Tuesday, June 17, 2008

To Maine and Back

What a wonderful vacation.

Maine is beautiful. We had a BLAST with our family (Geoff's sister and her hubby David, and their girls, Makenna (age 8) and Delaney (age 5)). They were wonderful hosts and tour guides.

The weather was spectacular. High 70s during the day, no humidity...sunny skies! BEAUTIFUL! It rained the day we left but hey, we were leaving, so no complaints!

The girls did ok on the flights...Ally was a squirmer and I felt like I had been working out for the 4 hour flights holding her still...but we managed and all was good.

We went to the beach, found seashells, sand dollars, and snails. We rode a carriage ride and a trolley. We went on a lobster cruise and got to hold a real lobster from the ocean!

David is in the Secret Service on George Bush (41)'s detail. So that's why they are in Maine, the Bush's spend May-October in Kennebunkport every year. We got to go for a ride on President Bush's personal brand new boat. He was overseas so we didn't get to ride with him. But we had fun cruising around on his boat. Observers waving like we were famous!

We stayed at a cool place overlooking the Kennebunkport River, The Nonantum Resort. Sources say it's haunted, but we were there over Friday the 13th and we didn't see any ghosts!! We ate LOTS of seafood and lots of fried things in general. The best was the Clam Shack. Barbara Bush's favorite. The fried clams are to die for!!

Molly was so sad to leave...she wanted to stay forever. We spend Sunday, Father's Day in Boston waiting for our 9 pm flight. So we shopped on Newbury Street....FUN!!!

Our flight home landed at midnight Dallas time Sunday..girls in bed by 1:30 or 2...wake up at 7!!! Drove back to Bryan Monday morning. Got nailed in the windshield by flying bolts from a frieghter's truck that flew off (another story, another blog!)


HaileyB said...

It sounds like you had a great time! I love the pictures! I look forward to hearing more about it.

Jennifer said...

Looks like lots of fun. Glad y'all made it to and from safely!

The Wests said...

So fun! Wavey kept pointing at Aya and Momo during the slideshow.

brickmomma said...

Too cool! Love all the pictures!!!!

Susan said...

Sounds like you all had a great trip! The pictures were so cute.

We are leaving tomorrow for Disney for 10 days with the kids, hopefully all will go well! :)

Kristin said...

Wow, it sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Maine is SO pretty this time of year and isn't Newbury Street the best! Very happy that you all got to get away for some family time. Oh so important. Hope we catch you next year. Take care, Kristin