I’m Just Curious: Weekend in southern Maine

by Debbie Walker

I have pretty much decided a large number of people who live in Massachusetts run away from home on the weekends. Add to that a long weekend and the group grows.

I don’t think they are fall peepers because we were in a beach town. I don’t think the beach is the reason for their visit in October, however, I do believe there were some kayakers in the group.

There was a stretch of I-295 in Freeport with some pretty colors. This is probably the peak weekend for color and the rain that came in Saturday night will probably knock some of those beautiful colors to the ground.

Some of the people may have been there to visit the unique shops for their clearance prices, best prices of the season! I am sure the eateries were thrilled with all the customers as well.

I can’t believe that we were in a restaurant for an hour and a half before we even got seated: Drinks often lessen the stress of a long wait. That was true in this case.

You might wonder why someone with my attitude would even be there in all the rat race, wait a minute! I just realized something. I’ll bet a lot of these Massachusetts people were trying to escape their home rat race by coming to Maine and, TA DA, another rat race.

OK enough of that. We were in the rat race so that Ken could visit with three of his children. Joe’s (a son) family was the host. Ken visited with daughter, Chris, and another son, Kenny. At this point I believe we were into the third day of celebrating Ken’s 75th birthday.

The birthday started a day early with a trip for Ken and his friend, Carl, to the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum. I knew all things transportation related would be of interest to both and would be Carl’s birthday gift, as well.

Ken’s actual birthday, Friday, was cake and ice cream for both the guys, with family and friends popping in and out. Saturday morning began the trip to the rat race, ooopps, I mean to southern Maine where he visited three of his children and grandson, Joshua.

All in all, I think Ken had a pretty busy birthday and a lot of people enjoyed their Maine weekend! We hope you enjoyed yours as well.

For now I’M JUST CURIOUS, what gets you curious?

Contact me at dwdaffy@yahoo.com subject line: Curiosity Have a great week!


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