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Adventure-ing: Maine in Photos

…. Annnnnd we’re back! From blog vacation and real life vacation!

Thank you for indulging my need to take a step back for a hot second (two weeks? What?!) and spend some evenings not frantically writing and spend my weekends not frantically stealing moments to write. But I missed it and of course I made a giant schedule for the next month of all the posts I want to publish so it is officially ON.

So we went to Maine. 98% of all people I told of our plans had the reaction of, “WHY?!” And first, I don’t understand this question because New England! Kennebunkport! Craft Beers! Beautiful beaches! History! But, if you need more of a reason here are mine:

  • When I was in 3rd grade I did my state report on Maine. At the time their biggest export was Toothpicks, even above lobster! I’ve had a pull towards Maine ever since and I have romanticized the shit out of it in my mind.
  • Kamel has traveled very little in the US and while everyone else seems to be big on going overseas (I mean, I am too) for a variety of reasons (With children and without), I didn’t really feel like spending the emotional and financial capital doing a semi-quicky vacation elsewhere. There are so many amazing places to see here! And why aren’t I seeing them!
  • Maine seems insanely far away and remote. It seems like a pretend land. I wanted in.
  • Beaches + Adventure. It was the best of both worlds.

So how did it stack up to my dreams? It stacked up just fine. The beaches were better and more interesting than I thought they would be (So many hermit crabs scampering around!) and the beer was fantastic. The weather was chilly when we got there but then blazing hot by the time we left. The hotel (a large converted house that you will see in several photos) was even better than I expected, though I did spend a lot of the time having an out of body experience because I had looked at photos of the place online so often for so long it felt surreal.

Mostly, the entire time we were there we schemed how to move there full time and then when that didn’t work we schemed on how to one day own a summer home. Also a pipe dream, but maybe a teensy bit possible when I’m, like, 50? Maybe?

If you follow or Kamel on Instagram, then you’ve seen a solid handful of photos from our adventure. But here are the rest. Happy end of summer to everyone!!

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Who the hell is she?


Lauren

I am a writer living in Seattle and I believe that life is a grand adventure and only boring if you believe it to be. Plus! You don't need money to have fun.

I live with my husband, a photographer by education and a maker-of-video-games by trade, and a baby named gabe in an apartment on the hill.

I am romantic about most things and I cry... about almost anything. I tell stories to entertain you, I spread stories to keep you in the loop. I am not a grammar freak, but I do know how to spell it. I am exceedingly proud of my scrambled eggs and I really could eat an entire pan of cupcakes. If I met me, I would be my best friend. I tend to be irreverent.

If you would like to chat with me or see what else I'm up to you can follow me on Twitter (betterinrealife), on facebook, or email me at betterinrealife at gmail.


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