New England Vacay Day 6 – Lighthouses, Fog & Kabobs Oh My!

Wednesday September 2, 2009

(I’m blogging about our New England Vacation.  You can use these links to catch up on Day 1 , Day 2Day 3Day 4, and Day 5).

Day  6 was Friday, our last full day in Maine.  It was not shaping up to be a hot beach day, so we decided to check out  Fort Williams Park.

Our first stop was the playground, where the kids  ran around and “got their crazies out”.   Wendy impressed us with her prowess on the monkey bars.


Adam loves the bridges – he ran back forth laughing, until he fell/sat back and tumbled off the side.   I made one of those slo-mo Mommy noises, “Noooooo….” as I saw it happen but was unable to catch him.   But after a few tears, he was back up and running, no worse for the wear.


It’s a cute little playground with all kinds of amusements.   Such as a see saw…


A boat bow with porthole.


Under the play structure was apparently the place to hide during hide ‘n seek.



After hitting the playground , we headed towards the fort ruins.


Then on to the lighthouse — Portland Head Light.    The playground was only a couple hundred yards from the light house, but the difference in fogginess was incredible.


Because it was so foggy,  the fog horn was sounding.  It was LOUD.    We learned that this lighthouse has famous literary history.



At the foot of the lighthouse, you could look out to these rocks in water.   The painted words read, “Annie C. Maguire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886”.  This led to an endless discussion about shipwrecks.


Some information about ye olde fort (I take pictures of signs so I don’t have to rely on my own memory).


These wildflowers along the road were quite striking.


We did a little more strolling around the grounds.


I love this picture of Wendy looking up at her Daddy.


This was one of those, “I’ll run ahead so I can get a picture of the group coming at me” shots.   Funny how when you try and run ahead, all the kids suddenly want to speed up with you.


There were lots of trails and things we could have explored at Fort Williams, but the half pints were getting hungry.   So, we zipped up to Freeport to lunch at Gritty McDuffs.  Gritty’s is a brew pup with average food and an awesome backyard for the kids to play in.   We eat on the back deck so the kids can run around before and after their meal.


Wendy would be the child hanging upside down on the swing.


They had balls, so Adam was in heaven.


Wendy had fun chasing and playing with him.


The “Brew Shack” is a fun little play house where children learn how to make moonshine ;).


The stuntman takes on the swings.


After lunch, we headed back to casa de Myles for relaxation.   Jo treated us to a delicious kabob dinner.


She is also quite the bartender and fixed us some awesome libations as well.  These mojitos were made with mint fresh from the garden.   You can see I was halfway through mine before it occurred to me to take a picture.


Our hostess with the mostess.


Thus ended another delightful day in Maine.   The next day we were to be homeward bound…

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One Response to New England Vacay Day 6 – Lighthouses, Fog & Kabobs Oh My!

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    Karen says:

    Your vacation looks like so much fun! I have never been there but really want to go.

    I love your blog name it made me chuckle and check out your blog.

    Have a wonderful day.


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