Thursday, March 17, 2011

Epic East Coast Adventure Spring Break 2011 {day three}

My favorite place is the great state of Maine.  Love it!  If I could move here I would have done so several years ago and still in the back of my mind I'm waiting until I can!  So when the kids both said they really wanted to come up here I told them we would make it work.

Maine is just so gorgeous- even in the winter.  The drive up is amazing, insanely tall trees line both sides of the highway and you almost forget all about the gagillion dollars in tolls.  The roads are nice especially compared to the crazy Texas roads filled with potholes and drives full of rage.  But I'm not a fan of the areas where the speed limit is 55.

We slept in {it is vacation after all!} and enjoyed a very late breakfast of some very delicious breakfast pizza.  BOTH of my kids liked it as did I and that is no small feat!  Afterwards we all piled in the car and headed to the beach.  I would like to thank Maine for snowing for us but would like to tell it how much I did not appreciate the fact that it warmed up so it turned to rain. Because of said rain we weren't able to enjoy the beach {ok well we wouldn't have been able to enjoy the beach much anyway because it is only 40 out but still...} but I got some good pics and was happy. 
We took the scenic route through Saco and stopped in to a cute place called Buck Nuts where we enjoyed some ice cream and I picked up a bag of these babies:

When we got back to the house there was a special delivery waiting for the kiddos!

My parents had sent them each a journal and some pens to record their musings on the trip.  It is not only a great idea but the kids really were surprised and excited!  Who gets a package on vacation?  And so I knew they were thinking about me I got this:

We hung out the rest of the day and just enjoyed ourselves.  I also feasted on this baby:

An Amatos Italian sub.  Freakin' yum- that's all.

I was also happy to receive these pictures from my parents who are making sure our kitties are safe at home:
Alyssa so happy to have company!
Sassy and Alyssa

Still having a blast and this morning we are off to Connecticut and then down to NY!


Anonymous said...

Jennifer- I love that picture of the beach. It's just gorgeous. New England may just be my favorite area. Beautiful!

Jenni said...

That is super cool about the journals for the kiddos. What a great idea.