Friday, June 10, 2011
Ogunquit State of Mind
Above is a photo I took in Ogunquit last weekend. For the first time in almost 8 years, Music Man and I took a night (two actually!) away from our children. I don't really consider the one night we spent away from them when Little Red was born...since I spent the whole night in labor (28 hours to be exact) and Music Man spent fitful and intermittent sleep on a little bed in the room. So, no, not a vacation for either of us. It was so long overdue and so needed after the 15 completely stressful months we just spent.
We started our trip arriving at the inn where we had reservations. You know, when you are reserving something site unseen, it can be interesting. I have a dear friend that LOVES Ogunquit, and I asked for recommendations, but as he either camps or stays at friend's timeshares there, he didn't have a clue where to stay. I had two requirements. A jacuzzi tub I fit in (for those that don't know me personally, I'm a chubby tall girl and need a nice big jacuzzi). It was made for two and was very nice. We also wanted a fireplace in the room as well. What we got was a lovely, large one bedroom suite with a jacuzzi and fireplace in the bedroom. However, the sitting area of the place has one VERY tiny little loveseat (it was an oversized chair, really). That was it for seating. Being there two nights, we were sort of hoping for a place to hang, have a drink or two. This was not that space. It was a little strange. In any case, we went right down to the downtown area and decided to get a dessert and sit and people watch. There is not much chance to do that in our little country town. Fun, fun stuff. Ogunquit is a gay mecca besides being a lovely destination and some of the people we saw had nothing but fun in mind. It was amusing and we enjoyed their energy.
Then Sat morning we had the continental breakfast offered by the Inn and headed downtown again to sit on the square, enjoy some tea and coffee and enjoy the lovely morning. We had amazing and perfect weather the whole weekend, we could not have asked for more. We walked along the Marginal Way which is a 1 mile walk that goes all along the water. There are many people that enjoy this and we were able to find an older couple to take our picture. This is us...
We had a truly enjoyable walk that ended with me falling off a little edge on the walk and spraining my ankle, which was not fun. And embarrassing that so many people watched me fall and my camera hit the pavement at a very high rate of speed. Thank goodness that no permanent damage was done to either one of us!
The next day, another awesome meal at the Wild Blueberry, in which we also enjoyed a charming older couple serenade us with some upright bass and piano music. Outstanding pancakes and Irish Eggs and live music, what could be better?
Wishing you some romantic time with your loved one, ~Peacemom