July 29, 2019
Yesterday we spent all day exploring the coast of Maine, and WOW… it is GORGEOUS! We saw so much stuff I don’t know where to start!!! We headed over to a place called TWO LIGHTS STATE PARK in Cape Elizabeth, which is doggie friendly and you know we love that. They had a really cool walking trail that overlooked the craggy shore next to the water’s edge. There are picnic tables where you can bring a lunch a enjoy the scenery or sit down on one of the many benches and just enjoy the view… whatever you choose, you will love the area. It is so peaceful! As you can see in one of the pictures, the huge ledges below the path look like petrified wood… but these are really ROCKS that started as GRAINS OF SAND on the floor of an ancient ocean! ? A long time ago, as continental plates ground past each other, they were broken by faults and intruded by molten rock. When the continents began to pull apart, the Atlantic Ocean opened and began to erode the rocks. Isn’t that fascinating?!?!
We headed down the road a short way to see the PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT located in Fort Williams Park. They are ALSO doggie friendly! Here we met the nicest park greeter named Mr. Tony Nappi and he welcomed us to the area. ?❤️?? We went to peek at the big lighthouse and learned that it used to be a favorite place of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The keepers of the lighthouse were friends of his, and he used to WALK HERE from Portland, Maine, just to visit this lighthouse. It is thought that he sat right at this location when he wrote the famous poem “The Lighthouse” in 1849.
We had worked up an appetite by this time so Mummy suggested a local seafood place located on the beach called “The Lobster Shack.” Guess what Mummy ordered? Yep… a lobster roll! Thankfully she saved some of the lobster for us, so all of us got some too. The big outdoor patio is doggie friendly and there were lots of other doggies having lunch while we were there. The views from patio are spectacular!
The day was still not over because we were heading to Kennebunkport so Mummy could see the BUSH COMPOUND! Oh Lordy… you would think she had learned her lesson after the KENNEDY COMPOUND DISASTER but she thought seeing this house might be a little easier, and guess what… SHE WAS RIGHT! She got a nice picture across the water of President Bush’s summer house. As we drove out of Kennebunkport, we made one last stop at the beautiful St. Ann’s Episcopal Church. Ohhhhh it was so pretty!!! It overlooked the water and formed the most idyllic setting. By now, it was time for our dinner so we needed to get back, but our day had been PERFECT. We snoozed in our Sleepy Pod carseats all the way back to our campsite and dreamed about what we would be seeing NEXT. Did I mention that WE ARE IN LOVE WITH MAINE? ??