ROAD TRIP DAY 26: CRUISIN’ THE COAST OF MAINE

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Today was the day to give Trudy (our GPS) a rest while we preferred to cruise the coast without her constant nagging.  We first headed south to explore the adorable (and upscale) fishing village of Kennebunk, and we found it quite charming.

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Next up for the day was to get ourselves (purposely) lost, so we could enjoy the scenery and gorgeous HUGE homes in Kennebunkport, 41’s summer home.

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George H.W. Bush and his entourage reside in the “Kennebunkport Compound” on Ocean Avenue.  Not only is there his house (pictured below), there are a few others in the compound for guests and staff.  All of it is gated and guarded; however, it was a nice view from across the cove.

The entire area was absolutely spectacular, and we enjoyed cruising in and out of the neighborhoods alone.  It is still the off-season, so it was quiet, peaceful, and free of traffic.


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Later in the afternoon, we headed north back through Ogunquit where we are staying and followed the coast to Cape Neddick to see the Nubble Lighthouse.  Since it is completely surrounded by water on its own island, it can only be viewed from the mainland; however, it is perhaps only 100 yards across the water.  The view was so… Maine.

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The scenery sure has changed since leaving Stowe, Vermont.  We went from moose country, mountains, and a ski resort to the coast where lobster and lighthouses are the theme.  Both have their own beauty and charm, and we are enjoying every bit of it!

2 thoughts on “ROAD TRIP DAY 26: CRUISIN’ THE COAST OF MAINE

  1. Lovely to see a visitors view of your hometown area…Working in Kennebunkport I forget how beautiful it is–good to slow down and be a tourist!

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