Last weekend we had a planned getaway to celebrate Phil's birthday to Ogunquit, Maine. I booked a nice hotel and planned activities (a trolley ride! a run on the Marginal Way! a piano bar!) and then the horrific Lewiston, Maine shootings happened. We were supposed to leave on Friday morning, and the killer was still on the loose. Even though Ogunquit and Lewiston are about 90 minutes apart, we didn't know what direction the manhunt was heading and thought we better be safe than sorry. We canceled the hotel and quickly booked one much closer on the Cape, in Falmouth to be exact. We drove down and rented bikes and rode on the Shining Sea Bikeway for a couple hours. The weather was like summer and it was just so beautiful.
We parked our bikes and walked around downtown Falmouth which is such a fun place. There were scarecrows all around, decorated by local businesses as part of a contest. We shopped and ate and saw The Conant House which was built in 1730!
I had to send my dermatologist sister this sign I saw in an Irish pub:
We checked into the hotel and swam in the pool and soaked in the jacuzzi - we had the whole place to ourselves! Then we got ready for dinner at Siena in Mashpee Commons.
We shared fried cauliflower and a delicious sausage and ricotta pizza, mmm. Then we walked around Mashpee Commons, which happens to be where we had a Maggie's Ice Cream Shop for quite a few years. It's a cupcake shop now :)
We got back to the hotel and The Notebook was starting on tv, which made for a nice ending to a very nice day. The next day we went for a long walk on the bike path (was supposed to be a run but Phil's leg was bothering him) and then had lunch and went grocery shopping on the way home because *life*.
That evening was the Homecoming Dance at our kid's high school. These girls are so beautiful and I wish they realized that longer dresses would still make them look beautiful ;)
|Maggie and friends
|Eamon and his date
|Andrew's girlfriend and Eamon's date
|Maggie and her bf since childhood
|Maggie and Maggie in the same dress and shoes :)
The report was that the dance was pretty lame, the DJ was terrible, and everybody left an hour before it ended. Somehow they still seemed to have a good time :) Now onto Halloween and All Saints Day!