Wednesday, July 25, 2007

#24, Thursday Thirteen, Vacation: Week 1



Thirteen First Week Vacation Experiences. This week I got two days away from the boys, but I have been busy since the first day!

1.Saturday, I went golfing with my husband and friend in the afternoon to Canterbury Meadows. My husband got a new driver for his birthday and we went out during the later afternoon special. I golfed well, and even better when I got a cart for the back nine.

2. Sunday, we took the oldest and youngest to a miniature golf place where they had the longest hole. Luckily it was all downhill. We had so much fun that the boys want to go back with the middle guy. (middle guy was up north at a friend's camp for the weekend)

3. Monday, I left for my lady's night out at York Beach Maine with three friends.

4. The cottage where we were staying had 3 very lovable Jack Russell Terriers ranging in age from 12 weeks to 15 years. Every time you sat down, it seemed like a dog would jump up either next to you or on your lap.

5. Since it was raining, we went outlet shopping, why? I have no idea and we only lasted through three stores before we came back.

6. One of us was in the mood for lobster, so we went out to dinner and splurged. Since I love beer with my seafood, I tried a Shipyard summer ale with a lemon in it, everything was delicious.

7. Tuesday morning was sunny and we took the dogs for a walk to downtown York. I had the 15 y/o and he had to water every bush, mail post and rock along the way. This is a flower garden with an incredible view of the ocean.

8. I left around 11 am and drove up to LL Bean in Freeport, another place packed with shoppers. Almost too big for me to enjoy, but the salespeople are awesome and I am getting a hammock shipped home free since they didn't have any in the store.

9. I couldn't stay too long in Freeport, b/c I had called my Aunt in Bridgeton where she has a cottage on Long Lake to stay I was dropping by for a visit on my way to my brother's in Bethel Maine.

10. I ended up driving through Maine on roads even my husband hasn't been on.

11. It was a nice visit with my aunt and great aunt for an hour or so and I was able to leave without being fed, which is a miracle.

12. Then it was another hour drive up north through small towns of Maine to Sunday River.

13. Today I golfed on one of the best golf courses I have ever golfed on at Sunday River. The views are phenomenal and you have to have a cart. Some of the paths were scary due to the hills.

Tonight I am tired, but it looks I am taking at least one of my kids back to the ocean tomorrow. Next week we are on our family vacation, so blogging will be minimal.
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23 comments:

  1. Busy, but it sounds like you had a great time! Happy TT!

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  2. Sounds awesome:) Great pics...Happy TT.

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  3. Sounds great! I'm from CT, so I can appreciate this kind of vacation! And we try to get up to LLBean (along with all the other places to check out) once a year - a huge place, but definitely worth it.

    Happy TT!

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  4. that sounds like fun! you had me with the summer ale with a lemon in it. yum! i have to admire my husband's yummy wheat beers with an orange in it from afar until after the baby's born. sigh. enough about beer! sounds like you had a great trip! happy tt!

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  5. Awww... cute doggies.
    Great pictures.
    It sounds like you've had a nice trip.

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  6. I love that picture of the flower bed by the ocean...gorgeous...I wish I was there!

    It sounds like you're having a great time - keep enjoying it and your family holiday. Our family holiday begins Aug. 6.

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  7. I don't know anything about golf, except that it seems to keep you happy and centered. So glad it's a part of your holiday.

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  8. Great post, awesome pictures. I'd say I was jealous, but I'm going on vacation next week. Okay, I am jealous about the going to LLBean *g*. Happy TT and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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  9. Wowie, sounds like a lot of fun! And aren't Jack Russell terriers wonderful dogs? So sweet and fun, and so smart, too!

    Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine! :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing your good time with us. Great photos. Hope you continue to have a great time and a safe one.

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  11. sounds busy, but fun!
    glad you all had a nice trip!
    Happy TT!

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  12. I want a vacation! Great T13!

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  13. oh that sounds heavenly! Traipsing thru Maine, stopping here and there :-)

    I've been meaning to go to York Beach, it's one of the only beaches around that allow dogs in the summer, and my dogs LOVE the beach! Not in the heat of the day, of course, but after 6 or so :-)

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  14. I'm exhausted just reading all you've done so far. Sounds like a lot of fun though!

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  15. What a great vacation!

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  16. Sounds like a great time!

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  17. Nice TT, but it doesn't sound like a relaxing vacation. Though LL Bean is cool.

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  18. Sounds like you are enjoying your vacation! We are having fun screwing up the lab website (just kidding!)

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  19. That sounds like a wonderful time!!

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  20. This sounds like an amazing vacation, I would love to visit LL Bean!

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  21. I love Maine, I visited ages ago and spent up big time at LL Bean. Enjoy the golf.

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