Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Maine vacation - Part three

The rest of our week we spent doing some usual things and some new things.  On Tuesday, we headed to Freeport for school shopping.  It's about an hour east of Peru and if you didn't know, home to LL Bean.   Freeport is also home to many outlet stores and the ones we usually hit are The Gap (really cheap prices) and The Jockey Store (really cheap underwear).  We have lunch at a little place called the Corsican Restaurant and after lunch, I buy a pair of seaglass earrings at a local jewelry shop.

We are creatures of habit.  In years past we have also visited the Desert of Maine (yes, there is a desert in Freeport) and The Harraseeket Marina to purchase our lobsters and steamers (now there is a market in Dixfield, next to Peru to buy the lobsters).  This year, after shopping, we headed to the Winslow Memorial Park and Campground to go swimming.    Even in a cove the water is COLD in Maine.

On Wednesday, the kids and I headed north to Byron, Maine to go to the Coos Canyon Gorge.  This is a beautiful place to go swimming although the water was low due to no rain all summer.

Wednesday night, we also went north (the other way) to South Carthage, ME to hear some Celtic Music at the Skye Theater.   This theater is a labor of love for the owner and his wife - he bought an old junk yard and barn and is slowly rebuilding the barn to house the musical venue.  It's basically sitting on the top of a mountain.  The night we went, we saw a family named the Celtic Spring - 6 siblings plus parents - playing fiddle and other instruments and all of them doing Irish Dancing.  They were amazing!

The beanies - on top of the mountain, waiting for the show to start

The view

Skye Theater


Grammy, Emma, Brian and Grandpa J.R.

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