A Day in Maine

Colette works hard (six days a week) all summer long.  So, yesterday I treated her to a day off…in Maine!  On the agenda were the towns of: Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, York, and Kittery.
First stop, and farthest up the Maine coast on our travels, was Kennebunkport.  It’s a charming seaside town with beautiful, colonial homes on tree-lined streets.

The center of action though is Dock Square with its charming selection of shops and restaurants.  Although it’s impossible to tell from this photo, many of these buildings are up on pilings, as they are above the water when the tide comes in.
Kennebunkport is a popular tourist destination, and we saw many charming inns throughout the town (like the one in the background here).
We sampled a few of the 50 flavors of salt water taffy sold in this shop.  Colette liked the pear and the pomegranate, while I preferred the apple pie.
Every restaurant, bistro, cafe, pub, and shack sold lobster…in almost every form imaginable.
 The day was blisteringly hot…ugh…90 degrees with almost no breeze.  Consequently, what captured our attention the most was this tiny business selling fresh-squeezed lemonade.  The whole business was not much bigger than my pantry, which as pantries go is large, but as businesses go (especially one with three people inside), it was very small.  But the staff was cheerful, and the lemonade refreshing!  Ahhh.
Then we moved on down the coast to Ogunquit, a popular beach destination.
But we were here to visit the bakery...
…and the candy shop, where everything chocolate, and sparkly, and delicious can be found!

How beautiful this little inlet is in Kittery, with its grasses growing along the shore.  All the rain we’ve had this summer has made everything so very green.
It was a beautiful mother-daughter day out!

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