Sunday Snapshot: Maine
Hello darlings! As you know from Thursday’s post, I went to Maine for back to school shopping. My family and I usually go to the Kittery and Freeport outlets before school. We usually do this because the deals are tremendous and there is good sea food near by.
On Sunday we hit Kittery and ate at Bob’s Clam hut. They actually got solar panel this year, which is super awesome. We all had a lobster roll and fried clams.
Fun fact: I actually hated all seafood three years ago!
I almost bought these really cool leather band from Famous Footwear but decided to wait until Freeport to see if they had an better shoes.
After we ate a shopped around, we headed up an hour to Freeport where we ate and then checked into our hotel. We then walked up the street from our hotel and went into L.L.Bean. The original L.L.Bean was created in Freeport, Maine and is open 24/7. They only locked their stores once and that was when L.L.Bean died. They didn’t even have locks on the doors! Mom wandered the store while Dad and I hunted for the indoor pond. We got pretty lucky because we found both the pond and a huge fish tank.
Wouldn’t it be a great job to just take care of the fish at L. L. Bean? Fun fact: the fish tank weighs 35,000 pounds because of all the water. It also had an albino trout which was super cool.
Outside the store they have this HUGE boot and moose fighting! Clearly an outdoors type of store.
Monday was a big shopping day. We shopped every corner of Freeport and certainly “helped the economy.” More about what I bought is in this post. However what isn’t in that post is what I didn’t get. Obviously I took some fantastic selfies…
This dress was in Ambercrombie and Fitch. I was incredibly close to buying it but then I realized I would have nothing to wear it too. But here is the great selfie anyway…
If you didn’t already know, I collect penguins. I actually already have a mini penguin backpack but look how cute it is! His fins are pockets too!
This Charlotte Russe dress kind of reminds me of one of my tree hugging teachers in 6th grade. It looks really cute on but it was kind of see through.
Like the Ambercrombie and Fitch dress, I was crazy close to buying this trench coat. It was originally $129 and with the 40% discount and then my 15% student discount it would have came down to about $43. My only issue with it was that it a spring coat instead of a winter meaning that it was made out of a thin material instead of a warm one.
By the way, I’m wearing shorts they just happened to be as short as the trench. I look like a spy 😂
How great is this selfie of my parents and me?
We drove to Bailey’s Island to get to our restaurant (Cook’s Lobster House). In order to get to the island, you have to go over the only cobble stone bridge in the world! It’s made so the water goes through the bridge not under.
Before we went inside the restaurant, I took this sweet panogram.
The food was awesome! We all ate different styles of lobster:
Before we ate, I checked what time the sun was going to set. So we waited after dinner to see this beautiful sunset:
We went back to the hotel and saw the Age of Adaline. It was a good movie; but I expected it to be 5 stars instead of 4 stars if you know what I mean. The story was very predictable.
Tuesday, our last day, we went to some of my favorite locations. First, we woke up early and went to GooseRocks beach in Kennybunkport, Maine.
We then drove into Kennybunkport and went to get our final lobster roll of the summer. The Clam Shack has the best lobster rolls. It’s not even a judgment it’s just a fact. They won on food wars for complete sake! Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself!
On our route home we stopped at Kittery one last time and then headed to see my Grandfather. He is going to be 90 in January! He gave my parents and I great advice about living in the moment.
After visiting my grandfather, we went to the great Kimball Farms in Wesford, Massachusttes. The whole ride up I was planning my attack (of what ice cream I should get). I oppted for peanut butter cup, and I wasn’t disappointed. When I was little, my parents would take us here out our way home from Maine or my grandparent’s house. When we first came, all they had was ice cream and mini golf. Now it’s a huge attraction! They have several places to eat, bumper cars, real golf, and an entire petting zoo! They apparent even have live concerts sometime. Clearly someone figured out how amazing Kimball Farms was and wanted more out of it. If you’re ever in the area I highly recommend it! You don’t even have to go to the craziness just get a scoop of their homemade ice cream.
On our way home we even got to see a rainbow! A perfect end to a perfect Maine trip.
And that was my crazy Maine trip! Have you ever been to any of the locations I mentioned? Let me know in the comments if you have or if you want to!
The shopped by was great. The food was superb. The company was top shelf. A+ three days!