back to the airport, we stopped in the all-time cutest town called Kennebunkport (I have a Vineyard Vines hat to prove it) where there were ships and cobblestone roads and generally happy people. I love the culture the east coast has, it’s nothing like Europe, but it’s pretty significant compared the west where I’m used to. I had such a great time! It was a trip to remember… probably one of the most meaningful trips I’ve been on. Sorry this post took so long! I’ll try to be better about posting! Hope you’re having a great day and continue to be grateful for all the things in your life!