Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tag's Birthday Adventure

For Hubby's birthday next month, I got him tickets at Ogunquit Playhouse to see "Heartbreak Hotel".   This play followed the story of Elvis beginning with when he was discovered by Sun Records.    The Producer of this play was the same one who did "Million Dollar Quartet" which we saw last year at the same theater.  Both shows were outstanding!   Live Music, unbelievable singing and beautiful sets and story.

Any visit to the coast of Maine has to involve a trip to the Marginal Way.  We have been there many times over the years, although this year we've had such a busy summer...this was our first visit!

Ogunquit Beach viewed from the Marginal Way

It was an extremely hot day but that didn't stop us from walking along the Marginal Way from Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove and back.

Being along the ocean is so relaxing and satisfying.   

Plus there were some absolutely gorgeous flowers along the way.

When we reached Perkins Cove we stopped for an ice cream and then headed right back to be sure to be at the theater on time for the show!

We had a wonderful time at the show!!

And then, again, a trip to Maine would not be complete without some seafood!
We went to the Fisherman's Catch last year and really loved it!   The Captain's Seafood Platter for two was more than enough for Hubby and me!

And finally, we lucked out because our good friend Elizabeth was playing her amazing music out on the deck of Misto in Kittery, which just happened to be on the way home!

A perfect end to a fantastic day with the love of my life!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Emily's 10th Birthday Adventure

For Emily's 10th Birthday Adventure this year, Emily decided she'd like to go to Jay Gee's.   (After Memere vetoed the "Emoji Movie" and a High Ropes Course!)

Jay Gee's is a great place to spend the day!

We started with a round of Mini-Golf.  There were many "hazards" including this alligator that Emily was able to to tame and ride.

It was a very easy-going game with all of us being equally inept, and no score was kept.

Emily also managed to ride the back of the incredibly weird looking gorilla!

After the mini-golf we tried out the go-carts.   Pepere challenged us to a race.

Emily and I came in first place!!

Before we went inside to the arcade, we all took a turn in the batting cages.  Somehow I got no photo of that.

The Spinning Bumper Cars were next.   Lots of fun and it was quite okay to bang into other drivers!

Ski-ball is always a favorite.

But Emily hit the jackpot on the Wheel!   

Yup, 750 tickets!

Unbelievably, they all spewed out of the machine.  I stood there for literally 5 minutes waiting for them all to come out!

Emily challenged me to a game of air hockey.  She barely beat me 7-6.

Then it was Pepere's turn.  Emily went all-out to make the plays!

And beat him 7-2!

She ended with 1019 tickets!   She got an emoji pillow and some disappearing ink.

We had one more coupon left for a go-cart ride, so Emily took a turn with Pepere.  He's a much slower driver than Memere and not very safe!

Emily really enjoyed Jay Gees!

We finished off with some ice cream.  I had a hard time holding the camera, my ice cream AND taking the photo.....so my ice cream has a prominent place in this photo.

Emily had a strawberry  Slushie....

And Pepere chose Crazy Vanilla...."You gotta be crazy to have Crazy Vanilla!"