by Barb enjoying a fabulous run of Maine weather
Our family gathered in our house in Boothbay Harbor over the Fourth of July. Because the fourth was on a Wednesday this year, we started arriving on Tuesday, with more arrivals on Wednesday and Thursday, and then leave-takings from Saturday through Monday. But for forty-eight glorious hours we were all together.
I loved reading Sandra Neily’s post about things to do in the Boothbay region, because, weird, I know, but I have done almost none of them.
One reason is we have a lot of trouble getting off our porch.
Because of the view.
When my granddaughter saw this version of the view, she asked, “Where did all the water go?” A teachable moment.
Also, on the evening of the Fourth, this from the porch.
When we finally do get off the porch, one of our favorite places is Barrett Park, because it’s a quick hit, right around the corner. The perfect place to relax and cool off at the end of the day.
On Friday we all went to the Cabbage Island Clambake. You can read about that here.
And on Saturday to the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.
And of course, there were numerous trips to town.
But somehow we always end up back on the porch.
I hope you had a marvelous Fourth, too.
Looks like a great time. I have many fond memories working as the head librarian in BBH.
it’s a fabulous library. One of the other great things about the town.
Lovely porch and view. Our back deck view is lawn and flowers and woods and we love it. I wouldn’t mind a patch of water in it too. Sounds like a good time was had by all and isn’t family what it’s all about.
Family is definitely what it’s all about.
Nice post, Barb! It appears a great time was had by all, which is what is supposed to happen on a holiday (especially a mid-week holiday, that provides for a lot of hang-out time.) The fireworks photos are terrific!
Thanks, Brenda. The fireworks photos were taken by my daughter-in-law, Sunny.
Looks like you had an awesome time with Family! We love BBH, and will return to Brown’s at the end of the month for our 3rd year.
Have a wonderful time!
Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.
I’m glad you enjoyed them.
Lovely pictures and warm family moments. Seems like a perfect celebration of our country and its bounty.
Oh that was fabulous, Barb! The pictures captured just the best of the best of hanging out in Boothbay. Even if someone buys your house before the next 4th, I am going to come sit on the steps anyway! Thanks!