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Summer Vacation 2014: Yet Another Glorious Seven Days in Mid Coast and Downeast Maine!

Summer 2014 went by so so quickly! When I dropped the kids off at school on the Wednesday after Labor Day, it felt like the last day of the last school year never happened. Time is funny like that. Thankfully, we saved the best part of the summer for the last possible moment.

During the last week of August, Mrs. G-LO, The Boys, and I headed back to Maine so that we could disconnect for a bit from our our everyday lives before heading back to the reality that is school and work.

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Before picking up the keys to our vacation rental, the crew gave me permission to make a quick stop at the Maine Beer Company in Freeport where I picked up a twelve pack of super fresh beer and sampled “a tiny beautiful something” and “Another One.”

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We once again rented a cozy cottage in Bayside Village, which on Tuesday morning was blanketed in fog.

Our second stay in Bayside Village was all about reliving the things that we enjoyed the first time around in Summer 2013

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Digging in to some delicious seafood at Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast.

Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Admiring the majestic Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

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Enjoying some truly delicious Asian Cuisine in Belfast along with a super fresh Maine brewed Craft Beer.

Afternoon Sail in Camden Harbor

Taking a relaxing afternoon sailing trip aboard a Schooner in beautiful Camden Harbor.

WIldflowers in Owl's Head State Park

Wondering what types of wildflowers we saw in Owl’s Head State Park.

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Sinking our teeth into the 7 Napkin Burger at the Owl’s Head General Store.

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Beachcombing for marine life on the beach in Owl’s Head State Park.

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Hiking along the rocky coast at Acadia National Park.

Diving In

Diving into the frigid waters of the Penobscot Bay.

Posing for Pics on Sand Beach

Taking a stroll on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

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Spotting a creepy gnome statuette in the Fort Knox gift shoppe window!

Echo Lake

Relaxing on the beach at Echo Lake.

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Enjoying one last local beer while watching a favorite movie with Mrs. G-LO after the kids went to bed.

The Long Ride Home

Getting one last look at the beautiful countryside as we head to the Interstate for what was thankfully a very quick and uneventful drive home.

14 replies »

  1. Lovely photography as usual. Looks like fun. I can’t wait till 2.0 gets a little older so that vacation doesn’t = usual routine in a less convenient place.

    I loved Maine from my short time there in the past, and the Haybag wants to see it. I think we’ll have to make it up there eventually.


    • Thanks BBQ! Definitely a worthwhile trip if you like great beer, great food, and beautiful scenery. Could live without the drive though. It’s fine once you cross the Maine / NH border, but the NJ to NH part kinda sucks.


  2. I’m still not going there but the more you photograph it, the more I waver. Great Photos! I’m torn between the action photo of your boy jumping into the Bay and the 7 Napkin Burger. MMMM…burger.


    • Thanks Limpd! Personally, I think you’d have a good time. There’s a good balance of great food, great beer, and great scenery. Plus, it’s a little bit weird.


  3. Whoever said “Go northeast, young man” was dead right about Maine and is probably dead now. That happens when you say something so quotable forever. Ever notice that the best quotes come from dead people. Just saying. Nothing beats vacation than a vacation. Crap, I just made that up. I feel death lurking. Go Maine!


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