When my kids were little before they started school, we always took a vacation in September after Labor Day. The tourist crowds were usually thinner, and the hotel and motel rates rates were lower. We’d usually go to The Cape (Cape Cod), or down to the Virginia shore.
We haven’t done that in many years.
This year we took a family vacation in New England and went to Olgunquit, Maine for a long weekend along with our oldest daughter, charming son-in-law, his parents, sister and her family, and our grandkids. The inlaws all came from Vermont, and we came from Connecticut and met in Maine.
It’s been many years since we’ve been to Maine, but have never visited Ogunquit. It was wonderful! Although it rained on Saturday, we still found a lot to do.
We drove up to Kennebunkport in the morning, and stopped and saw the Bush summer residence. Of course there was the obligatory shopping at all the quaint stores in town – and then on to lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants. All specialize in Lobster Roll sandwiches and the famous New England Clam Chowder!
Sunday we spent the morning at the expansive 3-1/2 mile long Ogunquit beach, and then on to breakfast. Later in the morning we walked the 1.10 mile famous Marginal Way which abuts the ocean and ends up in Perkins Cove.
Picturesque Perkins Cove with it’s adorable drawbridge was so much fun with the lobster boats in the harbor, little boutique shops, and plenty of places to eat – seafood again – clams and more lobster and chowder.
We had parked our car in one of the many parking lots, and took the famous Trollies that run throughout town back to the lot. The grandkids really enjoyed that! More shopping for trinkets before we left for home.
It was our final hurrah and a beautiful ending to summer before leaf-peeping season starts in New England.
We all enjoyed our time together and hope to make it a yearly occurance!
For More Information Visit: Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce
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