I’m blogging about our trip to Maine – if you missed the beginning, catch up here.
It was Tuesday and a glorious day to be in Maine.
We started out the morning with a trip to Ferry Beach, a small family beach frequented by the locals. The beach area did not directly front the ocean, but an inlet. It was a great beach for splashing and playing and exploring. The water was freezing, but the kids didn’t mind. The thing that did bother them was the abundance of “kermit” crabs, as Sam called them. There really were a lot of them and while some kids had fun catching them and keeping them in their sand pails, Wendy, Sam & Caed were pretty freaked out by the abundance of hermit crabs. I tried to soothe their fears by telling them the crabs didn’t have pinchers, until Jo quietly whispered to me, “Actually, they do.” Doh (biology was never my specialty).
Everyone had a great time, except Adam who decided a jog stroller at the beach was NOT the ideal place to take a nap.
After a morning at the beach, we picnicked at Smiling Hill Farm. The highlight was the yummy homemade ice cream (I didn’t get any pictures of that).
After all of that fun, we came home for naps and quiet time to recharge our batteries. Then, we headed out to Freeport for dinner at Gritty McDuffs. The food is decent, but the real attraction is the big backyard for the kids to play in. We ate on the back deck while the kids ran and ran and played. Occasionally they ate a bite too, but the chance to eat in relative peace with heavenly.
Stay tuned for the next days adventure!