Adventures for the Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend. Huzzah! It’s finally here. As always, we have lots of fun plans in mind. Here are a few on our weekend wish list:

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Listen
We’re hoping the weather will be kind to us tonight, so we can check out Cassidy Holden and the Orleans Kids at Congress Square Park in Portland. The event is part of the Portland Swing Project, which showcases music and dance from the 1920s-40s through live music, dances and performances. CP#1 and #2 love all kinds of music, and we can’t wait for them to experience live jazz.

Explore
CP#1 broke her foot while running in heels (true story), and after six weeks, she finally has a clean bill of health! We are looking forward to getting outside and exploring some new trails. Our family is curious to check out East Point Sanctuary Biddeford Pool with its promises of rocky shores and open fields.

If we can get on the road early one morning, we may also take a road trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. This weekend, entry to the gardens is free for all Maine residents with a valid drivers license.

Treats
We’ve been saving our special treats for weekends these days. MP has heard good things about Boulangerie bakery in Kennebunk. A friend who lives nearby says their crusty baguettes are served warm in the morning, and perfect for picnic sandwiches. We’ve also had our eye on The Scoop Deck in Wells for ice cream. Their flavor board is one of the most expansive we’ve seen.

Garden
Our seedlings are coming along nicely on the deck, but we always buy our tomato plants and lettuces at Wealden Farm in Freeport. The roadside stand not only features flowers and plants, but you can also find locally made baked goods, meats, cheeses, honey and maple syrup.

Celebrate
On Monday, MP is running this road race for the first time in four years! Afterwards we’re all planning to check out the Cumberland Memorial Day parade.

Wherever your family adventures take you, we hope you have a fun 3-day weekend!

PS: The incredible place we visited last Memorial Day.

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  1. You’ll love the Scoop Deck… we’ve been going there for years! Happy Memorial Day!!

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