Homesick, Party of Two

The sign of a good vacation?

You cry when it’s over.

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(I guess that could be the sign of a really terrible vacation, too…but in my case, the tears were because I just wasn’t ready to come home. Neither was Lucas.)

I’ve talked before about my family’s property in Maine — we’ve had it since before I was born, and it recently passed from my grandparents to my parents, who now call it home. I hated it as a kid — no cable, just board games! no stores, just miles of forest! — but now it’s my absolute favorite place in the world.

(My mom posts pictures every day, and it’s really worth checking out. Head to http://starstrukbymidcoastmaine.wordpress.com/.)

Last year, hugely pregnant, I traveled to my brother’s wedding, right on the lawn (which is also where my parents got married). So it was extra special to come back this year with my 10-month-old.

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We spent a day in Portland, walking, eating, drinking, touring breweries and enjoying the cool weather.

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Then my parents came and got us for a 2-hour ride north.

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Audrey is truly a lucky little girl, because she got to spend the week with:

  • me and Lucas
  • my parents
  • my brother and sister-in-law
  • Lucas’ father and step-mother
  • Lucas’ grandparents
  • Lucas’ uncle

It was a perfect family reunion. There were always hands to hold the baby, someone to take me out on the boat, lobsters to eat and naps to be taken. I wore t-shirts during the day and sat by the fire at night. We hiked, we shopped, we laughed and we bonded.

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And then…we had to come home. Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE my job. But I just needed more time with my family, and with my beloved New England. I miss the accents. I miss the weather. I miss the Red Sox.

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All good things come to an end, and we’re already planning our next trip. For now, the photos and memories will have to hold me over.

P.S. This is a summer rental property, so if you ever want to take a vacation to beautiful Midcoast Maine, let me know — we have a big house, it’s pet-friendly and very reasonable!

Comments

  1. Renee Widrick says

    It really was amazing…great place to be, great company and the cutest/sweetest baby that ever existed…it doesn’t get better.

  2. says

    As a midcoast girl who’s been living in Western MA for the past four years, I totally feel your pain. Maine really is the way life should be. Your mom’s blog made me homesick…Thanksigiving can’t come soon enough!

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