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Maine Vacation: Our 4th of July

Our Fourth of July was different this year.  We didn’t attend an Independence Day parade.  We didn’t host (or attend) a picnic.  We didn’t even eat picnic food.  We did, though, go see a fireworks display.  It wasn’t a typical Fourth of July holiday for us, but we still had a very enjoyable day.

 

Bob went for a hike this morning at Dodge Point Reserve near Damariscotta. 

From the parking area, Bob followed a portion of the shore trail from Brickyard Beach to Pebble Beach, then back up to the old farm road returning to the parking area. Bob reckons he walked about 2.5 miles.  There were a few muddy areas, but Bob managed to navigate around / through them without getting muddy.

While Bob was hiking at Dodge Point Reserve, I was relaxing back at Pioneer Motel.  My main activities were reading and attempting to get a good photograph of a resident bird.

This picture is as good as it got. Bob says that this bird is an Eastern Phoebe.

Late this morning we drove to Thomaston to go to the Maine State Prison Showroom.  The showroom is an outlet for the crafts made by the inmates of Maine State Prison. 

The Window Display at Maine State Prison Showroom caught my eye!

We bought a yo-yo and a lighthouse bird feeder.  The merchandise is priced fairly and reasonable throughout Maine State Prison Showroom!

This is the bird feeder that we purchased at the Maine State Prison Showroom.

Leaving the showroom we followed Route 97 to 220 and back to Route 1, thereby seeing more of Mid-Coast Maine.

 

We ate lunch at Damariscotta River Grill and then returned to Pioneer Motel.

This evening we watched the fireworks in Boothbay Harbor from the Fishermen’s Memorial Park in front of Our Lady Queen of Peace church.

Waiting for 4th of July fireworks

The fireworks display was excellent.

This blog post concludes Day 7 of our 10-day Maine vacation (June 28-July 7, 2019).

– TO BE CONTINUED –

7 Responses to “Maine Vacation: Our 4th of July”

    • Linda G.

      Bob’s sister, who lives in NH, was the source of our information on the prison showroom. What a wonderful place it is!

      Reply
  1. eileeninmd

    Hello, the fireworks video is beautiful. I love the cute Phoebe, great capture. The birdhouse is pretty, a great purchase. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

    Reply
  2. Rose

    It has been years since we went to a fireworks display…I would love to go again. These were gorgeous!

    Reply
  3. Anonymous

    Wow, who knew there was such a program in a prison! What an awesome idea for the inmates to be able to work in the workshop. I was very impressed with the beautiful things they created.

    Reply

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