August 17 – August 23, 2016Wells Beach Resort, right on US-1. One mile from the beach.Site #216. Site was very level, but a little tight. They have large boulders at the corners of each site in the front. You can barely see the one behind the truck.Road is narrow, but adequate. It is a pretty park.
Thursday August 18, 2018It really feels like a beach town.I first had “Slap Ya Mama” in Apalachicola last fall. First time I have seen it in a store. I love this stuff. Wells Beach and this whole community has a very convenient trolley system. There is a trolley stop at the entrance to the campground. It will take you from Kennebunkport to York, Maine. It cost money, but nice so you don’t have to fight the traffic.We rode it to Ogunquit, then transferred to Perkins Cove.Pedestrian draw bridge.Had to let this sailboat through.Lobstermen coming in with their catch of the day.Very cute village.One building had these cute birdhouses, all different kinds. There is a little bird in the mouth of the cat.
Friday August 19, 2016We took the Blue Line trolley north to the Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk. This is the transfer spot for the Aqua Line to Kennebunkport. They ice skate here in the winter.We have seen this all over Maine. Can you see the stick above the fire hydrant? This is how they find them when it snows. I never thought I would see this.In Kennebunkport, they offer a Intown Trolley, that is a narrated tour of the area. This cost extra, but you get the narration. And you can get on and off all day.We stopped for coffee at H.B.Provisions while we waited for the Intown Trolley. Very cool place. You can find almost anything in here.Franciscan Monastery, still operating today.They have a Christmas celebration here every year with little candles. I bet it is beautiful.Mother’s Beach. There is a place next door with all day children activities.Beautiful homes along the beach road.Most of them are rentals.The private yacht club.The Colony Hotel. They have a beautiful view of the ocean out back.It was a beautiful day.President George H.W. Bush’s summer cottage.The trolley driver said these are the Secret Service vehicles and when they are here, that means the President and Barbara Bush are probably here too.The Tea Cup House.“Wicked” anything in Maine. Someone told us, there is more ice cream sold in Maine than anywhere else. I believe that. You see ice cream places everywhere.And beautiful flowers.Love locks on the bridge.The bridge separates Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. These signs are on opposite sides of this post.Relaxed at Federal Jack’s. The birthplace of Shipyard Brewery.Nice view.Love the flower pots that look like boats.
Saturday August 20, 2016We decided to drive along the coast after breakfast at Horizon Restaurant.We saw some beautiful houses.
Sunday August 21, 2016We decided to head to Boston.It doesn’t look tall enough for our truck.We made it to New Hampshire.We parked at the Museum of Science to catch a Duck Boat Tour. I think if we ever made it back here we would do the tour that lets you off and on. I don’t think we got to see enough.And we decided they need to have adult only tours as an option. There were so many little kids on the tour, it was hard to hear the driver and they kept kicking the back of our seat. I can really tell that I am getting OLD.Beautiful architecture.Saw the front of Cheers where they filmed the show, but did not get to go in. They only filmed the exterior for the show. The show was not filmed inside this bar, it was named the Bull & Finch Pub. Per their website, they have changed the name to “Cheers on Beacon Hill”. The TV show premiered in 1982.I love the architecture.The churches are amazing!This was in Common Square.The John Hancock Tower is Wicked Tall, not to be confused with the John Hancock Center in Chicago.This is the last legal mailing address for John F. Kennedy. Apparently, you can not use 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as your mailing address when you are President. And into the River we go.On the other side of the bridge is the Museum of Science.There are symbols of Viking ships on the columns, even though there is no record of Vikings ever being in Boston.(So the tour guide said)They have a large sailing school here for children.This was the old prison.It is now The Liberty Hotel. We definitely did not have enough time in Boston. I could come back and spend several days. So much to see and learn.On the way to and from Boston, you drive through New Hampshire and they have a State owned Liquor Store that is very popular.It has it’s own exit off the interstate. It is huge. Large bottle of Jack Daniel’s $34.99. Great price. We got off the interstate at Kittery to check out the outlet shopping, but it was as busy at the outlet shopping in Lake George, so we drove on through and stayed on US-1 to York.We got to Nubble Lighthouse and this is as close as we could get. It had already been a long day in Boston and we just did not feel like fighting the crowd to get closer.The drive along the coast was beautiful.We really liked York and would come back.The beaches were crowded.Got back to Wells and went to Maine Diner. Not bad. I am not sure it lives up to it’s hype.We did not have any, but a lot of people did.We spent the next couple of days planning our next leg of the trip. We are heading to Mystic, CT.