Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Maine.....the rest of the weekend.....

Maine wasn't all about the Pumpkinman Triathlon.  The race was done and the award ceremony done well before noon on Saturday (which I needed to hang around for!)  I was staying until Sunday so no worries about late checkout.  Just a trip back to the hotel for a shower and to move on.

We went to Old Orchard where the New England Parkinson's Ride was taking place.  There were some college friends riding or working at it that I hadn't seen in years.  One of my friends contracted PD about 4 years ago.  She has published a book about it that I found inspirational.  She managed to find many positive things about her life.  Sue calls her biking team, "Suzy's Shakers."  It took me more than a  moment to catch the play in the name.  She rode 50 miles that day (very hot) in spite of not feeling well.  Her husband rides 50 miles in the dark, then 50 with her so he can do 100 miles.  As I said, inspirational.
Sue is the fourth one from the left.

Then it was to Kennebunk to sit on the beach.  H.....E........A.........V.........E.......N!  No need to say more.



Followed by a pretty easy to take meal at the Maine Diner.  I love Maine so much!



Clam chowder, local beer, lobster roll and OMG - pumpkin cake to die for.  I could have gone home then and been thrilled with my trip.  But the fun wasn't over. Sunday morning we took a bike ride near Nubble Light.  I was big time in my happy place.
I only propped my bike for a minute.  Remember 
the ride it almost took into the ocean here!

Playing in the parking lot while Kay took pictures.






Then the sun came out.

Then we did just a little shopping. I got something for each "child."  I got my husband whoopie pies and I bought a shirt and a 3/4 zip. I didn't get a vest I still sort of wish I had.  

Then one more seafood meal before heading home.  There are many reasons to do the Pumpkinman Triathlon again, one big one being that it takes place in Maine.




16 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

Sounds wonderful! What a great trip!

Teamarcia said...

Looks SO so awesome. I am envious of how often you make it to Maine!

Char said...

If I ever go to Maine with you I'll know exactly what to order when we eat. I guessed everything that you had for dinner minus the cake. It must be good!

Amy said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Can you tell us the name of your friend's book?

Darlene said...

I haven't been to Mine in years. You make me want to ...

middleagedrunner said...

Maine is awesome, I'm lucky to live here! Looks like you had a great trip, and for the most part the weather last weekend was decent. Glad you enjoyed your visit! :-)

Jill said...

I had to stop looking at pictures after I started salivating at the pumpkin cake.

egb said...

So jealous! Will be heading up there in October and can't wait for some seafood!

Liz said...

Lovely cycling scenery, and I'm jealous of your long bike rides again!

Kandi said...

You definitely make me want to go to Maine (and Vermont)! Love all your photos. Such a beautiful part of the country.

111 LaLa Lane said...

I can see why you love it so much. Very beautiful.

Giorgio said...

It easy to see it was great trip! Wonderful scenery!

Jamoosh said...

One of these days I am coming to Maine!

HalfCrazed Runner said...

Maine is so beautiful. Your pics. are great!

christa said...

I hope it's nice when we go to maine next month!

Alisa said...

Beautiful. Maine is an amazing state.

OOB, I was just there. You should do the Rev3 race there in august next year. It was an amazing course.