19 July 2008

Lobsta'

On my parents last day we decided to head out to the seacoast for some r and r. I did a quick deposit for the town and off we went to Hampton Beach. NH only has about 18 miles of coastline and I swear half of that is Hampton Beach. You have an area that is right out of the seventies with boardwalks, arcades, and ice cream stands. Hubby says it is the only place he knows of in NH that people still "cruise." Of course, he is well past cruising age but I digress... At the other end of the beach, past the B&B's and hotels, is the State Park.

This is where we set up camp. The beach was full of people but not too crowded thanks to going on a Tuesday as opposed to a weekend or holiday. We laid out our towels and promptly took a nap. Snores and all... A little sun, a little walk, more snoozing then we packed up to head to Maine.

I still love that about New England. Where I grew up in Colorado it was a big deal to go to a different state. It would take hours to get there so it wasn't likely you were just going to make a day trip to Nebraska or New Mexico. Here in New England it is all so compact that it is closer to go to Boston than it was to get to Denver in CO. So off to Maine. We stopped in Kittery first. A whole fifteen minute drive from where we were in NH. The outlet malls are there. Mom found a great outfit at Liz, and I got a skirt for a business meeting at the Kittery Trading Post. I don't know why I bought it there- you have to pay sales tax in Maine!! We in NH get cranky about it when people try to take sales tax from us since we don't have to do it at home. If it is $1.99 and you pay with two dollars you get your penny back!
After a little shopping we headed up to Ogunquit to meet up with Art's oldest sister and bil.
We went on a great sunset cruise, walked around Perkins Cove and had a great dinner on the porch by the sea. Great day! Way too short of a visit, but a good one :)

5 comments:

Renna said...

I may have to quit reading blogs. I live in a boring little town, with no scenery to speak of, or excitement to offer. I go to blogs (like your's!) and see all the GORGEOUS areas where some of you live, and I turn green with envy.

Maybe I just need to move.

C said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like the perfect little day trip! I've always wanted to head out that way. I've been to 13 states, but not the ones near you. Maybe someday...

Great photo of you and Art, btw!

Yvonne said...

I haven't been to Maine since I was a child. Such a beautiful area. Great pictures!

Firefly Nights said...

What a lovely area. Thank you for sharing the photos.

Shannon said...

renna- I have seen many great pics on your blog! But Maine is pretty nice I have to admit...
C- If you're ever down this way I'll show you around :)
Yvonne- I do love visiting Maine. Any suggestions of good places to go?
Firefly Nights- Thanks for visiting- stop by any time :)