Winter Get-Away in Maine

Last week, we went on a two day get-away to Maine! We stayed at the historic Kennebunkport Inn (c. 1899).

We loved the classic interior details and nautical touches, and the friendly staff was top notch!

I adore eating breakfast out. Seriously, I'd rather eat breakfast in a restaurant than any other meal. And this restaurant had comfy chairs, down throw pillows, and a cozy fire going in the fireplace...score! Settled in for a leisurely breakfast.

After breakfast, we explored the town of Kennebunkport. Signs like this one can be found all over town to point you in the right direction.

We drove along Ocean Drive with its views of the Atlantic on one side and classic, New England beach houses on the other. The most notable home being the Bush Family compound, seen here.

While Hubby did some work back at the hotel, Colette and I did a little post-nor'easter beach combing. We saw driftwood, shells, numerous lost mittens, one boat shoe, lots and lots of seaweed, and several dead fish.

Then we headed over to Pineland Farms to try out cross-country skiing for the first time. Although Colette snowboards, and Hubby and I used to downhill ski, none of us had ever been on cross-country skis. It's quite different, in that you can't really turn or stop. So, it's go straight or go home. But we were willing to try! 

Yikes. Just looking down at them, big chicken that I am, all I could think is...they're long and skinny and they won't turn. I'm probably going to die!

But these two were feeling adventurous, especially Colette, who rented skate-style skis and was tackling it with gusto.

And this beautiful, young lady with the dazzling smile is our future daughter-in-law! She used to cross-country ski competitively, so she was the real pro in our group. That's her sweet mom in the background.

We fell, we laughed, we struggled to get up, we thought we had the hang of it, we fell some more, we admired the scenery and the softly falling snow, we fell again. We all definitely want to try it again sometime!

The next day we visited a local nursery (full posting coming on that), did a little antiquing, and then visited two lighthouses before returning home.

We LOVE coastal Maine! Every time we go, we leave with a few treasures (seashells, salt water taffy, and Flying Pig bread this time) and some great memories.


  1. I've never been to Maine, but it looks fantastic. And the Inn you stayed at is adorable! I love those chairs from the breakfast table!

    1. Maine is JUST GORGEOUS any time of year! It has rapidly become one of our favorite spots! I hope you have a chance to visit someday!

      P.S. My sincerest apologies for the delayed response to your comment! Apparently Blogger changed how they notify me (or don’t notify me!) about comments, and I didn’t realize that your comment was there. I wasn’t trying to be rude…really! So sorry!


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