Greetings from Maine!

We made it! We got in around dinnertime last night, and we hadn’t even unloaded the car before I started snapping pictures. It was perfect timing because the sun was just beginning to set on the lake.

maine lake

I’ve been up since 5AM, and I’ve already had my first run. Our camp (everyone in Maine calls their lake houses camps) is located on a rugged dirt road, and it’s a great opportunity for some moderate trail running, which I love. There is a view of the lake the entire way, and the air was cool and crisp this morning.

We loved Manchester, Vermont, where we stayed on Thursday night. We didn’t even get to spend 24 hours there, but we hope to go back and stay longer next summer. We stayed at the sweetest inn. Take a look. 

That is The Inn at Manchester. We stayed in the red carriage house you can see in the back. I can’t recommend it highly enough if you’re ever in the area. I’ll share more about our stay and what the inn has to offer in a dedicated post next week.

Before that, we spent the night in Cooperstown, NY. We enjoyed the Baseball Hall of Fame, but way more than that, I enjoyed the Osetaga Resort Hotel. This hotel is the very definition of luxury travel. It was a splurge (none of these visits were sponsored or subsidized in any way) but SO worth it. It is a destination unto itself. Again, we left wishing we had another night to spend there, and that we had taken time to enjoy some of the activities on the lake. I mean, look at this view.

The day we arrived, we sat in the rocking chairs on the veranda, sipped wine, and enjoyed the view before dining at one of the restaurants on the property. I could so get used to that life.

But as nice as it is to visit new places and experiences new things, it’s sooooo nice to arrive in a familiar place and settle in for a few weeks. Growing up, I traveled to Maine every summer with my parents, and I love that we’re establishing the same tradition with my own family.

I’m looking forward to two weeks of relaxing by the lake and visiting our favorite haunts and hopefully discovering some new ones. I’ll be posting updates on Instagram and Facebook, so feel free to follow along. I tend to use my personal Facebook profile for most of my travel updates so my friends and family can enjoy them too, but I post most things publicly. If you want my public Facebook posts to show in your timeline, you can click the FOLLOW button. See below.

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I hope you enjoy your weekend, wherever you are!!