Saturday was Dover Days (similar to Summerfest in St. Albans) with fireworks shot over Sebec Lake at night. So in commemoration of my mom's birthday (she passed away last June), we rented a pontoon boat for the afternoon and evening. A rainstorm came through earlier in the day so our timing was great and we had an excellent time exploring Sebec Lake for the first time!
Only the smallest pontoon boat was available for the day but they are so cute and fun… even the kids were able to captain the helm! Of course mom and dad don't mind being chauffeured at all...
In a cove we found these giant granite boulders for the kids to swim around…
And one of the many adorable lake camps. I should've taken way more photos of these!
Once the sun was setting, we were very glad to have long sleeves and sweaters. The evening cooled down considerably and I (being the biggest wimp of all) was glad to have my big blanket! We actually managed to upgrade to a larger pontoon that became available for the evening to watch the fireworks. That was a treat! I would highly recommend renting boats at the little marina (Tim Merrill's)! For $100-170 + gas you can have a blast cruising the expansive and beautiful Sebec Lake near Dover-Foxcroft. We can't wait to go back!
A massive heatwave has settled over the New England area… So enough of this heat! It's time for a beach day!
Around 9:30 or 10 in the morning I decided that we were going to head for the beach… We decided upon Reid State Park. Mile-long beach is one of our favorites. After all, this is the reason we live in Maine!
We managed to get all of our animals cared for and watered plus my new plantings of flowers and shrubs watered enough for the long hot day ahead. By noon we were in the car headed south and by 1:53 we were at the Park gate. We changed clothes in their newly constructed bath houses and by 2 PM we were splashing in the waves!
My husband took off early, headed up from Portland and met us. Unfortunately it is greenhead flies season… These critters are similar to horseflies and yes they can bite! After plenty of sunshine, splashing, and teeth chattering… That ocean is cold!… We shot out to Five Islands…
Isn't it wonderful how some places never change? They just remain their sweet idyllic selves! That is five islands in a nut shell.
Now for a lobstah dinnah... Even on special this evening! At one of our faves… Taste of Maine in Bath.... before you cross the bridge and just passed Ed's Stuff. I'm longing to check out Ed's Stuff. Wish I had photo of Ed's Stuff … So you could really get the full effect!
Top it all off with ice cream sandwiches! And home to our own comfy beds by 10 PM. Yep, that's why I moved to Maine!
Muggy, unseasonably warm… (I would say hot but I'm from Texas!)...with no breeze… Has been our summer weather over the past few days! However, the lake has warmed up nicely and the kiddos are having a great time splashing and cooling off throughout the day.
Now they have discovered how to make clay (mud) pottery… Letting it dry in the sun on this upside down boat. Nothing like lazy...Okay, hot summer days!
The banners are up, flags are flying, and the sun is shining! It has proven to be the perfect weekend for our little town of St. Albans and their bicentennial celebration!
Rose bushes bursting with blooms are the icing on the cake!
Also wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day Weekend!!
I'm a Texas girl now living the country life on a lakeside farm in central Maine with my four kids... and of course the horses, chickens, bunnies, cats, and whatever other critters happen to wander in periodically and take up residence.
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