Sunday, May 6, 2012

Baby's Big Adventure to Maine

Ever since Brett & Heather rolled into New York, parked the car and took a look around, they've been on the go ever since.  Most parents slow down when there's a baby in tow...not us!  We've been blessed with a happy little guy, who doesn't mind being on the go.

While our friend Brandi Hodges was in town to visit Colt, we decided to load up our possee and truck it on over to Maine.  It's one of our favorite places we've discovered since living in Yankee territory!  We thought the five hour car ride would also be a good test for baby before he made his big trip later this summer to Missouri.

One of the best baby products we've stumbled upon as new parents has to be the Kidco Peapod Travel Tent.  It folds down to about the size of a dinner plate and comes with it's own carrying case.  When you get to where you're going you just pop it out and blow up the small mattress that keeps baby lounging in comfort.  Colt is really digging his Grouchy Ladybug these days so we clipped it on for an impromptu mobile. 

Snug as a bug!
Our first stop in Maine was to Walmart where we scooped up 8 lbs. of fresh lobster (for only three people!).  The deli department happily steams the sorry suckers for free, so all we had to add were some rolls, corn on the cob from KFC and a Wendy's bake potato for our "Lobster Fest."  Unfortunatly, our hotel this time didn't have a microwave so we ended up melting our dipping butter with the bottle warmer!

The scenery in Maine didn't dissapoint!  On this visit we traveled to the beach at Bath in Sagadahoc County.  We saw only a few other tourists out strolling in the sand on the overcast day. 

This was both Colt and Brandi's first visit to the ocean! Colt didn't get his feet wet (fortunatly Dad did it for him)...

...but Brandi took the plunge all by herself!  Nothing like a little lot of freezing water and sand running through your toes!

We thought it was odd that the moment we stepped on the sand our Colt-the-Bolt was out like a light....until we realized his night time sound macine played ocean waves.  Before our next trip to a coast, we may have to opt for something else so he doesn't miss all the fun!

While we were in The Pine Tree State, we stopped in Freeport.  There, at the L.L. Bean flagship store, the nursery rhyme "The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe" came to mind while we posed for a pic by the giant boot.

No visit to Maine would be complete without seeing one of the beautiful lighthouses on the rocky coastline.  We took Brandi & Colt to the Portland Head Light.  We'd been there in May of last year, but the sight is still one to see!

Unless you slept through it.

We rounded up our sight seeing Maine adventure with a last stop in Kennebunkport to see if the Bush's were home.  No sight of them this time, but the view was still spectacular!

Colt really enjoyed his first trip to Maine and said he can't wait to go back again!  Lucky for him, we can't either!