Well, it is utterly sad that I am JUST NOW posting about our fabulous vacation that happened in MAY!!! With such a big topic and hundreds of pics to choose from, I keep waiting until I "have the time" to really work on this. But now that I'm having a baby in less than 5 weeks, I realize, there's no time like the present, so I'm trying to catch up on everything random from blogging to cleaning out our linen closets. (Because that MUST be done before you have a baby, right?)
So anyway, in May, Jeremie and I celebrated our five year anniversary and upcoming baby with a trip to the East Coast. I have been wanting to do this for as long as I can remember! The rocky beaches, the darling Cape Cod homes, the lobster rolls......so we booked it and hopped on a non-stop flight to Boston! We arrived in Boston but immediately headed to our first destination: Kennebunkport, Maine which is the MOST DARLING town I have ever been in! The drive to Kennebunkport was SO pretty, we took the scenic route through several little charming towns including, that's right:
We stopped in Ogunquit to take a look at our first Maine beach....It was beautiful...
We stayed at the Seaside Inn, which was over 100 years old. It was precious, right on the beach and served the most fabulous home cooked breakfast in the mornings.
Reminder, I was 17 weeks pregnant at this point......mama was TIRED....so we headed to a darling restaurant to watch the sunset and another restaurant for some dinner.
The next day we were ready to explore, so we took a walk on the beach and met some sweet people who had been coming to Maine to vacation for over 20 years! They gave us some fabulous recommendations. That day we hung out in Kennebunkport, and rode to several little surrounding fishing villages including Cape Porpoise and Goose Rocks Beach. Everything was totally breathtaking.
|I just THOUGHT the bump was starting to show in this pic! HA!|
|This is George Bush's summer home, Walker's Point|
|Cape Porpoise....you can't see it, but there is a light house out there.|
|I was a little obsessed with all the Cape Cod style homes.|
|Goose Rocks Beach|
So we arrive at this restaurant specifically for the blueberry pie; we are already full from pizza. Well, apparently, the restaurant is REALLY famous for their fresh lobster and our waitress made that QUITE apparent. She looked at me and J like sinners bound for hell when we didn't order lobster. J was totally embarrassed and made me scarf down my pie before they threw us in the boiling water with the lobster. As we were paying the check, the waitress said "Well, next time, maybe you can come back for the lobster." Yikes. As a Southern lady, I guess I understand. That'd be like showing up to my tailgate and not eating any of my sausage balls. So next time, We will hit up Nuna's for the lobster. We promise.
The next day saw a few more gorgeous landmarks before heading to our next destination of Cape Cod.
|The "Wedding Cake House" in Kennebunk|
One of our favorite suggestions from the sweet couple we met on the beach was a little area called Perkins Cove. There are several charming restaurants right on the beach and a 1 mile walking trail that connects Perkins Cove to Ogunquit. If you ever go to Maine, I would highly suggest this! We walked the trail and then ate an amazing meal at Jackie's Too and even ran into our sweet couple while there!
|The rocky beaches are just breathtaking. I think I may even like them more than sandy beaches.|
The drive to Cape Cod took a good 3.5 hours as opposed to the 2 we were expecting. Boston traffic was terrible, but we finally made it there and enjoyed the view from our new hotel in South Yarmouth. Now I may be retracting my statement about the rocky vs. sandy beaches.
The next day we spent driving all the way up "The Cape", hitting up some darling towns like Chatham, Provincetown (which was quite eccentric) and Brewster. All these little towns had their own personality/style.
|Chatham Beach was probably the most beautiful beach I have ever seen.|
|Jeremie and I agreed on this home overlooking the beach.|