We did not see the Bush’s but Kennebunkport was gorgeous!

We arrived in Wells, ME and set up in a campground whose sites are selected on a first come, first served basis.  This is the first campground like this and if you have a big unit, it’s rather interesting as the roads are narrow and the turns are really tight.  While you are driving around looking for a site, so are others.  If you are fortunate to find the site you can fit in, you are probably on the wrong side of the road so you have to go around and drive in the other way so you can pull in.  In the meantime, you are unaware that someone else selected that very prime site and by the time you drive around, someone else has just pulled in.  Ughh!  Anyway, we found a site and once settled we opted to ride around to get our bearings.  Kennebunkport is a beautiful coastal town and the downtown area is just adorable.  Unfortunately, we had arrived around low tide, but you can imagine how pretty it must be around high tide.



Many buildings have cupolas or weathervanes, all different sizes and shapes.



The shops are located upstairs, downstairs, in alleyways, uphill and downhill.  Creating a map must be very challenging.


So these are the directionals used.  I found it rather cute. But no sightings of any Bush’s.

We continued our tour of the area and came across Cape Porpoise and decided to stop and have some lunch at a restaurant called The Ramp.  Sitting there we recalled a conversation we had with a couple from Ponte Vedra, Florida who were having lunch at the table next to ours at the Bar Harbor Inn.  They suggested we go to the Ramp.  I understand why.


Today was rainy and foggy and we decided to drive around the area anyway.  We were driving around Kennebunkport and without knowing it, we drove right by a beautiful piece of property on the water, of course and came across the marker for the summer home of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and if you look beyond it, there is the home.  You know it because it has the U.S. Flag and below it Texas’ flag. It really is an awesome feeling to be able to see the property of a former president.  It was so worth going out in this yucky weather.  


The guardhouse


We then continued our journey to Ogunquit with the intention of walking the famous Marginal Mile which ends in Perkins Cove. As we were approaching Ogunguit it started raining with a vengeance so we opted to have lunch at Maine’s Diner, which is famous for being listed in Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood.  John ordered a Haddock sandwich and I, a crabcake sandwich, both of which were absolutely delicious.  

Yeah! It stopped raining and off to walk the mile we went.

 

Perkins Cove is at the end of the Marginal Mile


Tomorrow we go to Cape Cod.  

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