I think I was born this way, but I find it very difficult to truly relax! As soon as I sit down with a bowl of popcorn to watch "Steel Magnolias" and relax, my brain starts thinking of things I have to do or ideas about how I can teach a specific lesson on Monday with my kiddos.
However, it is VERY easy to relax when we go to Maine in the summer. It is one of my favorite places on earth, and I just blogged about this last week. You can check out that post here. But I will share a few more pictures of past years' good times in Ogunquit, "a beautiful place by the sea".
Even on rainy (and sometimes chilly) years, it's the best place to be!
We always look forward to trolley rides around town. All of the trolleys have names that rhyme - Molly, Lolly, Rolly, Polly, Holly, Dolly, Jolly, etc...so cute. We also get a Christmas ornament each year with the name of the trolley we ride first. Just a simple tradition!
Down the road a bit is Perkin's Cove - so peaceful and cute. We eat at the Lobster Shack and shop at some of the little shops in the cove. We walk across the drawbridge and watch for boats to come into the cove too. I'm sitting here typing this and looking at all these pictures, desperately wanting to be there RIGHT NOW.
Then we walk on the Marginal Way. It's a beautiful little walkway right by the sea. It's about a mile walk between Ogunquit and Perkin's Cove. Amazing views and it's so peaceful!
Oh, and did I mention that George and Barbara Bush have a vacation home near Ogunquit? A few years ago, we were watching some of the boats in Perkin's Cove, and he and Barbara and an entourage of people showed up to eat lobster! It was wild! I've never been that close to a U.S. President before! It was pretty cool! Plus, you can drive to Kennebunkport and see his house. It's huge!
The best part, though, is the beach! It is where I read books FOR FUN and I can actually focus on them. Just the waves and the seagulls in the background!
Me and my sweet husband! Great memories!
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Now, it's time to go relax, and what better way to do that than with a freebie?
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Don't forget to link up with The Therapeutic Teacher and tell us how YOU relax. I need some ideas! :)
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