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Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

By Boozedancing @boozedancing
Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

From Kittery to Portland and everywhere in between...

If you want life to slow down a bit, you need to take a break from your usual routine and try something new. This applies to all aspects of life, i.e. work, home, hobbies, vacations, etc..

For five out of the past six years, we have spent our week long summer vacation in Ocean City, NJ. We always have a great time, and the kids love every minute of it, but since we’ve been there so many times, and since we are so familiar with the area, those seven days now feel like just three or four.

Rather than doing the same old same old this summer, Mrs. G-LO and I decided to change things up. This year’s week long vacation was spent in a place called Camp Ellis, a small seaside community just outside of Saco, Maine. This would be our third trip to Maine, but our first with the boys.

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words“, I thought it would be easier to give you a visual presentation of what we did all week. Here goes…

Explored Camp Ellis

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Our rental house was behind the house on the left. A 300 ft. walk to the beach.

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Camp Ellis beach at low tide. Hermit crab heaven!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The 4,000+ Feet Long "Camp Ellis Jetty"

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The Marina at Camp Ellis

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The boat launch at the Camp Ellis Marina

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

More of the Camp Ellis Marina

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Even more of the Camp Ellis Marina

Ate lots of lobster!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

This is where we bought our lobsters. He even lent us a pot to cook them in.

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Say hello to our little friends!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Now say hello to dinner! We had 10 of these beauties for a total cost of $85!

Attended the Mainely Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Festival and Woodsman Competition

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

BBQ Competition!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, BBQ Baked Beans, and Coleslaw... OH MY!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The Woodsman Competition

Bought Some Hard To Find Beers From New England. Like You Didn’t See That Coming!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Downeast Beverage Company in Portland, Maine

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Vic & Whit's in Saco, Maine

I picked up the following beers at Vic & Whit’s and at Downeast Beverage Company:

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

A fuzzy photo of the purchased beers

Went On A Sunset Sail In Portland Harbor

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The Wendameen

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Sailing aboard The Bagheera

Found Many Great Places To Eat!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The bar at When Pigs Fly Pizzeria in Kittery, Maine

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

The beer list at When Pigs Fly

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Grilled Pineapple Pizza: San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Chopped Jalapeno, Speck, Sea Salt, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. DELICIOUS!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Huot's in Camp Ellis, Maine. We had the fried clams and shrimp on several occasions. And we don't usually like fried fish!

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Dinner at the Maine Diner in Wells, Maine. Chicken Pot Pie for the Wife. Pancakes for the Kids. The Eddie Andelman for Me: Mac + Cheese, Grilled Kountry Klub Franks, Coleslaw, and a Corn Muffin.

Summer Vacation 2011: A Photo Tour Of Our Seven Days in Southern Maine

Ice Cream at Garside's in Saco, Maine

I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of our Summer Vacation! If you’ve been to any of the same places, free to tell us about your experiences in the comments below.

Here is a complete list of links in case you plan on following in our footsteps:


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