Question: Is a “day trip” definitely a location you can get to and from in a day? Or just to in a day?
This is a pressing question because I really want to tell you about my trip to Spruce Head Island, Maine where all my New England dreams came true… but I don’t have a category for this! Should I create a “week trip” category? A “fantasy vacation” category?
Solution: I will temporarily label this post “Uncategorized.” Maybe (hopefully) I will start building up a “Dreamy destinations outside of South Philly” category.
Picture this: The end of summer on the coast of Maine in a huge home poised over rocks and ocean– spending days reading, hiking, and eating, all with your most-loved-one and his/her fantastic family that includes a two month old baby girl.
If you’re having trouble visualizing, allow me to help:
Howard at Monhegan Island-- most likely singing and dancing to a Katy Perry song
Ben and his baby girl, Lily
And there are about 300 more pictures where that came from. Between the beauty of Maine and the darling baby Lily, we had our cameras out at all times.
My favorite part of the trip was Monhegan Island. We hiked the best trail of my life, a path overgrown with trees and blackberry bushes whose breaks in foliage allowed for spectacular views like the ones I included above. And this one:
copyright Ben Pinder
We had to take a ferry to get to Monehegan. On the way there we passed Andrew Wyeth’s house and our ferry’s captain blew the horn. Out came Mrs. Wyeth! She waved and made herself comfortable on an outdoor bench. Evidently the captain routinely functions as Mrs. Wyeth’s alarm clock.
The beautiful home where we set up camp was remote; at least a 20 minute drive to anything that looked like civilization.
So it was a short car ride to see this crazy breakwater lighthouse outside of Rockland. It took builders 18 years to construct the mile-long rocky pathway that leads to the lighthouse.
Ben took all these pics, too.
No travel necessary for this next scene, though… Our backyard!
You are probably tired of scrolling, so I will wrap this up.
Altogether, our trip to Maine was one of the most unique vacations in my history. Many more posts could be written on this topic. Possible post titles: “Picking and Cooking: Blackberries” “How Eggplant Parm changed my life” ”Thanks for all the memories, Bruce” and “Babies make things Better.” But I will let this be it for now. Thanks for reading!