When we decided we were moving to Providence, there were several things that I was excited about. One was being close to Maine. It is one of my favorite places to visit, and from Providence, we can be there in just over 2 hours. Another was knowing that family and friends would be visiting, and that our time together would be exciting due to exploring new areas and showing off some of our favorite places.
My mom was visiting for Mason’s birthday a few weekends ago. One of Mason’s request for her birthday was to eat lunch at this bread bakery in Ogunquit, Maine that we had eaten at on vacation there two summers ago. Such a simple request, and it meant that we could finally get to Maine! Jeremy was going to be up there already for a guys’ weekend, so my mom and I decided to make a weekend out of it too. We drove up to Freeport Saturday afternoon, enjoyed some LL Bean shopping and a great dinner at a local brewery, then spent the night at a hotel (always a hit with the kids!) Sunday morning, after a quick swim in the indoor pool, we set off to pick up Jeremy and start Mason’s birthday celebration.
Even though it was a rainy day, we still enjoyed a nice walk along Marginal Way from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit. The clouds and damp air actually made the fall foliage stand out more, and it was wonderful to have a true Maine day in October. We loved sharing Ogunquit with Meema, and I have a feeling she will want to go back. She saw the beauty just like we had. The perfect example of why I love living in New England! We had a great lunch at the bakery Mason requested before heading back to Providence for tacos (another birthday request), cookie cake, and presents. It was a fun-filled weekend, but our walk in Maine with my mom and newly 7-year-old daughter was the highlight for me.