July 27, 2022

What I Packed & Wore For A Week In Maine

I spend a week or two in Maine every summer, vacationing and visiting family. Since Maine is a big tourist destination these days, I often get asked about what to pack and what to wear on a Maine vacation, so I thought I'd dedicate a post to that topic.
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July 24, 2019

What To Pack for a Maine Summer Vacation

Greetings and happy hump day! Today I'm sharing my much-anticipated (haha!) Maine summer vacation packing post. We've done this trip so many times that I pretty much have it down by now, so here are my best Maine vacation packing tips as well as what I brought.
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July 9, 2017

Coffee Talk: Maine Vacation Edition

It's hard to believe our Maine vacation is already nearing its end. Isn't it odd how you look forward to something for so long and then suddenly it's over? While I'll be glad to be home and get back into my routine, I'll miss the soothing sound of the lake water lapping up on the shore, the call of the loons, the brilliance of the sunsets, and the lazy days with no sense of time. Today I thought I'd share some pictures of our vacation and more about what we've been up to.
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July 26, 2015

Greetings from Maine! #FamilyTravelDiary

Good Sunday morning to you!! I don’t even know where to begin sharing about our trip. Our time in Maine so far has been full but relaxing. For starters, we’ve taken the boat out on the lake, made s’mores, hiked Blue Hill Mountain, toured the picturesque town of Castine, and biked Schoodic Point. Our Blue Hill Mountain hike was...
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July 31, 2014

And then I fell in love with cycling.

The whole biking thing came about because I was looking for alternatives to running that give me some cardio action and a physical activity I can do outside. I have no desire to exercise on cardio equipment at the gym or work out to a video in my living room. It makes me feel like...
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July 26, 2014

Greetings from Maine! #FamilyTravelDiary

This edition of Saturday Coffee Talk is being broadcast from the great state of Maine! Warning: you are about to be bombarded by vacation pictures. You have been warned. I took this photo our first morning waking up at the lake. I took this with my Moto X that I’m testing as part of the #VZWBuzz program. Pretty...
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July 20, 2012

Scenes from Maine

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from our Maine Vacation this year. The kids loved spending time on the lake. Paul and D hiked Black Mountain. And I love this picture that captures a rare moment of sibling affection and harmony. We can’t wait till next year!
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July 15, 2010

Schoodic Point, Maine

The weather has taken a turn for the worse, but not to be deterred, we took the two oldest kids on a tour of the Schoodic Penninsula. After a rather underwhelming lunch in Winter Harbor (note to self: stick with the old standby next time), we made our way down to the point where the...
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July 10, 2010

Another hike. More seafood. The end.

The best thing about Maine, besides the decadent lobster and the gorgeous coastal views, is that much of the state remains untouched by the commercial monotony that characterizes the modern American landscape. I used to entertain myself on long trips by scoping out the various stores and restaurants located along the way. At one time, even...
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July 9, 2010

Date Night in Bar Harbor

One of the best parts about vacationing with my family in Maine is the free babysitting. My parents are always willing to watch whichever kids we don’t care to accompany us on any given outing. We often take one or two of our older kids and go hiking or sight-seeing, but at least once on...
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August 9, 2008

You Know It’s Good When They Have To Roll You To Your Car

In honor of our 13th wedding anniversary, my parents babysat on Thursday night so Hub and I could have a date.  Always the info junkie, I perused the internet until I came up with the perfect place for our celebratory dinner — Maggie’s Restaurant in Bar Harbor.  Two of every three reviews I read mentioned...
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August 23, 2007

Maine Vacation: Jordan Pond House

This is probably the last installment in my Maine Vacation posts for this year.  We will be leaving for home before daylight on Saturday morning, so tomorrow is our designated packing/cleaning/resting day. Today we went to my very favorite of all favorite Maine daytrip destinations, the Jordan Pond House. This excerpt from the Jordan Pond...
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