Monday, March 3, 2008

Winter in Maine

For some reason, our favorite time of year to go to the beach is winter. We love the stillness, the emptiness of the beach, the lack of other people! Yesterday we took a ride up to one of our favorite places, Ogunquit, Maine. Going over the Piscataqua River Bridge into Maine from New Hampshire is one of my favorite things. It's hard to get a good picture of the bridge while in the car and driving at 70 miles per hour! We went to Ogunquit Beach, which is a very long, flat beach. Unfortunately it was incredibly windy and so cold we couldn't stay on the beach for long. We then drove over to Perkin's Cove, which in the summer is a busy little behive of shops and restaurants, including a "penny" candy store. But of course, at this time of the year, it was all closed up.

It didn't matter to us though, we still loved being there. On the way back we stopped at Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery, Maine and shared a fried scallop plate with french fries and onion rings and soda fountain root beer. mmmmmmmmm! It was a beautiful afternoon and so wonderful to spend time together.

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