If you may remember from Part 1, our goal for our second full day in Maine was to do everything without a car. Luckily our hotel was very conveniently located to the town with shops and restaurants. And there was a local trolley that took you up and down the main road, so we could get to places a bit further away if we so desired. With all the car time we had had on the way up, and all the time we knew was coming the next day and on the trip home, we felt it was really important to focus on what was right in front of us.
I woke up early (as I did most mornings because I shared a bed with Mason, and she is quite the kicker!) and went for a run along Marginal Way, which I could access right in front of our hotel. I decided to travel the direction we had yet to explore, and I’m so glad I did. I found the Maine I was searching for – what I had been hoping to find on this trip! Knowing what was just around the corner, I went back, woke everyone up, and got us out to the beach to enjoy the low tide.
I was hoping to get this trip done in two posts, but the sheer amount of pictures we took and things we did makes that hard to do. As you can tell, this truly was an “active” vacation. Of course we had to make sure we were working off all the extra calories from ice cream, chicken nuggets, more ice cream, chocolate covered pretzels…. We’re ready for a treat ban at our house after all the sugar we consumed last week. But what good is a vacation if you don’t break the rules a little bit? Stay tuned for Part 3 – the final edition!